parkrun Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that supports communities to deliver free, weekly, volunteer-led 5km events in public areas of open space every Saturday morning. parkruns are informal and non-competitive – there are no winners, nobody comes last thanks to volunteer Tail Walkers, and you can take part with your dog or push a baby in a pram.
People of all ages, backgrounds and abilities are supported to walk, run, volunteer or spectate, and no experience or training is required. The aim of parkrun is to create pathways for everyone in society to get involved in their local event in a way that is safe, enjoyable and leads to regular participation.
parkrun events are free to take part in and there is no obligation to attend every week – you just turn up whenever you like.
All participants should register with parkrun before their first event using the form on the parkrun website, print off their personal barcode and bring it to parkrun whenever they attend. Participants only need to register once, as their barcode is then valid at any parkrun in the world every week. parkrun has a dedicated support site with FAQs, or alternatively people can contact the local parkrun event team using the contact details on the event’s website.