Parkrun Australia

Address

22 / 2 Simpsons Road, CURRUMBIN WATERS, QLD, 4223

Website

parkrun.com.au

tim@parkrun.com

Description

parkrun Australia (www.parkrun.com.au) is a not for profit organisation designed to increase participation in running & other sports throughout Australia. parkrun wasas established in the United Kingdom in 2004 to provide free, weekly timed 5km running events to every community that wants one. Since its inception, parkrun has grown to have over 95 events held every Saturday morning in countries such as England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Denmark, Australia and even the Camp Bastion British military base in Afghanistan!

parkrun Australia (www.parkrun.com.au) is a not for profit organisation designed to increase participation in running & other sports throughout Australia.

parkrun was established in the United Kingdom in 2004 to provide free, weekly timed 5km running events to every community that wants one. Since its inception, parkrun has grown to have over 95 events held every Saturday morning in countries such as England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Denmark, Australia and even the Camp Bastion British military base in Afghanistan!

Some key points:

- In 2011 alone, 79,600 parkrunners have completed 365,000 parkruns totaling 1.82 million kilometers with over 10,000+ registered runners participating every Saturday morning.

- parkrun Australia launched on the Gold Coast on April 2 and in Brisbane on September 17 and already has over 1000 registered runners.

- parkrun Australia launches in Melbourne on November 19 and in Sydney on January 21, 2012.

- The parkrun record is 14:00 set by Australian Craig Mottram on June 10, 2006.

 

Parkrun Australia