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Read more › News - 6th September 2021

Oulu in northern Finland launches the world’s northernmost parkrun – Pokkinen parkrun

We’re a city of 200,000 people situated just below the Arctic Circle where we have snow on the ground from mid-October to April and have very little daylight in the winter. Temperatures of -20 and below are quite common in January and February. Does it sound like a less-than-perfect scenario for running? Just the opposite:…

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Read more › News - 6th September 2021

Hur man blir volontär

parkrun event drivs av frivilliga och det fina med parkrun är att vem som helst kan bli volontär! Du kan volontärarbeta regelbundet eller bara då och då. Det är lätt, tillfredsställande och hjälper ditt lokala parkrun-team att genomföra motionsloppet varje lördag. Här får du en liten påminnelse om hur man volontärarbetar.   1. Skicka e-post…

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How to volunteer

parkruns are volunteer run events, and the beauty of parkrun is that anyone and everyone can be a volunteer! You can volunteer regularly, or just once in a while. It’s easy, rewarding, and helps your local parkrun team to put on the event every Saturday. Here’s a simple reminder of how to volunteer:   1….

Read more › News - 2nd September 2021

Hope and optimism

Serious health issues saw Chris Smith admitted to hospital in 2020, and then facing a long road to recovery.   He wrote himself a motivational note that simply read ‘parkrun’. Here’s his story of how that note inspired him to keep going in the face of adversity.   In all my years of running I…

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Read more › News - 30th August 2021

Welcome to the parkrun family – Damhusengen parkrun in Copenhagen, Denmark

We’re delighted to welcome yet another member to the parkrun family in the Nordics – Damhusengen in Copenhagen, Denmark.   The event will kick off on September 11th in the outskirts of Copenhagen at the last stop on the city’s metro line i Vanløse. We hope to attract a lot of runners from the municipalities…

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Read more › News - 30th August 2021

Velkommen i parkrun-familien: Damhusengen parkrun i København

Vi er glade for at kunne byde endnu et medlem velkommen i parkrun-familien – Damhusengen i København, Danmark.   Eventen starter 11. september i udkanten af København, på det sidste metrostop, i Vanløse. Vi håber at kunne tiltrække en masse løbere fra de omkringliggende kommuner, fordi de snart får kortere vej til et parkrun.  …

Read more › News - 27th August 2021

Update on changes to milestone t-shirts

Earlier this year we announced some changes to the milestone t-shirts that recognise and reward individual participation at parkrun.   As we prepare to implement the new process, here’s the latest information.   Back in March 2021 we let you know about changes we are making to milestone t-shirts.   We had initially hoped that…

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Read more › News - 27th August 2021

Dømmesmoen parkrun starter opp igjen! Dømmesmoen parkrun is restarting!

Gledelige Nyheter! Dømmesmoen parkrun starter opp igjen 18 september. Vi gleder oss til å ønske velkommen til både deltagere og frivillig igjen!   Good news! Dømmesmoen parkrun is restarting on the 18th September. We’re delighted to welcome both participants and volunteers back to parkrun again!

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Read more › News - 27th August 2021

Feedback from the field

“I lördags hade jag äntligen möjlighet att springa parkrun igen. Världens bästa idé, gratis varje lördag kl 9:30, bara att ta med sig sin streckkod och springa och verkligen alla kan vara med. Att tidspannet för dagen gick från 18min till 1,5 h på de fem kilometerna vittnar bra om det. Tack Haga parkrun för…

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Read more › News - 26th August 2021

parkrun celebrates anniversaries in Sweden and Norway

The last week of August brings with it two anniversaries – 5 years since the start of parkrun in Sweden with Haga parkrun and in Norway we celebrate the return of Tøyen parkrun in Oslo, coming perfectly in time for the 4th birthday of this event.   Haga     A lot has happened since…