New Norfolk joins the parkrun family

NEW Norfolk has become home to the 20th parkrun in Tasmania, and the 451st parkrun in Australia. Rainy conditions on Saturday were not going to stop the 82 participants and 15 volunteers from taking part in the inaugural event. This included visitors from parkruns in Brisbane, Tamworth, and around Hobart, and a large turnout of Derwent Valley locals, some participating in parkrun for the very first time.

Tynwald Park parkrun offers a free, weekly, volunteer-led five km community event open to all ages and abilities. It’s held every Saturday morning at 9am in Tynwald Park.

Tynwald Park parkrun creates a new opportunity for the Derwent Valley community to improve their health and wellbeing closer to home. The Tynwald Park parkrun course is also a picturesque backdrop for ‘parkrun tourists’ to begin their exploration of all that the Derwent Valley has to offer. Tynwald Park parkrun is an event where everyone can participate in their own way, whether they walk, jog, run, volunteer, or simply watch.

Parkrun is a positive, welcoming, and inclusive experience, where there is no time limit, and no one finishes last. Tynwald Park parkrun is not a race. Participation is what it’s all about. This was reflected in the average finish time of 37mins 27 seconds. Twenty minutes slower than the first person who crossed the finish line last Saturday.

Participating in parkrun is free. All you need to do is register first at the parkrun website and bring along your barcode to the event. There is a pre-run briefing for first timers at 8:50am and the run starts at 9am.

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