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Singles Event | Park Run

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BBQ Pavilion Eastern Gardens

Eastern Park Circuit

Geelong East, Victoria 3219

Australia

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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Feeling lazy, or need some company to motivate you for a morning walk or run? Perhaps you run regularly and want to find a running buddy? Park Run is a great way to meet new people and do some weekly exercise… and best of all, we get to eat breakfast afterwards at Winifreds!


TICKET INCLUDES:

$0 - $35 (see 'Ticket Cost')

✔️ Opportunity to meet and socialise with singles

✔️ Free, safe and easy fitness experience (timed 5km circuit) open to the general public

✔️ 2 hr hosted event & ice-breaker

✔️ Name tags (optional)

✔️ A personalised reminder SMS

✔️ Special diets catered for

✔️ Flexible age (all ages 18+ welcome)

✔️ Mobile free zone

✔️ Payment alternatives: PayPal / bank transfer / money order

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REGISTRATION

7:30am Arrive at Eastern Gardens, under the BBQ pavilion and look for the ORGANIC FUSIONS table sign. You’ll be greeted by your host and given a name tag.

  • Bring your Park Run barcode if you want to be timed. Click here to find out more.

We’ll warm up together as we learn each others names and share some stories.

At this point we can group ourselves according to walk, jog or running preferences.


ICE-BREAKER


PARK RUN

At approximately 7:50am the Park Run volunteers will deliver a brief to everyone, which includes safety instructions and an outline of the course. You can learn more here.

The 5km circuit takes about one hour to walk. I haven’t managed to complete the circuit any faster than 30minutes … yet!

Once complete, return to the meeting point under the BBQ pavilion. Don’t forget to scan your barcode.

NB A reasonable level of fitness/ability is required for this event.


BREAKFAST AT WINIFREDS

At 9am we take a short walk to the corner cafe, Winifreds, for breakfast.

Your host will ensure everyone has ordered and has a place to sit. By 9:30am the host will prepare to depart, leaving you to enjoy breakfast with your new Park Run friends.


TICKET COST

*$30 covers pre-event costs such as research, vetting venues, planning, organising, admin & customer service, marketing, materials & co-ordinating the event to bring everyone together. Membership fees help cover these costs too.


MAKING CONNECTIONS

Use your initiative during the event; move around and introduce yourself to new people. While you may be a super fast runner, consider slowing down to spend more time talking to those who join us.

Ask questions….

  • Have you done this activity before?
  • Are you a local?
  • “Did you play any sports?”
  • “Have you been to the venue before?”
  • Are you booked in to attend another ORGANIC FUSIONS event?

Keep in mind that these are “closed” questions (yes or no answer)… but a good way to start.

Try “open” questions such as:

  • What else did you get up to this week?”
  • What other ORGANIC FUSIONS events are you planning to go to?
  • How far did you have to travel to get here?
  • What are your plans for (the rest of) the weekend?”

“Open” questions require more than a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response.

When you ask someone a question, take interest and listen to their answer… that will often prompt new ideas for questions!


PHONE ETIQUETTE

If you need to take an important call or text, please excuse yourself from the table/group. This show of courtesy will be well received by those in your group as respectful and polite.


SHARING YOUR DETAILS

Don’t forget to offer your details to the people you meet; GIVE details. Don’t ASK.

Example: "I enjoyed our little chat… here’s my number (give business card or your digits written on a piece of paper). If I don’t see you at another event, hopefully we can catch up for another chat or a drink sometime."

Easy! You can also catch up with people through the wing-man / wing-woman Facebook groups.


OTHER INFO

  • We are a social group. We network to make new connections. People join us to make friends, enjoy companionship, have new experiences or to meet someone special.
  • ORGANIC FUSIONS is not a matching or dating service. An even amount of males / females is not guaranteed.
  • Age brackets are just a guide. Anyone over 18 is welcome to purchase a ticket. We connect by sharing stories and experiences, and by participating in activities of common interest… (not by birth year).
  • Group size: 6-20 plus host
  • This is an inclusive event. Straight and LGBTQIA+ singles welcome.
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Date and Time

Location

BBQ Pavilion Eastern Gardens

Eastern Park Circuit

Geelong East, Victoria 3219

Australia

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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