In January of this year, I joined the parkrun Australia Event Ambassador programme and I’m finding it’s a great way to give something back to this great community as well as sharing the experience I gained as founding Event Director of Coburg parkrun with other event teams. It’s also a great excuse to visit parkrun events besides my home event, which is a short jog from home.
I’m also working with a passionate pair of parkrunners who are looking to establish a parkrun a short jog from their own home in Epping North, near Wallert, in Melbourne’s North. This event is very close to being fully-funded and has recently secured a a base grant of $1,000 to go towards the start-up costs.
We are looking to launch this event soon and it will be one of over 360 parkruns in Australia to provide a free, timed, 5km running/walking event to the local community, every Saturday morning.
The overarching goal of establishing a parkrun event is to encourage the health and wellbeing of community members. The project aims to engage people from all backgrounds and of all fitness levels, abilities and ages, both to volunteer and participate.
We are looking to raise the funds now to purchase an Automatic Electronic Defibrillator (AED) in order to create the safest possible environment for our community to get together.
Could you please help us to secure this essential funding? To vote for our event go to The Aurora Seedling Fund and click the “vote” under our event or (if you’re nearby) head over to Sprout Hub Aurora and grab a coffee, with every purchase you get a bean to put in the voting box of your choice!
Then share this link with your friends :-)