Op shop theme for parkrun
Warragul parkrun celebrated its third birthday on Saturday.
The event marked parkrun’s 160th consecutive event in Warragul, with the event carrying an op shop theme.
Held each Saturday morning at Warragul’s Brooker Park, parkrun is a weekly timed 5km walk or run supported by volunteers.
Warragul parkrun averages about 100 participants each Saturday morning, and welcomes people of all ages and ability from runners, walkers and in between.
Some people finish in 18 minutes, some in an hour and a half, and the volunteers for the day stay until the last person is supported through the finishing flags in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Photos from each event are posted to the Warragul parkrun Facebook page.
Participants are required to register online and print their unique barcode to receive their results via email.
Parking is available at St Paul’s basketball stadium, with participants meeting at 7.50am at the barbecue shelter in Brooker Park.
Volunteer positions are also available each week if you would prefer to support and not participate in the 5km aspect to parkrun.
Participants meet at a local venue for tea and coffee following the event.
To register visit the website www.parkrun.com.au/register/
Michael Winterton of Labertouche crosses the line during Warragul parkrun’s 160th event, which doubled as a third birthday celebration for the club.
Participants in Saturday’s park run are, from left Leonie ‘The General’ Mitchell, Dave French, Rachel Hammond, Melissa Taafe, Helen Matthews, Nathan Hoskings and Bruce Ferrier, all of Warragul.
Getting ready to cut the third birthday cake are Chloe Douglas and two-year-old Henry Douglas.
Chris Buckingham of Ellinbank dressed up for the occasion.