Running & Walking
Walking, running, rolling or pushing a pram – we have you covered! Whether you’re after competitive action, the camaraderie of a local group or a casual jog.
Running, walking or rolling – the simple act of getting out and about can have huge benefits for your physical, mental & social health. And with Australia’s plethora of parks, pathways, beaches and bush, we’re spoilt for choice about how & where to get active in this most inclusive of sports.
We have a wonderful relationship with parkrun Australia who organise free, weekly, 5km timed events right across Australia that encourage walkers & runners. They are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in.
The events take place in public areas of open space and your ability is no factor in getting involved.
parkrun encourage people of every age and ability to take part; from walkers or those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; parkrun welcomes everyone.
There are more than 430 parkrun events operating around Australia every Saturday morning, meaning that there’s no excuse not to get involved!
“I love the community that you join when you get involved in your local parkrun and the challenge of trying to beat the clock every week. A sense of community and being physically active both come second nature to veterans.”
In addition to establishing the ‘Team Veteran Running Group’, parkrun and Invictus Australia work together to promote veterans and their families getting involved.
Join the ‘Team Veteran’ parkrun Group
Joining the team is easy following these steps:
1. Register with parkrun.
2. Once you are registered, login into your account
3. Once in, click on ‘Your Links’ and then “Groups” to select “Team Veteran”
Volunteering at parkrun
parkrun isn’t just about walking and running – 120 000 different people in Australia have helped out at their local parkrun. To volunteer at your local event, you can contact the event via their website or Facebook page in advance or simply turn up on the day. No experience is necessary, and volunteering is a great way to meet new people and have some fun.
“parkrun’s helped me and I think it could help a lot of other veterans. It can help you get your head around things and keep active. The social side is one of the most important parts of parkrun. Since the run started I’ve made a lot of friends. We catch up after the run and sit around for an hour or so and talk about things in general.”
If you are interested in a sport that isn’t listed on our website, get in touch. With our contacts in the sporting industry, we have avenues to explore to help you find your tribe.