SPIRITS were high at the first Gatton Parkrun of the year on Saturday.
Almost 100 joggers gathered at Lake Apex to begin their weekend with a workout and run director Tony Worsley said more were expected in the coming weeks.
"We generally do get a few new faces around this time of year, but right now, people are still on holidays," he said.
"It's a great, free, family event and a good pair of shoes is all you need," he said.
"Plus, it's very social. The camaraderie is great."
"Get out and give it a go."
The Ilka, Theodosis and Miner extended family had three generations jogging, while Mr Worsley's 10-month-old son accompanied a 'Parkrun grandmother' in a stroller for her run.
Mellony Utz said Parkrun's benefits extended past the physical exercise.
"Everyone rallies around people who are going through a tough time or in recovery," she said.
"Ladies who come here who've been diagnosed with breast cancer, I myself am recovering from brain surgery and I couldn't be where I am today without these guys.
"That's the main love I have for this group."
Runs are held at 7am every Saturday at Lake Apex.
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