This Saturday marks the 13th anniversary of the launch of the first parkrun event in Bushy Park in London. We’ve used the photo below before, but it’s such a great record of the very first event, that it’s always fun to bring it out again. Lucky that someone had the foresight to take that snap!
Fast forward 13 years and last weekend there were over 200,000 people running and volunteering at parkrun events around the world. You could say that it’s caught on a little bit……
To celebrate this centenary, the first weekend in October is known as ‘International parkrun day’. This year parkrun have been using the hashtag #parkrun13 and they’re trying to get pictures from every parkrun around the world of people in their home parkrun ‘apricot’ t-shirt.
You will probably have seen these worn by visitors from abroad, and now we are starting to see a few more ‘local’ t-shirts with Haga, Örebro, Skatås and Huddinge on the tops. If you have one of these t-shirts already, wear it with pride this weekend!
All the money from the proceeds of the t-shirts goes back to parkrun, and helps to keep the events free every week for everyone, forever. So if you want to look good and support parkrun, you can find the parkrun shop here. Shipping anywhere in Scandinavia is FREE for all items purchased.
Have a great International parkrun day everyone!
Last week we brought to you the news about our globe-trotting parkrunner, Tony Jennings, from Australia, who had made his way to Tampere, Finland, in his quest to run the snowiest and most northerly parkrun in the world. Well, that was just part of a Scandinavian parkrun adventure that highlighted the dedication of committed parkrunners…
Denna vecka provkör Skatås parkrun en alternativ ”out and back” vinterbana som förhoppningsvis kommer göra det möjligt för teamet att arrangera parkrun genom hela vintern. Deltagarna kommer känna igen de första två kilometerna ut till Härlanda tjärn. Men istället för att vända till höger och fortsätta uppför backen bakom kiosken vid stranden ska deltagarna vända…