parkruns are free, weekly, community events all around the world. parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. It’s a collection of 5 kilometre events for you to walk, jog or run, every Saturday morning. You can also volunteer to help out at the event or you can simply go along to spectate.
parkrun is a great opportunity to meet other people and give your mental health a boost, as well as your physical health.
How do I join in?
Registration is completely free and only needs to be done once. Simply complete the registration form, print your barcode and head down to your local event.
Find your local parkrun event
- Applecross – every Saturday, 8am at Jeff Joseph Reserve.
- Bibra Lake – every Saturday, 8am at Bibra Lake Reserve.
- Calleya – every Saturday, 8am at Calleya Estate.
- Canning River – every Saturday, 8am at Canning River Regional Park.
- Cottesloe – every Saturday, 8am at Marine Parade.
- Shelley – every Saturday, 8am at Shelley Foreshore.
The above list shows local events to Melville but there are so many more! Have a look here to find all WA parkruns – simply zoom in to your area and click on your nearest event.
Physical & mental health benefits of parkrun
- Regular physical activity
- Gets you outside in the fresh air
- Social interaction
- Sense of achievement
Try your hand at Nordic Walking at parkrun
A Passion for parkrun – “I have always loved running with my dad and I was a particularly sporty child and parkrun helped me rediscover and foster my love for running as an adult…”
10 Years of parkrun – ” Something most parkrunners across Australia can identify with however, is the creation of friendships, personal growth and new beginnings in vast and diverse locations of our wonderful nation…”
However you choose to participate in parkrun, whether it’s on your own, with friends or family, pushing a pram or Nordic walking, you know you’re going to have fun!
For more information on these events, head over to the parkrun website.