On Christmas Day 263 parkrunners took part in a special Gungahlin parkrun event. This event was supported by 16 volunteers who gave up their Christmas morning to ensure this event could go ahead. Many people who attended delayed opening Christmas presents to take part in the free 5km event around Yerrabi Pond. There were many people dressed in Christmas costumes and Santa may have started the event with Ready, Steady, Ho, Ho, Ho.
One of Gungahlin parkrun regulars was joined by her twin sister from Brisbane who ran her 200th parkrun on the day which is a massive milestone, congratulations Gwen. Elspeth and Joel reach the 50 milestone club on Christmas Day, congratulations to you both.
Gungahlin parkrun is running a special event on New Years Day at 7:30am if you want to start 2019 on the right foot. If you are super keen you can also run at Tuggeranong parkrun at 9:30am to make it a double, the only time parkrun will allow you to record two parkrun’s on one day. It is expected over 350 people will take part at Gungahlin and over 500 at Tuggeranong with over 200 people taking part in both events. Check the link here: Gungahlin parkrun New Years Day 2019
parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and they encourage people of every ability to take part; from walkers or those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; they welcome you all. Check here for more information: parkrun.com.au/gungahlin