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.
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:
‘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.
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 …
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…