Open Arms and Veterans Sport Australia Parkrun partnership

Open Arms is excited to announce that it has once again partnered with Veterans Sport Australia to hold our Parkrun and ‘not a parkrun’ events for 2021 Veterans’ Health Week, October 16-24.

This year’s theme is 'Get Moving'.

We’d love to see you the veteran community get involved and participate in Parkrun or (not) Parkruns during this period.

Join Team Veteran

To join in, you just need to register for Parkrun as part of ‘Team Veteran’. As part of this registration you will get access to a ‘Team Veteran’ exercise shirt, representing Open Arms and VSA. Joining Team Veteran is a great way to build connections, share experiences with family and friends, stay active and enjoy the outdoors – all of which are integral in supporting the health and wellbeing of veterans.

How to join: 

  1. Join parkrun then
  2. join the Team Veteran run club

How to parkrun this Veteran’s Health Week 

  1. Print the barcode or save it on your phone. Do an in-person parkrun on a Saturday morning or a (not)parkrun walk, jog or run anywhere, anytime
  2. Post a photo to social media with #teamveteran  
  3. Log your parkrun or (not)parkrun time online

Once you’re done, parkrun will email you with your time and add it to your profile online. Make sure you snap a shot of your parkrun and post it to your socials with #TeamVeteran to share the power of sport with your family, friends and followers too.

Parkrun delivers weekly 5km events in parks across the country, coordinated entirely by local volunteers that encourage participants to walk, jog or run to the finish line. The events are not focused on ability, speed or skill; even dogs and prams are welcome and nobody finishes last! Everyone is encouraged to get involved; whether you just love an outdoor stroll, or are a regular runner.

Get your free ‘Team Veteran’ Exercise shirt

Once you’ve registered for Team Veteran with Parkrun Australia, you get access to a ‘Team Veteran’ exercise shirt. There are two ways to get your hands on these, If you live in Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart, Perth or Townsville, head into your local Open Arms office and show the team you Parkrun Registration number.

For other locations, you can head online and order them directly. Please note, orders can take up to 14 days to be complete.