This week saw the return of parkrun in Norway, with the successful relaunch of Stavanger parkrun and Festningen parkrun in Trondheim. (Note: an update on the situation for other Norwegian events is at the bottom of the page)
Both events were blessed with fine weather and a good turnout of parkrunners who were delighted to be back taking part in parkrun again on a Saturday morning.
With lots of first-timers to parkrun and plenty of PBs it was a great day at Stavanger as the runners once again made their way around Mosvatnet and then up and down the famous hill to Vålandstårnet.
And at Festningen parkrun there were plenty of happy faces enjoying the scenic run around the park for the first official parkrun in almost 16 months.
Other Norwegian events are planning for their return over the coming month. Tøyen parkrun in Oslo is intending to return on 28th August and we are looking forward to the opening of a brand new event, Nansenparken parkrun in Fornebu, soon after this in September.
The team in Dømmesmoen parkrun, Grimstad, are engaging with their local parkrun community and we hope to have some further news about a possible restart date before long.
At the moment we don’t have a clear date for the relaunch of parkrun in Bergen, but work is going on behind the scenes and we hope to have more news soon.
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