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Parkrun4everyone initiative


The Embracing 2018 Legacy Program partnered with parkrun to bring 20 new sites to Australia.

The new parkrun locations were rolled out in the lead-up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), attracting more than 9,500 participants in total.  

The five kilometre parkruns are free and open to everyone, taking place in parkland surroundings, with half of the new sites pram and wheelchair accessible. Participants also have their run times recorded, giving them the opportunity to do their personal best every week.

People of all ages, running ability and fitness levels were encouraged to take part – from casual joggers and juniors, to athletes.

The Embracing 2018 Legacy Program for GC2018 will build active, engaged and inclusive communities by motivating people to move more, value their health, and be active for life.

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The Embracing 2018 parkrun4everyone initiative was funded by the Australian Government, through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program for GC2018.

20 new sites launched

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