- Last updated:
- 16 Sep 2020
Covid-19 Update: parkrun events on the Sunshine Coast remain closed. For more information and updates visit parkrun
When it's time to get back out there, here's how parkrun operates - it's you against the clock!
The global community running phenomenon, parkrun is here on the Sunshine Coast. Open to everyone, parkrun is a free, five kilometre timed run (or walk) held at 7.00am every Saturday morning from a local park. It's organised entirely by volunteers who love running.
Find a run near you
On the Sunshine Coast parkrun is held weekly at six locations:
- Baringa Sports Ground (Aura)
- Brightwater (Mountain Creek)
- Golden Beach (Woorim Park)
- Kawana (Kawana Surf Club)
- Mudjimba Beach (Esplanade)
- Nambour (Parklands Park)
Use the links to view the course and learn more about each parkrun including tips, upcoming events and how to register.
How parkrun works
The key to parkrun's success is the timing technology. Runners register online and then print a barcode that is scanned at the end of each session. This is matched with the runner's finishing time. All the results are posted online by midday, so runners can compare their performance with their friends' times and against previous times.
Most of the events have over 100 runners and walkers each week. All ages and abilities can take part; the oldest member is over 90 years! Participants can walk the course and prams and dogs are welcome. For more information about parkrun or to register before your first run visit parkrun Australia.
To find out more about the volunteers behind each parkrun click the Volunteer Page link on each location's webpage.