News - 8th June 2023

Welcome to the extended Nordic photo roundup from the ‘Special Days’ parkrun weekend!

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Wow! An amazing weekend of parkruns in the Nordics, with the special day events in Denmark and Sweden breaking all of our attendance records in both countries and in the region as a whole. Of course we had many visitors coming to see us, but we also had over 200 people taking part for the very first time and over 300 new registrations too. Here’s an extended selection of photos from the long weekend.

Örebro special

We start in Sweden and with Örebro parkrun with a sea of yellow on Sweden’s national day special parkrun

pacers Örebro

Thanks to LK Gränslöst who provided pacers for the event

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Suitably dressed for the big day!

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Over 200 parkrunners descended on beautiful Billdalsparken parkrun to enjoy parkrun this Tuesday. A very special day for everyone involved.

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A record breaking 727 parkrunners completed Växjösjön parkrun on our special day event, under sunny skies. A fantastic effort from all the volunteers for keeping everything running so smoothly.

Växjö 500s

An impressive collection of milestone t-shirts on display at Växjösjön parkrun



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99 parkrunners enjoyed an extra parkrun in Huddinge on Nationaldagen, yet another attendance record



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149 parkrunners enjoyed the shade of the trees in the beautiful Stadsparken before the start of Uppsala parkrun


Wrapping up our Swedish special day round-up, with a start shot photo from Vallaskogen parkrun in Linköping


More sunshine on Saturday for Lillsjön parkrun

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A great day on Saturday at Haga parkrun, where we welcomed our 20,000th finisher over the line

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co-Event Director Emelie enjoying a walk around Skatås parkrun

Amager Strandpark


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We move over to Denmark, where we had over 1400 parkrunners attending our special day events on Monday, with the biggest turnout of the day at Amager Strandpark parkrun

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Event Director Hans playing the steel drums to welcome the visitors!

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Cooling off after parkrun at Amager Strandpark

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Some photos capturing the attendees at the two events over the weekend at Amager Fælled parkrun

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Huge congratulations to Henrik who became the first volunteer outside of the UK & Ireland to reach the 500 volunteering milestone. Amazing!


A busy morning with an attendance record at Damhusengen parkrun

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A happy parkrun morning on Saturday at Nordre Fælled parkrun



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Back to København and a couple of busy mornings for the parkrun community in Fælledparken parkrun


The highest attendance for a decade! – at Nibe parkrun!

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And finally for Denmark, the team at Vejen parkrun enjoyed hosting parkrun visitors to their event

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Not to be outdone, Norway also celebrated their highest ever attendance on a regular Saturday, with close to 500 parkrunners joining the events around the country, like here in Nansenparken


The highest attendance of the day was at Tøyen parkrun with 160 people taking part



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Some lovely photos here taking in the views from Ekebergsletta parkrun


Visiting sailors from the British Navy taking part in Stavanger parkrun this week



Puloarmaari Lorna

And finally not forgetting Finland! Thanks to the volunteer team at Puolarmaari parkrun, and huge parkrun fan Lorna coming to the finish at the event on Saturday

Vääksyn kanava

And to conclude this week, the first three people to cross the line at Saturday’s Vääksyn kanava parkrun were all ladies – well done to Hanna, Noora and Elina

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