Parkrun is a FREE weekly timed event held right around the country on Saturday mornings. In Tasmania Park Run is held in 4 locations at 9am:
- Devonport (Mersey Bluff)
- Launceston (Inveresk Precinct)
- George Town (Kanamaluka trail)
- Hobart (Risdon Brook Dam)
You register online and are given a paper barcode, which you print and bring along each week (it helps to laminate it, or you can purchase a keyring or wristband online). The events are casual and family-friendly. They give a race-brief each week, and upon finishing officials will scan your barcode (to record your time). If you forget your barcode, you can still run – you just wont get a time (sometimes you can email your details in later).
You’ll be emailed your results later that day, including where you placed and whether it was a PB for you.
If you’re travelling interstate, you just take your barcode as per usual – there are over 160 locations across Australia that hold events every Saturday.