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Cobram parkrun celebrates its third birthday

By Cobram Courier

Cobram parkrun celebrated its third birthday on Saturday with 113 runners taking part in the pirate-themed event.

Cobram is one of 357 parkrun locations across Australia and one of 1470, in 212 countries, around the globe.

The run is a free, timed, 5km running or walking event held every Saturday at 8am.

‘‘parkrun is an inclusive event that promotes health and social connection,’’ event director Lyn Hewson said.

‘‘Cobram is pretty fortunate to have such an event showcasing our beautiful Murray River.

‘‘Once you are a parkrunner, people travel for miles to experience each of the unique parkrun locations.

‘‘We had a beautiful cake made by one of our parkrunners, Pam O’Dwyer, who knew pirates loved cake as only crumbs were left behind.

‘‘If you do not wish to run or walk we have volunteers that are welcomed into our parkrun community and find a place of belonging — everyone is welcome.’’

Cobram parkrun starts from Thompson’s Beach with runners encouraged to arrive by 7.50am.

People interested can like Cobram parkrun on Facebook and register at www.parkrun.com.au/register

Once registered, participants will have a personalised barcode, which they can use at any parkrun across the country.

Prams are welcome on parkruns as well as one dog on a short lead per participant.

Children four and over can be registered.