Episode #44: Running brings communities together
In a digitally saturated modern world, genuine connection with likeminded humans can be quite rare.
In this episode of The Wellness Daily Show, strategic director of parkrun Australia Tim Oberg joins host James Mitchell to delve into how the organisation endeavours to address this crucial issue by engaging with volunteers to help them coordinate free, weekly, 5km timed running and walking events in their local communities.
They discuss the initiative’s positive impacts on bringing communities together, how participation in parkrun can be adapted to different life stages and motivations, and where the organisation is expanding to across the Asia Pacific region.
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