parkrun Sweden is the proud recipient of this year’s ‘Community Project of the Year’ from Dagens Industri’s ‘Sport & Affärer’ publication.
The ‘Sport & Affärer’ jury stated that:
‘The concept “parkrun” has during the last few years grown and established itself in different communities around Sweden and now has over 10,000 registered participants, thanks to the simple and inclusive concept which builds on the fact that everyone can take part in a fun and safe environment. Through bringing people together every week, from different backgrounds, who can – free of charge – run or walk around marker-out courses in parks or other green areas, parkrun makes an important contribution to the health of the nation’.
Country Manager Deri Thomas picked up the award at the prize giving ceremony on Thursday 5th December. He commented:
‘We’re delighted that our events have received this recognition. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been involved in growing parkrun in the country – all the people who have helped as volunteers and all the fantastically engaged individuals who have been part of the core teams at the existing 9 events. We look forward to starting up new events in 2020 and welcoming even more people to discover our free, friendly 5km events every Saturday morning’.
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