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Pallara Parkrun celebrates 4 years of fun free community fitness

Jamie Furness    August 12, 2022    2 min read   

Runners and volunteers from Pallara Parkrun celebrated their 4th birthday at Brookbent Road Park on July 23.


The event was attended by more than 100 people, including members from Pallara Parkrun and visitors from surrounding Forest Lake and Calamvale Parkrun groups.


Pallara Parkrun event director Brian Keller said the weather was great and the birthday celebration was enjoyed by runners of all ages.


“The event went really well,” he said.


“Pallara Parkrun is rather small – we average 35-40 participants per week – but at our 4th birthday we had 103 people.”

Calamvale Ward councillor Angela Owen, who is a regular Pallara Parkrun supporter, also attended the event.


“She even brought along some Brisbane Monopoly games to give away, which was nice of her,” Mr Keller said.

Calamvale Ward councillor Angela Owen gave away Brisbane Monopoly games at the Pallara Parkrun 4th Birthday Event.


State Member for Algester Leanne Enoch also joined in the celebrations and expressed her congratulations to the organisers via Facebook, noting that she’d joined the runners on the day as well.


Pallara Parkrun volunteers Jane, Pete, Sophie, Emma, Robyn, Steph, Teresa, Sharryn, Marion and James were recognised and thanked for their help running the event.

Pallara Parkrun event director Brian Keller and State Member for Algester Leanne Enoch.


The Parkrun mission statement is “to create a healthier and happier planet.”


Mr Keller said people of all ages were welcome to join Parkrun.


“Parkrun is a free timed 5km run, jog, walk event held in parks all around the world, generally on Saturday mornings,” he said.


“We try to be as inclusive as we can: people can bring their dogs, children in prams, and wheelchairs if it is a suitable course.


“To participate all you have to do is register your name, and then you get a number and a barcode to print out. You can then go anywhere in the world with that barcode and do your parkrun.”


Pallara Parkrun starts every Saturday morning, rain or shine, at Brookbent Road Park in Pallara at 7:00am.

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Jamie Furness