Thursday, February 22, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Triumphs and Tributes: Mackay Parkrun

Last Saturdays Mackay Parkrun event was not only a celebration of personal achievements but also an appreciation to volunteers involved.

Allan Lorraway, achieved a remarkable new personal best by shredding off 1 minute and 36 seconds from his previous score in his 149th parkrun finish. His previous on-going participation and eagerness has finally paid off and members of the Mackay Parkrun couldn’t be prouder.

The success of Event #369 was made possible by the tireless efforts of a dedicated team of volunteers.  Each volunteer wore their distinctive vests and contributed their time and energy to ensure the event ran smoothly. All of the parkrun helpers who volunteer consistently receive a ‘Volunteer Milestone’ for their efforts, ensuring those involved in assisting don’t go unnoticed.

Club members who have participated in the events for up to an impressive number of 250 times have also received recognition and a ‘250 Club Milestone.’

Mackay parkrun is a free, all inclusive, 5-kilometre run or walk that is timed. Weekly parkruns commence at 7am every Saturday morning.

If you’d like to partake in the event, registration is required in advance.

To become a volunteer, details are provided via Facebook, (Mackay Parkrun) or online at

Photo Credit: Mackay Parkrun (Facebook)

Caption 1: Personal Best Wall of Fame

Caption 2: Mackay Parkrun Volunteers

Caption 3: Allan Lorraway (left), with the support of great mate Greg Dawes (right)

Caption 4: Participants kicking off their Saturday morning!

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