Fingal Bay parkrun celebrates busy holiday season

Fingal Bay parkrun Event Directors Rick and Tammy Dyson.

FINGAL Bay parkrun is a free, fun and friendly weekly five kilometre event, held every Saturday at 8:00 am.

Locals and visitors to Port Stephens are invited to walk, jog, run, volunteer or just spectate at the locally managed community hub.

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Starting and finishing opposite The Longboat Cafe, the course runs south to the boat ramp, then doubles back along the coastal path to Tomaree Road, returning to the boat ramp before finishing back at the cafe.

News Of The Area caught up with current Event Director Tammy Dyson during their special Christmas Day event, who explained how she and husband Rick got involved with parkrun Australia.

“Our parkrun journey began in Canberra in 2016, then we moved to Port Stephens, came along to Fingal Bay and loved the friendly welcoming atmosphere at this parkrun,” said Tammy.

“We became Event Directors and have now been organising the events here for four and a half years.

“We do it because we love meeting all the people who come out to get some air and exercise amongst this awesome scenery.

“We appreciate all the volunteers who keep this wonderful event running for the community.”

People of all abilities and ages are welcomed at parkrun events all over the world, with dogs and prams also joining in the fun.

Fingal Bay parkrun has been running since 2013, and celebrated its 500th event on Saturday 30 December 2023.

With another extra event on New Year’s Day, parkrun at Fingal Bay continues to attract locals and visitors alike to freely enjoy the area together.

For course information and how to register or volunteer, visit

By Simon EKINS

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