VU Sport’s Virtual Running Festival was a resounding success. Despite lockdown restrictions and social isolation, VU staff, students and community members hit their local streets, parks and roads and achieved some outstanding results. From 3km to the half marathon, from first timers to seasoned runners, we were so proud of everyone who participated. 

Following on from the success of the VU Virtual Running Festival, and the release of lockdown restrictions, VU Sport is setting up a Parkrun club to unite like-minded individuals who love being active! 

Parkrun is a free initiative held in parks around the globe. They are 5km events that take place every Saturday morning, starting at 8am. Parkrun events are for everyone - no matter whether you want to run, jog, walk or volunteer, there's a spot for everyone. 

The best part of Parkrun is that it's incredibly accessible - there are over 400 Parkrun locations in Australia, meaning that there's bound to be one near you. The aim is to unite the VU community through Parkrun - no matter where you live. VU Sport are looking to set up Parkrun groups at events across Melbourne, and even Australia! 

VU Sport are really keen to get the ball rolling and begin uniting the VU community, if you're interested in being a part of the VU Sport Parkrun group, please register your interest and we will be in touch with further details.