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Big hats and big hair

David Lee January 6, 2016
SECOND ANNIVERSARY… Shepparton Parkrun Event Director, Allan Connolly and participant, Sue Olley who will be celebrating personal milestones of 100 Parkruns each on the event’s second anniversary. Photo: Supplied.

SECOND ANNIVERSARY… Shepparton Parkrun Event Director, Allan Connolly and participant, Sue Olley who will be celebrating personal milestones of 100 Parkruns each on the event’s second anniversary. Photo: Supplied.

IT will be a ‘hair raising’ celebration that will see in Shepparton Parkrun’s second anniversary, with participants celebrating from 7:45am on January 9 under the theme ‘big hats and big hair.’
Shepparton Parkrun Event Director, Allan Connolly said, “The second anniversary will be our 102nd running of Shepparton Parkrun. Our event has grown over the last 12 months, averaging 57 participants to now averaging over 75 participants each week. Our attendance is now regularly over 100 participants each week with a record attendance of 154.
“Shepparton Parkrun caters for all levels of fitness from the serious runner to the casual walker with the main focus being just to improve your time by taking part. In this last year, Shepparton Parkrun became ‘all abilities’ as we welcomed our first wheelchair athlete who became a regular participant each week.
“Parkrun tourism has brought many people to Shepparton from other Parkrun events. We have not only had guests from other Parkruns in the state, but from interstate and international Parkruns as well.”
Shepparton Parkrun is free to register. Once registered, print out a unique barcode and bring it along each week to receive your results. To register, visit www.parkrun.com.au/register/