Joining a gym or a sporting club can be expensive and keeping the kids active with a regular activity that is both inexpensive and that suits everyone is hard.

Maintaining health is a key function to dealing with the stresses of life. Working all week and managing family and school commitments can be time consuming and stressful. Finding a way of keeping the family fit for free sounds too good to be true.

Park run can take the whole family out to community owned parklands to become more active and build basic fitness. Already Park Run has grown from a grassroots community physical activity and engagement into a regular must do for many families in Adelaide and some regional areas.

Starting in the UK it has quickly grown around the world and now S.A. holds regular events every Saturday morning at Aldinga Beach, Carisbrooke, Christies Beach, Clare Valley, Cleland, Edithburgh, Gawler, Goolwa, Jubilee Way, Kangaroo Island, Largs Bay, Lochiel, Mawson Lakes, Moana, Mount Barker, Mount Gambier, Murray Bridge, Nuriootpa, Port Augusta, Port Broughton, Port Lincoln, Renmark, Reynella East, Strathalbyn, Torrens, Victor Harbor, West Beach and still growing. Look for one near you or become one of the volunteers and start your own.

The events are open to all and encourage people of any ability to participate. You can walk, run or just take it at your own pace and enjoy the surroundings. After completing the run you can check your time and placing or not!

You need to register online (free) and take your barcode for scanning on the day. Most agree that keeping fit is a good way to deal with stress. Doing it for free makes it even less stressful.