TAREE parkrun managed to beat the flood by 24 hours last Saturday.
Despite threatening skies the 249th parkrun went ahead on the Manning Foreshore from 8am. A total of 126 runners completed the 5 kilometre course, with Joel Hill the first home in a time of 19.48.
Less than 24 hours later the foreshore was under water when the Manning flooded.
Parkrun started in Taree in May 2015 and since then only two Saturdays have been lost, the most recent being last November when there were concerns about air quality during the bushfire crisis.
Meanwhile Gloucester's parkrun continues to attract strong numbers. There were 129 finishers for the third event last Saturday, where Justin Goodreid led the field home in 18.48.
Parkrun is a free, weekly timed 5km run open to all ages and abilities.