Parkrun

Parkrun is a network of 5-kilometre free running events that take place every Saturday morning at over 1,800 locations, in twenty-two countries, across five continents. Parkrun is non-competitive but you still get your time and place number. Everyone is welcomed, no matter their ability. Have a look here to see if there is Parkrun in your country.

The Parkrun Alphabet Challenge

Some people can get rather obsessed with Parkrun and so the Parkrun Alphabet Challenge started. The challenge is to run a Parkrun that starts with every letter of the alphabet. This Challenge is popular for Parkrun Tourists.

My Parkrun Alphabet Challenge Progress

Here’s how far I am through the Alphabet. There’s still a while to go yet, but I’m getting there. All of them were run in Australia unless otherwise stated.

A– Albury Wodonga
Aplins Weir

B

C– Central Lakes
Château de Pierre de Bresse (France)
Cloncurry

D

E

F– Farfalle (Italy)
Forster

G – George Town

H – Hastings Foreshore

I

J – Jells

K– Kawana
KM Reedy Reserve

L– Lilydale Lake
Launceston
Lac de Divonne

M– Marriott Waters
Mura di Lucca (Italy)

N– Nambour
Noosa
Nhill

O

P

Q

R– Rouen

S

T

U

V

W

X– (There is no Parkrun that starts with X, yet)

Y

Z

Volunteering

Parkrun is a free event so it’s run by volunteers. I very recently volunteered for the first time at Launceston parkrun. It was so much fun. There was an almost festive atmosphere among the ground of volunteers I was with.

I’ll definitely volunteer again soon. It seems only fair considering how many times I’ve done parkrun!

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