Soon there will be a new way to celebrate Nationaldagen (Sweden’s National Day) in Sweden on June 6th – with parkrun!
The day, which first became a public holiday in 2005, was recently chosen by parkrun Sverige to be the optional ‘extra’ parkrun day in addition to New Year’s Day, where parkruns can hold an extra event to their regular Saturday parkrun.
This year Nationaldagen falls on a Thursday, which means that some of our events will be hosting an extra event that week before the regular parkrun on Saturday 8th June.
Three of our events have decided to host a parkrun this year: Malmö Ribersborg, Örebro and Kungsängen (just to the north of Stockholm). All events will start at the regular time of 9.30. We’re looking forward to welcoming lots of our regular parkrunners to these events, and we’re aware that we will also have some tourists visiting who are looking to squeeze in a couple of parkruns on the Thursday and then the following Saturday.
More details will be available on the respective Facebook pages for these events nearer the time.
Welcome to a very Swedish Nationaldagen parkrun!
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