THE birthday cake will be rolled out at Weipa parkrun this Saturday as the local event celebrates seven years.
Apart from a forced break during the pandemic, Weipa parkrun has been staged every Saturday at 7am in all kinds of weather conditions – mostly hot.
The first parkrun was held on July 23, 2016 and 98 people took part.
Since then, there have been 1600 official finishers and 12,065 finishes.
From 322 events, there have been 1770 personal bests recorded with an average finish time of 37 minutes and 18 seconds.
Ross Dawson has run the most times, notching up 198 appearances, along with many volunteering Saturdays, while Rose Robins has put her hand up to volunteer the most times, with 81 appearances.
In total, there have been 433 people put their hand up to volunteer.
The current record for the 5km circuit is 16:46, set by Damien Messmer in 2021, while Lizzy Bagnall holds the female title with a time of 18:41 from earlier this year.
Parkrun is held across the world and anyone interested in taking part in the timed, 5km event is welcome to join at any time.
Simply turn up just before 7am near the Nanum roundabout in Weipa and register (best to do it online first and get a barcode) and join in the fun.
You can run, jog or walk.