We’re delighted to announce that we now have a launch date for the latest member of the parkrun family in Sweden, Huddinge parkrun.
If you’re not sure exactly where this is, Huddinge is a southern suburb of Stockholm, so this is going to give everyone on the south side of the city a shorter journey to a parkrun on a Saturday morning! There’s 100,000 people living in Huddinge Kommun and for the parkrun tourists who are interested, it’s also easy to get to on the pendeltåg (commuter train) which is just 16 minutes from the central station.
The parkrun is located at Källbrinks IP, which is already a busy place for all sorts of sports activity; football, orienteering, athletics, cycling, and tennis. The route, after much deliberation, is going to be a 3-looper, with a shorter first lap, and then 2 longer laps around the elljusspår that loops around the forest behind the IP. It’s a classic Swedish forest trail, a soft surface underfoot, and yes, it must be said, it’s also a bit hilly!
Event director Colm O’Callaghan is looking forward to getting things started – ‘I’ve been enjoying helping out at Haga parkrun, and I’m really excited about getting something started up in my own local community. I know this trail really well, having run on it myself many times, and it’s going to fantastic to welcome people both locally and from all over the world to come and enjoy it as well.’
The launch date is set for Saturday 19th August, we hope that we’ll have a good crowd to come and join us on that special day! You follow progress and hear all the news on the Huddinge parkrun Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/huddingeparkrun/. The Huddinge parkrun website itself will be up and running nearer the time.
If you’d like to know more and get involved in any way down in Huddinge, then you can contact Colm at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share to friends in that part of town!
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