parkrun Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that provides weekly, timed 5km running/walking events to communities across Australia. parkrun events are inclusive, welcoming people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. The weekly format encourages people to commit to regular physical activity. parkrun events also promote positive mental health and wellbeing through building community and social connectedness. Coordinated entirely by volunteers and 100% free to participants, parkrun events remove the cost barriers often associated with organised activity and participating in sport.
parkrun is a great pathway for participants to transition in and out of physical activity by providing an inclusive environment to build fitness, get active and be outdoors.
With no membership or weekly fees, parkrun Australia relies on sponsorship income to fund its operating costs. And these funds don’t cover the full costs associated with starting new events.
We have received a grant for $3,500 from Mansfield Community Fund. ‘A parkrun 4 Mansfield Victoria’ is a campaign to raise the remaining $3,500 needed to launch Mansfield Botanic parkrun. These funds will cover the establishment and ongoing costs and fees for the LIFETIME of the event, and includes the purchase of a LifePak CR Plus Defib. There will be NO additional charges for participants, the event team or funding bodies for the lifetime of the event.