Monday, 1 October 2012

Ginninderra Parkrun

Posted by speedygeoff on Monday, October 01, 2012 with 6 comments


From the Facebook page:
Every Saturday, 8am, John Knight Memorial Park, Lake Ginninderra, Belconnen. FREE, timed, 5km.

Weekly, 5km, timed, FREE running for all.

parkruns are friendly events organised by fantastic local volunteers.

Linking all parkruns around the world!

Ginninderra parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 08:00 Sydney/Canberra time in John Knight Memorial Park, Lake Ginninderra, Belconnen, ACT.

It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

After the run, if you don’t have to get off straight away, there will be the chance to socialise with everyone at HaHa Bar, 102 Emu Bank, Belconnen, to maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us.

General information
parkrun ( is a not-for-profit organisation established in the United Kingdom in 2004 to provide a free, weekly, timed 5km running event to every community that wants one.

There are now over 150 parkruns wordlwide with over 290,000 registered parkrunners.


  1. Just curious, what % of the course for Park run is on paved surfaces?

    1. I would say that 100% of our parkrun is on paved surfaces - it follows the cycle path and road around the peninsula. Oh, 100% except for the bridge on Ginninderra Drive which is concrete!

    2. 99.98% because as you see by the photos the finish line is just off the path

    3. I always look forward to that .02% - it's the best bit.

  2. Ok thanks. Nursing the calf at present, need to stay off pavement in the short term.

    1. Yes if/when I restart running it will be on very soft grass.