parkrun in the Nordics is growing, with more events, more participants and more volunteers than ever before.
Since parkrun came to Sweden in the autumn of 2016 with the arrival of Haga parkrun, Stockholm, 17 new events have opened up, in addition to the 7 events in Denmark that we already in operation.
The number of people signed up for parkrun has more than doubled, with over 27,000 people now registered to run parkrun across the Nordics. And we now regularly have more than 1000 people taking part in parkrun each week.
What’s more is that we have plenty of interest in starting up lots of other events in the Nordics, as you can see from the map above. We thought it was a nice idea to publish a map showing where all these enquiries have come from – perhaps there is a location near where YOU live and maybe we can link you up to the other people in your area who have been interested in getting something started?
So help us get a few more dots on the map, and turn a few more of the red spots into orange ones! We’ll be here to support you all along the way, and we’ll also meet the costs of getting your event started.
Do something amazing for your community – start a parkrun!
We want you to meet some of the people running parkrun here in the Nordics. First up, Axel Walø from Tøyen parkrun in Oslo. Axel has run 71 of the 73 Tøyen parkruns to date, including 11 times as the Tail Walker. A dedicated parkrunner! How did you first hear about parkrun? Leste på…
Last week I was over in the UK taking part in a ‘parkrun Global’ Operations meeting. They collectively make sure that everything works properly on a Saturday morning around the world. It’s been a chance to see how the decisions for parkrun events get made, and have the opportunity to also contribute to this process,…