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Read more › News - 30th November 2021

Feedback from the field

When you are getting out of your bed, looking out of the window and see dark grey skies, falling rain and know it is minus degrees (chill factor), THEN you know it is a good day ……. why? you may ask …… Because it is parkrun Saturday!   Ronny Sloht Andersen, Nibe parkrun A74403

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Read more › News - 30th November 2021

Nordic parkruns photo round-up

A cold wind descended across the continent last weekend, and it certainly made its presence felt in the Nordics! Despite the cold winds and the snowy conditions, we still welcomed over 1000 participants and volunteers to our events here. Here’s the highlights!   At the start at this week’s Brabrand parkrun. A bit of rain…

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Read more › News - 30th November 2021

A humble but huge mission

Almost 2,500 events held, over 23,000 unique participants with nearly 100,000 completed parkruns and more than 23,000 instances of volunteering. In just four years.   This Saturday parkrun Germany celebrates its fourth anniversary! What better reason to take a closer look at the country with the record for the most number of events started in their first…

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Read more › News - 24th November 2021

What are you thankful for?

Each year, parkruns around the world celebrate one ‘special day’, where they can hold an additional parkrun outside of the usual Saturday morning.   The United States are about to celebrate Thanksgiving, and with it their special parkrunday. Join us as we take a look at the tradition.   For much of United States history,…

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Read more › News - 22nd November 2021

Scanning from mobile devices

Since the personal barcode system was introduced in 2009, over 60 million instances of participation have been recorded at parkrun events around the world.   Over that time we have insisted that in order to record a time, all finishers must present a printed barcode (either in the form of a paper printout or an…

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Read more › News - 16th November 2021

Photo round-up from around the Nordics, 13th November 2021

Welcome to this week’s Nordics photo round-up from last Saturday. With the mild weather continuing, it’s still clear on the ground across the region, and plenty of parkrunners joining us at our events each week. Here’s how it looked this time around:   First up, Nordic walkers making their way along the canal at Vääksyn…

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Read more › News - 16th November 2021

Don’t look for inspiration, look to inspire

Born with a rare genetic eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa, causing slow vision degeneration, Shayne Allen said his life motto was not to look for inspiration but to inspire.   Shayne started taking part in Woy Woy parkrun in Australia in 2019, and this is his story.   Despite having less than five per cent central vision,…

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Read more › News - 10th November 2021

Feedback from the field

Susanne Laustsen, who ran marathons before losing her sight in 2004, has since 2010 completed 400 parkruns, with her husband Kim as a guide.   “parkrun is very important to me. It gives me the opportunity to maintain my training and still participate in competitions. I have made a lot of new friends that I…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 10th November 2021

parkrun South Africa turns 10

Lions delaying the start, whale sightings on the coast, curious giraffes and pre-event briefings in Zulu. This month, parkrun South Africa turns 10.   To celebrate, parkrun South Africa President Bruce Fordyce talks us through the growth of parkrun across a country that now boasts the slowest average parkrun finish time at 42.57.   One…

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Read more › News - 8th November 2021

parkrun – no need to wait ‘until you are fit enough’!

Sometimes when speaking to a friend about parkrun, you hear something like this:   ‘Yes, I’ll come and do parkrun sometime, but only when I’m fit enough’   We want to convince you that the there’s no need to wait and the time to come to parkrun is now! Here’s seven reasons to come along…