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Bundaberg parkrun celebrates milestones

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Bundaberg parkrun participants at the milestone event on the weekend.

Bundaberg parkrun members celebrated their fitness goals with their Milestone Day taking place on Saturday.

Since the local parkrun started in February 2017, the organisation has seen 3092 participants complete 19,604 parkruns, which covers a distance of almost 100,000 kilometres.

The event aimed to recognise the commitment the community has for free health and fitness activities, with those who attended encouraged to wear their milestone shirts.

Run director Christine Large said Milestone Day saw a number of participants reach personal bests while new parkrunners also joined in the fun.

“Despite the weather we still saw a number of regulars reach personal bests, which is always hard in the wet, and we also had a few first timers attend,” Christine said.

“As the saying goes, exercise is medicine and whether you come along and walk or run, you are still out and about keeping fit.”

Across the world parkrun celebrates athlete milestones when they complete 25, 50, 100 or 250 parkruns.

Junior participants are recognised at 10 parkruns.

Parkrun also celebrated the same milestones for volunteers, with volunteering at parkrun an essential part of ensuring the community health and fitness event remains free and community run.

Parkrun is on each Saturday morning at Queens Park, with access via Hope Street.

There are three different parkruns in the Bundaberg Region including Bundaberg, Elliott Heads and Bargara.

To take part in the events, registration is free and only needs to be done once, whether you intend to walk, jog, run, or volunteer or do a combination of all these things.

Simply complete the registration form, print your barcode and head down to your local event.

Find out more about parkrun here.

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