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Published December 21st 2013
Weekly free 5 km timed run
From Parkrun Australia Website
Need a new avenue to focus your running on? Or a little inspiration to get the ball moving with running?
Often we set out with great intentions of trying a new activity and sometimes we need a little motivation and regular events to keep going and give us something to work towards.
From Parkrun Australia event website
Parkrun is a very casual and friendly series of weekly events allowing you to see how you improve in your running times each week. If you need additional motivation to get out and about, then this is something held once a week, run entirely by volunteers and has a friendly atmosphere. It is also a great place to meet fellow runners and catch up regularly.
Registration for Parkrun events is required prior to your initial run and this needs to be completed online. Registration is only required once and is free and means you can run at any Parkrun event worldwide. One registered, you will need to print your registration barcode which, upon completion of a 5 km event, you present your barcode along with a tag given to you when you pass over the finish point.
A friendly volunteer will then scan the finish tag along with your barcode and your time will be emailed to you. Note that if you don't have a barcode to scan at the end then you won't obtain a result.
Parkrun is open to all ages, however, children under 11 years of age require parental supervision throughout the run. These non-competitive 5km timed trials are a great way to introduce the family to running and being active, especially as there is no cost each week to run.
Torrens Parkrun is held at Torrens Lake with the start at the Weir adjacent to Par 3 Golf Links and Red Ochre Grill. This is located approximated 300m west on War Memorial Drive after the Montefiore Rd intersection to the Torrens Lake Weir / Par 3 Golf Links.
The course follows the closest path along the river under a few bridges until you reach a 2.5km turnaround, where you turn and head back to the start.
The run commences at 8am each week and is generally followed by a post run coffee at the Par 3 Golf Links Kiosk, which is a great way to relax and meet people as well.