Globally parkrun continues to grow at a rapid pace, with this year welcoming two new countries to the parkrun family, Malaysia and Germany, and more recently, reaching the 5th million person to register for parkrun.
But closer to home in the Nordics, we have also reached some important milestones which show how parkrun is continuing to grow in this part of the world.
Firstly in Denmark we saw the 100,000th run performance earlier in the year. This year will see 20,000 run, walk and volunteering instances, making it the most successful year for parkrun in Denmark’s 10 year history.
In the newer parkrun countries, Sweden, Norway and Finland, it looks like we will just reach the milestone of 10,000 registrations by the end of the year. We have reached 30,000 run, walk and volunteering instances, equivalent to more than three times around the world.
And possibly most heartening of all we will reach the amazing number of 1000 different volunteers having been involved with putting on parkrun in these three countries. On behalf of parkrunners everywhere, thank you so much for making parkrun happen each and every week!
This year we have opened up 8 new events in the Nordics, with new events coming to Malmö, Uppsala, Helsinki, Asikkala, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger and Randers. We’re very excited about what next year holds in store! We have had enquiries from different locations all over the region, and we hope to be able to launch more events ready for the spring season in 2019. More information to follow!
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Have a great week and hope to see you all on Saturday!
Country Manager, parkrun Nordics
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