After nearly five years and approaching 130 events, it’s soon time for the final Kungsängen parkrun, which will be the event that is held on the ‘special day’ for Swedish parkruns, namely Sweden’s national day, June 6.
But the town is not going to be without a parkrun, as the event will be moving a few kilometres away to a new home at Lillsjön, and will be renamed as Lillsjön parkrun.
The reason for the move is to take advantage of the new facilities that are opening up at the Outdoor Centre at Lillsjön, which includes toilets, storage, a shelter for cold days, and not least a fabulous new café for parkrunners and volunteers to enjoy a fika together afterwards.
The course will follow two loops around part of the 3k running trail there (of course it will be exactly 5k for the parkrun!), with the start and finish outside the new Outdoor Centre. It’s an attractive route through the forest, soft underfoot, and whilst not completely flat, it’s not super hilly either.
The new event Lillsjön parkrun starts on June 11 at the usual time of 9.30am. At the time of writing it seems, due to a water leakage, the opening of the new Outdoor Centre and café may well be delayed until the end of the summer, but we look forward to being part of the official opening ceremony whenever that happens.
We have many fine memories from Kungsängen parkrun and of course in one sense it will be sad to say goodbye to the course which was much loved by many. We are sure that both participants and volunteers will appreciate having somewhere to gather before and after parkrun and the opportunity for a post-parkrun dip in the lake will be hard to avoid on warm summer mornings!
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