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Läs mer › Nyheter - 4th December 2018

Volunteering – It’s so rewarding!

I felt it was time to write some words about our amazing, fantastic, awesome volunteers that help make parkrun happen every week around the world.   There’s an image within the traditional role models of clubs (föreningar) in Sweden that everyone who is a member (or indeed if you are a parent to a child…

Bergen volunteerrs cover
Läs mer › Nyheter - 27th November 2018

This week’s Nordics photo round-up

It got a bit chillier this week, but all 22 events in the Nordics stayed on track, and it was yet another week with over 1000 runners, walkers and volunteers coming together at our parkruns. Here’s some photos to take you around on a two-minute trip around Scandinavia from last Saturday.   Time for the…

new-apricot-blog
Läs mer › Nyheter - 27th November 2018

parkrun Apricot range soon back in stock

Launched back in 2016, the iconic ‘Apricot’ parkrun t-shirts have become a huge hit around the world, giving everyone the opportunity to proudly bear the name of their ‘home’ run, whilst also contributing to parkrun’s sustainability, as all the proceeds from the t-shirts goes back to parkrun.   Here in the Nordics the trend of…

finn from Germany and Lorna cover
Läs mer › Nyheter - 27th November 2018

“Running has changed my life more than I can describe”

“Saturday was my tenth parkrun!   Yep, you read that right! Imagine, until this time year I had never ran, (except reluctantly to catch a bus or in sports lessons way back in school!) I didn’t know how to, I had poor self esteem because of my shape and size.   I was however motivated…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 22nd November 2018

Life’s a beach!

Finding a free, weekly, timed 5k that gives you the opportunity to get sand between your toes and waves splashing on your feet are few and far between. But, in the parkrun world, there are more opportunities to soak up the sun on golden sandy beaches – without needing to pack an umbrella or a jumper just in case!…

Per Faelledparken 50 cover
Läs mer › Nyheter - 22nd November 2018

A week in parkrun – photos from around the Nordics this week

Still no snow, and still over 1000 runners and volunteers showing up to our events each week – parkrun is booming here in the Nordics. Here are some snapshots taken from our 22 events last Saturday:   This is what a PB feels like! Ulrika Tallgård on her way to a new PB at Haga…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 20th November 2018

From Whistler, Canada to Örebro, Sweden

It all started with one move, across the world, from Canada to Sweden. I’ve always been active, but I never considered running to be “my thing”. I enjoyed climbing mountains, downhill skiing, and mountain biking at home. I didn’t know what to expect when I came to Sweden, but I found myself surrounded by like…

jyri cover shot
Läs mer › Nyheter - 13th November 2018

Who has completed the most events in YOUR country?

Walking, jogging or running all the events in each different parkrun territory has become a familiar challenge to dedicated parkrunners. It gives people a reason to travel, discover new places and meet new friends, all in the pursuit of parkrun.   Here in the Nordics, we look at the parkrunners who hold the records for…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 13th November 2018

Another week, another record turnout for parkrun Nordics!

Despite the shortening days and the dropping temperatures, this Saturday saw plenty of records fall with:   – More events than ever before (22)   – More runners than ever before (1062)   – More volunteers than ever before (143)   All for free, organised by volunteers with plenty of parkrun love!   Here’s how…

Malmo pic for newsletter
Läs mer › Nyheter - 13th November 2018

The New Year’s Day Double

Earlier this year we announced the intention to host a ‘New Year’s Day Double’ linking our events in Denmark and Sweden, giving parkrunners a chance to run on both sides of the bridge on the same day, January 1st.     Time flies by and it is clearly time to finalise the plans! We know…