Thursday, August 24, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
This week, 92 dedicated people ran, jogged, and walked the 5km waterfront course, of whom 22 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests.
Alihra reached the milestone of 10 parkruns as a junior.
The event was made possible thanks to RD Chris M and his team of 15 generous volunteers: Nick, Kara, Wade, Craig, Susanne, Shane, Jess, Lilliana, Rose, Jarrod, Lynne, Joanne, Tina, Annie, and Margaret.
Airlie Beach parkrun started on 5th December 2015. Since then, 4,847 participants have completed 24,858 parkruns covering a total distance of 124,290 km, including 2,875 new Personal Bests.
A total of 398 individuals have volunteered 3,656 times.
Every Saturday Airlie Beach parkrun meets at 6:50am for a briefing at area D, Coral Sea Marina (adjacent to the top carpark). Parking is free in the lowest carpark till 9:30am if a parkrun barcode is placed on the dashboard. Post parkrun coffee and chat is held at My Rainbow Bakery & Cafe.
The best-kept secret about parkrun is that it’s not about running - it’s about bringing people together in public parks and open spaces across the world to have some fun in a friendly, social, and supportive environment. You can walk or run the 5k course (pushing a pram or with one dog on a short lead if you want to!), lend a helping hand as a volunteer in a wide range of super-easy roles, or simply spectate and socialise on the sidelines.
Contributed with thanks to Parkrun Airlie Beach
The Airlie Beach Parkrun volunteers joining the fun
Alihra has completed 10 parkruns. Photos supplied