Traralgon parkrun celebrates 6 years
Traralgon parkrun has celebrated its 6th birthday with a dress up theme of ‘Covid leisurewear’ in acknowledgement of 2020 and the lockdown that stopped parkrun literally in its tracks.
Over its 6 years, Traralgon parkrun has welcomed 3415 participants, covered 36,116 parkruns, and has had 430 individuals who have volunteered 2,783 times.
parkrun is a free event, completely run by a core group of volunteer Run Directors, and relies on parkrunners to nominate themselves to various roles each week to help bring the event to the community. "Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills such as timekeeping and barcode scanning, as well as to meet new people", said Run Director Eudora Walker.
COVID-19 shut down parkruns globally, and in many countries, parkrun is still not able to return.
"Victoria was the last state in Australia to re-open parkrun after COVID shut us down for 10 months in 2020," said Event Director Tanya Rong, "but we have worked closely with Latrobe City and parkrun Australia to implement covid guidelines to ensure that we deliver a safe event each weel for our parkrunners."