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Five “are we there yet?” parkruns

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Many parkrunners are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing which parkrun to visit each week. But for some, their home event is hundreds of miles from the next closest parkrun.

 

We take a look at five of the most remote parkruns around the globe…

 

1.  parkrun Novosibirsk (parkrun Новосибирск набережная), Siberia, Russia

 

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The first parkrun to launch in Siberia, parkrun Novosibirsk is located just a mere 849 miles down the road from it’s nearest neighbouring parkrun – parkrun Chelyabinsk (parkrun Челябинск). 

 

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Whilst it may seem like a remote location, Novosibirsk is the third-most populous city in Russia after Moscow and St Petersburg, so the potential for the growth of parkrun is enormous. 

 

Since launching in February 2018, the event has been embraced by the local community, with small numbers steadily growing as Siberia becomes seduced by parkrun!

 

2. Port Hedland parkrun, Western Australia, Australia

 

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From Siberia to sunny Australia! Port Hedland parkrun in Western Australia is located 732 miles away from their friendly fellow parkrunners at Moora parkrun.

 

The town of Port Hedland on Australia’s west coast has been home to parkrun since November 2017, and this out-and-backer offers glorious views of the Indian Ocean.

 

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With the next nearest parkrun located so far afield, parkrun is a new concept for most in the town. But despite having only been recently introduced to their free, weekly, 5k, parkrun has been warmly welcomed by the locals.

 

3. Crissy Field parkrun, California, USA

 

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Such is the size of the USA, even an event overlooking a world famous landmark can find itself hundreds of miles from their fellow parkrunners – and Crissy Field parkrun in San Francisco is *only* 668 miles the south of neighbouring Renton parkrun in Seattle.

 

Unsurprisingly given the iconic location, Crissy Field is near the top of many a parkrunner’s bucket list, but increasingly the residents of The City by the Bay are also getting their barcodes scanned each week.

 

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Crissy Field is one of the oldest parkrun events in the USA, having launched in January 2015, and the course is an out-and-back loop starting from from St Francisco Yacht Club, offering sweeping views of both Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.

 

As well as the views, the route is also ultra speedy, with Rebecca Robinson running the parkrun USA women’s record at Crissy Field in a blistering 16:54. PB potential and picture-perfect views – what more could you ask for?

 

4. Salento parkrun, Lecce, Italy

 

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To Europe now, and the newly launched Salento parkrun to the north of Lecce is next on our list. 2018 has been a breakthrough year for parkrun in Italy, with the number of events almost doubling.

 

Salento is one of those new events, scanning barcodes for the first time on 5 May 2018, and is located just a stones throw away from nearby Mount Etna parkrun (yes, that Mount Etna!). Well, actually it’s more like 259 mile!

 

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Unlike its distant neighbour Mount Etna, which as the name suggests, is set in the shadows of a volcano, Salento is a flat two-lapper taking place mainly on firm trails.

 

The Italian peninsuala on which the region of Selento sits, is fittingly often referred to as the “heel” of the Italian “boot” making it the ideal home for parkrun!

 

5. Nose Hill parkrun, Calgary, Canada

 

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Our final remote parkrun takes us to the north of Calgary, in the beautiful country of Canada. Nose Hill parkrun is located 250 miles away from fellow parkrunners at Okanagan parkrun.

 

Nose Hill Park is located at an elevation of 1170 metres, and this breathtaking course offers spectacular vistas, including the Rocky Mountains.

 

The city of Calgary experiences some severe weather conditions throughout winter – the temperature has been known to drop as low as -18°C on parkrunday!

 

Nose Hill is truly a parkrun that changes with the seasons, and if the snow wasn’t enough to keep you busy, Nose Hill is also a two-lapper with an “upwards slope” to the finish!

 

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