Thursday, February 16, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Airlie Beach Parkrun

This week 101 fantastic people ran, jogged, and walked the five-kilometre waterfront course of Airlie Beach parkrun, of whom 21 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests.

The local running event extended its congratulations to Donna and Ron who both completed their 100th parkrun today.

The event was made possible by 18 devoted volunteers: Nick Beecroft, Kara Olver, Chris Hands, Sebastian Vinci, Rebecca Radley, Corrine Hendrikse, Sarah Voigt, Nathalie Blomme, Steve Athey, Christopher Harvey, Susanne Willmott, Calvin, Jess Van Ek, Sebastian, Laura Oates, Jarrod Keys, Dennis Mundle, and Anne Law.

On Saturday, February 18, Airlie Beach parkrun will be conducting a Pride-themed day; a day that is safe and promotes the inclusivity of all at parkrun, especially the LBQT+ community amd aligns with WorldPride day.

All participants and volunteers on the day are encouraged to participate with rainbow themed sportswear.

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 lower carpark till 9:30am if a parkrun barcode is placed on the dashboard. Post parkrun coffee and chat is held at Bohemian Raw and Berry & Maple Patisserie.

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 five-kilometre 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 Airlie Beach parkrun

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