This week it is the turn of Huddinge parkrun to go live and open for registrations. You can now choose Huddinge as your local parkrun when you register for parkrun. (Of course if you are already registered for parkrun, you don’t need to re-register, as you only ever need to register once for parkrun, and then you are ready for over 1100 different events all around the world!). Huddinge parkrun starts on Saturday August 19th and will run every week after that.
The event director in Huddinge is Colm O’Callaghan, who has been a familiar face at Haga parkrun, often behind the camera. Here’s a few words from Colm about the new event.
For those who don’t know, Huddinge parkrun is situated in the southern suburbs of Stockholm. The parkrun will start from Källbrinks IP, which is already a sporting hub in the area, with football, tennis, cycling, orienteering and athletics already taking place there. Huddinge parkrun is going to be a great addition to what is already on offer!
The start of the parkrun is directly outside the running track at Källbrinks IP, just up the hill from the main car park. The route takes place on the wonderful elljusspår, with a short first lap, followed by two full laps of the track, before returning back to the start/finish area to finish. It’s fair to say that it’s a hilly route, but it’s all on beautiful forest trails with just the trees and your fellow parkrunners for company.
Afterwards we will all be heading down to the picturesque Café Nytorp, (pictured above) which is right next to the carpark at Källbrinks IP and no more than 100m from the finish line.
My first experience with parkrun was here in Sweden and while I’ve run it back in my home town of Dublin, I found that the set-up is the same wherever you are and I love the set-up.
It’s easy to participate – just walk or run or bring your dog with you. It’s also really easy to be a volunteer. It won’t take more than an hour of your time and you spend a lot of that time chatting with someone else and cheering on the runners so it’s an easy set-up for everyone.
As a local to Huddinge, I felt that this would be a great way of putting something back into the community and getting people of all ages active without placing any demands on them. I hope you try the course and enjoy it too.
Here is more info about Huddinge parkrun and also a map of the course. To register, please go to the registration page.
A very warm welcome to Huddinge parkrun!
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