Wauchope parkrun is one year old | photos

Wauchope parkrun had a successful first year anniversary last Saturday.  

The morning was crisp at three degrees, but it didn’t stop 90 runners and walkers from taking part.

There were over 120 people there in total, including local business supporters, parkrun volunteers and guests such as acting mayor Lisa Intemann.

“At the end of the event we all enjoyed cake and much warmer conditions with the sunshine present,” said organiser John Lawrie.

Wauchope parkrun started on July 9 2016. Since then, 587 participants have completed 2,368 parkruns covering a total distance of 11,840 km.

The eldest participant was a woman in her eighties. There have been 15 juniors who have completed well over 10 parkruns in its first year.

“We have many of our regular parkrunners edging towards 50 parkruns, and the next few months will see plenty more celebrations of those milestones,” said Mr Lawrie.

“We would like to thank Bundaleer for their financial assistance to start up parkrun and all the local businesses providing vouchers and equipment.

  • Wauchope RSL,
  • Hastings Co-op,
  • Watermans Cafe,
  • Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy,
  • Tony Green Good Guys Port Macquarie,
  • Wauchope Sports and Trophies.

“But without volunteers we wouldn't be able to keep parkrun going each week and we wish to thank them immensely,” he added.

Wauchope parkrun takes place every Saturday morning at 7am at Rocks Ferry reserve.  For more details, go to Wauchope parkrun on Facebook


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