Free, weekly, timed 5km running events for all! Register now for FREE at www.parkrun.com.au
To provide a free, weekly, timed 5km running and walking event to every community that wants one, thereby strengthening community connections and helping reduce the prevalence of chronic lifestyle related diseases.
The mainstay of parkrun events is that they are simple and offer no barriers to taking part. Our parkrunners can run, jog or walk, can bring their dog on a lead or push their children in a pram and can be 5 years old or 105.
The parkrun family in Australia is made up of 55% ladies and 45% gents. 14% of parkrunners are younger that 21, 54% are in the range 21 to 40 while 32% are older than 40. 80% of parkrunners do not belong to a traditional running club.
Each parkrun event is run by the local community for the local community. Our volunteers inspire the initiation of an event and it’s the local volunteers who manage the event every week under the leadership of an Event Director.