In Our Group with Bargara parkrun

Every Saturday morning more than 170 participants put their best foot forward with the Bargara parkrun. Event director Phil Dunkley tells us the benefits of getting involved.

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Tell us about the Bargara parkrun?

Bargara parkrun is a free, community event where you can walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.

Bargara parkrun is positive, welcoming and inclusive.

There is no time limit and no one finishes last.

Everyone is welcome to come along.

It is 5 km and takes place every Saturday morning at Nielson Park, Fred Courtice Ave, Bargara.

We start to gather from 6.30 am for a 7 am start.

Bargara parkrun launched on the 27 January 2018 with 318 finishers and 11 volunteers, currently we are at event number 254 and growing stronger every weekend.

See the course page for more details.

What events are on during the year?

Each year Bargara parkrun celebrates a variety of events and milestones significant to our event and background.

Our birthday event is held on Australia Day and we include an Australian theme as a dress up day.

We also have a themed day for Christmas where everyone gets very festive with their running outfits, this is called our annual Santa Run.

Bargara parkrun also celebrates when the event is held on a Saturday that falls on the 22nd day [of the month], we call these days tutu days, everyone gets dressed up in a colourful tutu.

Another great event that is held regularly is our Cops and Robbers parkrun.

This is a fun event where everyone gets dressed up as either a cop or a robber and our local police members attend this day to help promote the police in our community.

As well as these days we have “Takeover” days when local groups will take over our parkrun as volunteers to help promote their group in the community.

Why is the group important to the Bundaberg Region?

Having parkrun in the Bundaberg region allows the community a free place to participate in a healthy lifestyle activity, not only for the body but the mind as well.

You can meet up with friends, enjoy the outdoors and our local café scene post parkrun for breakfast and coffee.

parkrun is also great for tourism as we always have multiple visitors who travel around to compete in a new parkrun, it’s great for local businesses.

Bargara parkrun has an average of 170-plus people each week with numbers growing up to over 300 during holiday periods or event days.

Combined with Bundaberg and Elliott Heads Beach parkrun, parkrun can regularly have up to 300 people attend each Saturday morning in the Bundaberg Region.

For more information on how to get involved: click here

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