One of the fun things about parkrun arriving in Sweden is meeting all the parkrun tourists who come out to visit us at Haga parkrun.
It is amazing how every week there are at least a couple of people who have made the trip out and are combining their weekly parkrun outing with a visit to Stockholm. It’s great to feel that all these journeys would not have happened without parkrun! The tourists who have visited have been very complementary about the park and the parkrun in general, which is of course very positive to hear.
We hope also that the process works the other way, and that people who have discovered parkrun here in Sweden now also have the chance to experience in another country, whether that’s in Poland, Russia, UK, Australia, France, Canada, Ireland, South Africa….. (the list goes on). And what will you find when you get there? Well, we think that most things will seem pretty familiar. The same friendly, relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. It will be 5km, you will get a time and this will go up on your parkrun profile. And you can of course use the same barcode!
So if you’re a Haga parkrunner and you run a parkrun in another country, take some pictures and tell us about it so we can feature it in a future newsletter!
p.s. If you’re feeling inspired, the image above is from the popular Conkers parkrun in Leicestershire in the UK
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