Nordre Fælled parkrun in Randers, is the first new event to be launched in Denmark for more than 6 years, and becomes the 22nd event in the Nordics. The event takes places in the beautiful nature reserve that has given the event its name, situated at the northern end of the town.
The route is a ‘one-lapper’ that is run mainly on small gravel paths that loop around the area. Conveniently this 5km ‘nature route’ is already marked out with signs, making the course easy to follow.
The parkrun starts and finishes at Myretuen, located at the the southern entrance to Nordre Faelled where there are toilet facilities, shelter and a little play area. Here people will be able to gather after the run for a traditional post-parkrun coffee.
Getting the event off the ground has been thanks to the work of Claire Nielsen, who heard about a ‘free weekly run’ on a study trip to the lovely Hasle Bakker in Brabrand, Aarhus. ‘We visited Brabrand because Hasle Bakker is a public forest that was trying to get more visitors – something we also want for Nordre Fælled in Randers.’ It was only when she started to hear about parkrun from family in Leeds in the UK that she realized that Brabrands weekly run was part of something much bigger. ‘My niece was so enthusiastic about starting to run with parkrun that it was contagious. I signed up and tried my first parkrun in Brabrand before the summer’.
We’re delighted to have a new event in Denmark which means that a whole new community in another town will discover the parkrun community for themselves. We also look forward to welcoming dedicated parkrunners from the nearby event in Brabrand and other events in both Denmark and around the world.
Welcome to the family Nordre Fælled parkrun!
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