Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Parkrun Back on Track This Year

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Parkrun Back on Track This Year

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PARKRUN: For some, running is not just an exercise but a way of life.

So much so that when they decide on a holiday destination, a local parkrun is on the list of must-haves.

Grafton's parkrun returned in the new year on Saturday, and event organiser Casey Smith said many visitors took part in the weekly run.

"It promotes a bit of tourism for the area as well," she said.

"I had some people say to me they stopped into Grafton because there is a parkrun, and decided to stay because of that.

"We've had people from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, even South Australia, run with us."

Smith said 56 runners took part on Saturday, and she hoped the event would build in 2017 with more people taking part in the 5km run.

"It's amazing to see there are lots of people who know about parkrun, but there's a gap where people don't know about it, so I'm hoping to reach more people and let them know it's a great free event," Smith said. …

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