Camperdown Event #300

Huge well done and thank you to everyone who came along today! 205 runners on a cold, drizzly day is brilliant. Thanks for sharing our 300th with us! Special mention goes to Craig Love, who has completed 220 of 300 runs.

well done to all those doing their first parkrun today, we ally hope you enjoyed it.

Great effort from all our pacing team today, its not easy on our course, so well done! Huge thanks too to our fabulous volunteers who made it happen.

Thanks to Graham Bennison for taking some photos today for us!

See you all next week for parkrun #301

Camperdown parkrun 300th

Camperdown parkrun 300th - first finishers

Camperdown parkrun 300th - Craig Love has completed 220 of 300 runs


300th parkrun celebrations

Its hard to believe it, but next weekend will be our 300th Camperdown parkrun, and we think that deserves a bit of celebration!!

We've come such long way since the first event on May 19th 2012 with 106 runners. With 40,550 runs recorded so far, collectively you have ran 202,750k, which would take you more than 5 times round the world!

We've made so many new friends, and appreciated sharing your running successes along the way. So to celebrate our 300th run, we would love to get to know more of you, and get lots of you involved in your parkrun.

This weekend is pacers week, so we are looking to have pacers for every minute marker. Pacing is a great way of seeing the field from a different point, and helping out other runners to hit their goals. If you've not done it before, how about giving it a go this week? Just let us know what time you wish to do, and we can help with your timings.

We would also love it if we could have a band of volunteers this week who have never volunteered before!! Volunteering is a great way to see behind the scenes of how your parkrun works, and to get to know other runners. Jobs are easy, and we'll make sure you know what you're doing. So if you've been waiting for the right moment, or unsure about trying it out, please get in touch this week, and join us for the 300th!

If you want to pace or volunteer, email us at


Christmas parkrun and alternative route

Tomorrow is Christmas Day and we will be holding our special extra parkrun. The run will start at 10am - so you get an extra half hour to open presents! Please feel free to wear your santa hat or elf outfit! We're looking forward to seeing you all.

On Saturday, we tried a slight change to the route. We ran alternated the narrow first trail and the path past the playpark, so that you started out on the wider playpark road, and came back on the narrow path. This is mainly with your safety in mind, allowing you more space in the first km to run at your own pace and overtake if you wish to, without the crowding that we can have at the moment. It also means that you still get to enjoy the narrow trail later in the run when you are more spaced out.

The feedback on Saturday was overwhelmingly positive, and we think this will be a good route going forward. We are planning on running the route again tomorrow too. We are aware that the route was slightly long on Saturday, but don't worry, we will measure it accurately if we decide to change permenantly and make sure you finish at 5km.

Happy running and merry Christmas!


Event CANCELLED – 16th Dec

We have just been round the route (and alternative routes) and the paths in the park are too icy to run on safely at the moment. With temperatures dropping overnight, there is no chance of the route improving by tomorrow morning, so we have taken the decison to cancel parkrun tomorrow.

We are all gutted about having to cancel for bad weather for the first time, but safety is a priority. Please stay warm and safe, and hopefully we'll see you all back next week for Christmas fancy dress parkrun on the 23rd!


Christmas and New Year arrangements

Christmas is coming up quickly, and so we wanted to let you know about our exciting festive parkrun plans!

December 23rd will be a fancy dress parkrun. Look out your santa hats and elf costumes

December 24th Strathmartine junior parkrun will be on as usual, possibly with a special guest

December 25th - extra Christmas Day parkrun starting at 10am. We will be doing a secret santa again - bring a present for the sack, labelled as 'adults' or 'kids', and once you finish your run you can take a gift.

December 30th - parkrun as normal

January 1st - extra special New Year's Day parkrun at 9.30am, followed by an optional second parkrun at Perth parkrun at 11am. This is the only day of the year when you can log 2 parkruns!

Happy running !

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