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Läs mer › Nyheter - 21st March 2018

Skatås parkrun – alternative Winter route

This week, Skatås parkrun will be testing out an alternative winter ”out and back” route that will hopefully allow the team to run parkrun through the winter months. Participants will recognize the first two kilometers out to Härlanda Tjärn. But instead of turning right and proceeding uphill behind the kiosk by the beach, participants will…

orebro pic for newsletter
Läs mer › Nyheter - 14th March 2018

Photos from around the Nordics from last weekend

It may still be cold, snowy and icy, but that didn’t dent the spirits of parkrunners around the Nordics last weekend. Here’s a few favourite photos from Sweden, Finland and Norway:   Tom O’Gordon and Sara Alexopoulou at Haga parkrun   Paul Cowling and Sofia Dahlgren also at Haga parkrun   Chariots and shorts  …

Läs mer › Nyheter - 14th March 2018

Registrera dig till nya Malmö parkrun!

Webbsidan för Malmö Ribersborg parkrun är nu ’live’, så du kan nu registrera dig till parkrun med Malmö Ribersborg som din hemma parkrun.   Du kan också gå in och kolla på banan här.   Här är också den tidigare artikeln om det nya eventet, och ’Event Directors’ Phil och Katherine, drivkraften bakom Malmö Ribersborg…

tony svetlana
Läs mer › Nyheter - 13th March 2018

From the Arctic Circle to the Sunshine Coast

This week at Tampere parkrun we demonstrated what a global phenomenon parkrun has become when the event hosted visitors from as far afield as the Arctic Circle and the Gold Coast in Australia.   These two locations are 15,000 km apart but it’s not just distance that separates these two places but climate and culture…

Läs mer › Nyheter - 8th March 2018

parkrun is on its way to Uppsala!

We have mentioned it before and now the momentum is gathering to bring parkrun to Sweden’s fourth biggest city, the wonderful, historic university city of Uppsala!   With a population of 150,000, Uppsala is a great location for parkrun, with a vibrant international mix. It’s a city that lends itself really well to physical activity…

Läs mer › Nyheter - 1st March 2018

parkrun in Denmark

What was the first country outside of the UK to start up a parkrun? Whilst South Africa, Australia, Poland, Ireland, Russia and the US have plenty of parkruns, it was in fact Denmark where parkrun first arrived back in 2009. Thanks largely to the efforts of the founding Country Manager Jonathan Sydenham, parkrun quickly expanded…

Läs mer › Nyheter - 26th February 2018

All around the world!

This weekend we will reach an important landmark for parkrun Sweden – the combined total of everyone running parkruns in Sweden is now the equivalent of running around the world! 40,050 km is that distance, and even with the winter weather that we have with us now, we’re pretty certain to pass this total this…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 22nd February 2018

Reasons for the success of parkrun

Each week, throughout the world, runners and walkers gather on a Saturday morning at a parkrun event to run or walk 5 km. Many ‘parkrunners’ have become firmly committed to attending each week. These parkrunners have progressed from initially becoming aware of the weekly event to professing allegiance and even feeling a bit ‘odd’ if…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 20th February 2018

Highlights from last week

Across the Nordics, four events survived the weather last weekend, with the long-awaited return of Toyen parkrun in Oslo, together with Tampere in Finland and Haga and Huddinge in Sweden.   It was cold and snowy across all events, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the people taking part as you can see from…

Stig Andersson
Läs mer › Nyheter - 13th February 2018

Let’s hear it for the course checkers!

Winter brings a challenge for parkruns in colder climates, like here in the Nordics. We always want to make sure that parkrun is safe for everyone to take part, regardless of what footwear they’re wearing. (Sometimes it might be best to wear spiked shoes, but we never want to make it a requirement as it…