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 weekend.
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Last time it was measured, by SVT in May 2017, it was the distance from Earth to Mars and back again……but that was 30 million kilometres and one million parkrun registrations ago – things move quickly in parkrun world.

Of course that’s nothing though, in comparison to what the global figures are for parkrun! In December 2017 parkrun Global posted the following on Twitter:
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‘On Monday we will almost certainly pass 149,597,870,700 metres, completed at parkrun…..Meaning parkrunners will have walked, jogged, and ran the average distance between the Earth and the sun!’
All for free, with every event organised by teams of volunteers.
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