Our Sponsors and Supporters
Our sponsors are our lifeblood
At parkrun we work very closely and in partnership with our sponsors and supporters. Together we have been successful in developing a unique partnership where our partners secure the operational costs of parkrun allowing parkrun to operate a no cost to the runner model.
This unusual, innovative and inventive method of partnership is delivering unbelievable results in the community. Grassroots sport has never witnessed collaboration of this nature before.
The benefits to all parkrunners are that you get the running experience you want with a very light touch from our sponsors.
Medibank is proud to be teaming up with Australia’s biggest running event. At Medibank, we are committed to investing in the health and wellbeing of the Australian community. This includes supporting events that encourage Australians to be healthy and active. We have been insuring the health of Australians for almost 40 years under our Medibank and ahm brands. More than 3.9 million Australians trust us with their health every day and depend on us for support and peace of mind in both in and out of hospital. We also provide pet, travel, life and funeral insurance products we we’re there for every member of the family at any life stage. Everything we do is aimed at delivering better health to our members through our provision of health services, online information through Medibank be. Magazine, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, our health advocacy and our work in the community. Our association with parkrun Australia is another way to enable us to deliver on our promise of encouraging and supporting Australians to take small steps towards more healthy and active lifestyles – for better health.
The Athlete’s Foot is proud to be a sponsor of parkrun Australia. We are passionate about health and fitness and are dedicated to helping people of all ages and abilities reach their personal fitness and performance goals by providing correctly fitted footwear and personalised service.
With over 130 stores nationally, caring and supporting our local communities is at the heart of who we are, and we pride ourselves on the strong sense of community we have fostered over the past 30 years. Like us, parkrun believes in being accessible, inclusive and welcoming, which is why we believe they are the "perfect fit" for us.
The Queensland Government is pleased to partner with parkrun Australia in the lead up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). Funding provided by the Australian Government has enabled the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program to team up with parkrun Australia and provide 20 new parkrun sites across Australia. This brings with it the opportunity for more Queensland adults and children to participate in free timed runs and to get active in their local community.
GC2018 will be a Game-changer for Queensland. Beyond the 11 days of unforgettable sporting competition, GC2018 holds the promise of a transformative legacy, creating active and inclusive communities of which everyone should feel proud to be a part of.