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Parkrun to Continue at Claisebrook Cove

Parkrun and the City of Perth have secured the immediate future of the Claisebrook Cove parkrun event.

The City of Perth and Brisbane-based parkrun Australia organisers have liaised closely over the last six months, as current arrangements expire at the end of this financial year.

City of Perth Deputy Lord Mayor Jemma Green, said the City has supported the Claisebrook Cove run for six years and will continue to do so.

“The City and event organisers have agreed to a new arrangement, rather than the previous negotiation of waiving hire and application fees,” Dr Green said.

“The framework gives the City greater structure and helps to meet reporting requirements, when supporting not-for-profit community groups.”

Parkrun CEO Tim Oberg said contrary to recent public commentary, the future of the event was not in doubt.

“We love the fact people are passionate about parkrun and raised concerns at the thought that it could be lost,” Mr Oberg said.

“However it was a case of working through the process to secure an appropriate outcome for both groups, and I’m happy to say that has been achieved with the City of Perth.”