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The Inner Chief

Jun 20, 2019

In this episode, we meet Tim Oberg, CEO of parkrun Australia on escaping the rat race, building a community and dealing with anxiety.

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Tim has a background in teaching and travel, having set up his own tour business in London in the early 2000s.


He stumbled upon the parkrun concept in the UK in 2010 and pitched to the owner to be the one to take it to Australia.

parkrun is a free, weekly, timed 5km run at more than 350 locations in Australia and many more globally.


Tim lives in Airlie Beach with his wife and 3 kids.


In this episode we talk about:

  • Tim’s epic back story that got him to where he is today - you’ll really love this as it’s one of the most in-depth, interesting and crazy ones we’ve ever had on the Inner Chief podcast;
  • The courage he showed in repeatedly escaping the rat race to start his own businesses;
  • Growing the parkrun Australia community from nothing to the biggest of its kind in the country; and
  • How he has survived and thrived despite having dealt with anxiety.


Connecting with Tim Oberg

You can reach Tim on LinkedIn and Twitter, and you can go to the parkrun website and see what it is all about.


Books and resources mentioned in the episode