Parkrun is free, both finically and free of obligation. It is a timed 5km sprint, run or walk that includes parents with prams, the very young, the more elderly, super-fit running types, leisurely dogwalkers, people with disabilities and most essentially, the volunteers who make it possible each week. Parkrun is about the community as much as it is about the running.
Parkrun is a Free Weekly Running Event, Held Globally at 8am on Saturday Mornings.
The Applecross course takes place at Jeff Joseph Reserve on the Strand in Applecross, just adjacent to the Applecross tennis courts. To take part you need to register before your first run and print out a copy of the barcode to take along with you to the event. When you arrive, the chief marshal will brief all the runners and include a section for first-timers.
The run is completed on a mix of concrete path and boardwalk and marshals are located at key sections of the course. Applecross Parkrun uses shared pathways and runners (and walkers) must give way to other path users. Dogs must be kept on a short lead, you cannot run with a pram and a dog and children under the age of 11 must be accompanied, within arms reach, of an adult.
Parkrun began life in 2004 as a tiny gathering of 13 runners in Teddington, UK and in the 14 years since more than 2.7 million people have taken part in over 1300 parkrun venues in 17 different countries. WA offers other venues to participate in Parkrun including; Aveley, Bibra Lake, Bunbury, Calleya, Canning River, Carine Glades, Champion Lakes, Claisebrook Cove, Cottesloe, Dawesville, Geographe Bay, Kalgoolie-Boulder, Kanunurra, Lake Joondalup, Manjimup, Margaret River, Maylands, Moora, Mount Helena, Mt Clarence, Pioneer, Port Hedlands, Quinns Rocks, Rockingham, Shelley, Wanneroon, Whitfords Nodes, Woodbridge Riverside and Yokine.