Christmas Day parkrun stats NZ 2022

parkrun NZ Attendance and Milestone Stats for December 25, 2022

All comparisons are with Christmas Day 2020 as 2021 fell on a Saturday and there were Covid restrictions in place.

In New Zealand there were 28 parkruns (increase of seven) with 2513 parkrunners (+600).


There was one new course record were set this Christmas Day: Amanda Waldron, Russell Park, 19:09.


3 parkrunners joined the Junior 10 club

14 parkrunners joined the 25 club

9 parkrunners joined the 50 club

15 parkrunners joined the 100 club:

  • Gisborne : Malcolm Cornelius, Ian Hughes
  • Hagley : Alan Collett
  • Hamilton Lake : Helen Clarke
  • Invercargill : Linda Compton
  • Kapiti Coast : Rebekah Roos
  • Ōtaki River : Julie Swinden
  • Owairaka : Andrew Ferguson
  • Palmerston North : Sharon Wright, Shaun Crooks
  • Pegasus : Simon Stokes
  • Queenstown : John Deverson
  • Whangarei : Tae Chol Kim, Shannon Morgan, Chris Bates

Andrew Marshall achieved his v50 milestone.


Biggest New Zealand parkruns: Hamilton Lake (173), Cornwall Park (189) and Hagley (287).

Smallest NZ parkruns: Russell Park (31), Blenheim (24), Balclutha (24). 


Of the parkruns that held Christmas Day events in 2020 and this year:

8 had a higher attendance

10 had a lower attendance

Flaxmere recorded the same attendance as in 2020 with 43.

The biggest increase in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Hagley, with a change of 91.

The biggest drop in attendance (by number of parkrunners) was Kapiti Coast with a change of -36.


There were no new attendance records set this week.


Of the seven extra events compared to 2020 three were events in existence in 2020 (Foster, Lower Hutt and Millwater).

New parkruns this year hosting their first Christmas Day event were Broad Park, Russell Park, Ōtaki River and Russell Park.

Owairaka was also a new event for Christmas, Covid restrictions affected their event last year.

Porirua (currently closed) and Western Springs were the only Christmas 2020 events not to operate this year.

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