The year 2018 in Finland has been great. Tampere parkrun was joined by Helsinki and Vääksy. During year 2018 we organized 76 events, had 971 new registrations, all together 3512 parkrunners and 647 volunteers. parkrunners still came along despite the outside temperatures fluctuating from -20oC to +30oC.
2018 marked the arrival of parkrun to the capital with the start of Tokoinranta parkrun in Helsinki. It’s organized by a small team of volunteers and attracts many tourists and locals alike due to its central location, scenic route and welcoming post-parkrun cafe.
One of our most finest moment was when Paul Sinton-Hewitt visited both Helsinki and Tampere parkruns. Thank you for visiting!
During the year 2018 Jyri Hänninen was the first to accomplish all three parkruns in Finland! Good job!
We had the pleasure to receive a lot of tourists from different continents and cities. We still hope visitors from Antarctica so every continent would be covered!
We thank all the parkrunners for this amazing year! In 2019 parkrun Finland hopes to grow to other cities as well and become the place for people to spend time on Saturday mornings.
Våren 2018 besøkte jeg en venn i Storbritannia. Jeg la merke til en rekke magasiner om løping som lå rundt omkring i huset hennes, og spurte hvem i familien som hadde tatt opp løping. Til min overraskelse fortalte hun meg at det var henne selv, og spurte meg om jeg hadde hørt om parkrun. Hun…
Japan will become parkrun’s 21st country when the first starts in Japan on 6th April. The first event is called Futakotamagawa parkrun and will be located in the western suburbs of Tokyo alongside the Tama river. It’s a one-lapper in a park, offering runners a scenic, flat parkrun in an attractive urban park environment….