Not to be outdone by Sweden (of course!), interest in starting additional events in Norway is starting to grow. Following the launch of Stavanger in April this year, there’s a number of other cities that are keen to get in on the action, and we are looking forward to supporting and helping the teams in these locations launch their events in the not-too-distant future.
In Bergen we have a team that are developing route plans and getting things ready with their event so it is ready to go. We’ve been in discussions with the Council about a couple of options and hope to be able to reveal a chosen route before long!
Further north, we have a new contender for the most northerly parkrun in the world, to take the mantle back from Tampere parkrun in Finland! Trondheim parkrun would be a wonderful event and the team there are considering a few different options for the best location for a parkrun. Waterfront, parks and river routes are all under investigation and we hope to move things forward now under the coming period.
In the south of Norway we’re looking to get an event off the ground in the beautiful coastal city of Grimstad. We’re looking for additional people to join the core team and make this parkrun event a reality!
Beyond this we have also been approached by others keen to launch new events in greater Oslo, most notably in Fornebu, where plans are starting to take shape. Watch this space!
So plenty of exciting developments going on, and we are hopeful that we can bring these events to launch over the following 6-12 months. As always, in a country where parkrun is still in its infancy, we’re keen to help the events grow their core teams and help spread the message about parkrun in their communities. So if you love parkrun and want to help parkrun gain more traction here in the Nordics, please share this blog post with anyone you know – friends, family, colleagues – in any of these locations and help spread some parkrun love in Norway! Please get in touch with us via our Facebook page if you want to know more!
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