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Parkrun heading to Mirboo North

Give it a go: join in the parkrun experience in Mirboo North on April 27 at 7.45am.

THANKS to the support of the Mirboo North and District Community Foundation and the Mirboo North and District Community Bank, the community has received the funding to be able to launch a parkrun in Mirboo North.
The official launch day will be on Saturday, April 27, at 7:45am at the entry to the Rail Trail, behind the hardware store.
 Across the world on Saturday mornings, free volunteer-led events are organised every week.
All parkruns are free, timed, five kilometre events that take place at more than 1800 locations around the world every weekend – they are socially-focussed events with an emphasis on fun and fitness that are coordinated entirely by local volunteers.
It is not a race, with the emphasis on participation rather than performance.
Friendship, community cohesion, mutual support, access to open space and the open air, skill development and personal and professional empowerment are just some of the reasons why participation in parkrun can lead to improved mental and physical health and happiness.
You can run, jog or walk the course.
You can push a pram or walk your dog. parkrun will enhance many of the benefits we already enjoy from living in this vibrant local community.
The best thing about parkrun is that it is such an inclusive event.
What really stands out is the number of older members of the community participating by volunteering, running or walking.
Mirboo North will also be running two trial events which are a chance for the volunteers to learn the ropes, test the new course and all the timing equipment out before the official launch.
Anyone from the community is very welcome to come along to either participate, have a look at the volunteer roles available or just show support.
 The small local committee has been overwhelmed with the support received from local community groups, the Grand Ridge Rail Trail CoM, the  South Gippsland Shire Council and of course the Foundation and Community Bank.
A wonderful team of volunteers is already excited at the prospect of volunteering or participating in parkrun in Mirboo North.
If you would like to find out more information about parkrun and how to get involved, please send an email to the Gippsland parkrun ambassador kate.lewton@parkrun.com.

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