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Läs mer › Nyheter - 24th April 2019

Virtual Volunteer App

If you’ve run a parkrun in the Nordics, the chances are that your run has been recorded on a traditional stopwatch/timer, and your barcode has been scanned with one of the small Opticon scanners that have traditionally been used by events.   But this could soon change. Our events here are starting to take advantage…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 24th April 2019

Our precious parkrun community

‘Community’. It’s the gold dust that big brands long to have, creating a ‘community’ that identifies with and is loyal to its brand. Here in Stockholm there are so many different running clubs, training groups, races, organisations, ‘crews’ and events, that it’s hard to keep track. There’s something you could turn up to pretty much…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 23rd April 2019

Our Nordics photo round-up from Easter weekend

It was Easter weekend for parkrun in the Nordics and with the sun shining across most of our region, it was a lovely Saturday for being outside and starting the holiday weekend with parkrun. Here’s how parkrunday looked like at some of our events:     Easter means getting away in Norway – it helps…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 23rd April 2019

Special events in Sweden on Nationaldagen, 6/6

Soon there will be a new way to celebrate Nationaldagen (Sweden’s National Day) in Sweden on June 6th – with parkrun!   The day, which first became a public holiday in 2005, was recently chosen by parkrun Sverige to be the optional ‘extra’ parkrun day in addition to New Year’s Day, where parkruns can hold…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 15th April 2019

A record breaking week for parkrun in the Nordics!

It was a record breaking weekend for parkrun in the Nordics. Here’s the statistics from this Saturday:   – 1176 – Highest number of participants at our events – 164 volunteers – More volunteers than ever before – 199 people taking part in Örebro parkrun, the most ever at a single event in the Nordics…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 15th April 2019

Team Noah

Lille Noah föddes för tidigt i december 2012 och nyligen diagnostiserades han med ett sällsynt medicinskt tillstånd som har påverkat hans utveckling. Här berättar pappa Daniel historien om Noas unga liv, om hur han hoppas kunna stödja andra familjer i en liknande situation och hur parkrun har hjälpt Noas sociala färdigheter att hantera stora grupper…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 15th April 2019

Team Noah

Little Noah was born prematurely in December 2012, and more recently was diagnosed with a rare medical condition that has impacted his development. Here his Dad Daniel tells the story about Noah’s young life, how he hopes to support other families in a similar situation, and how parkrun has helped Noah’s social skills in dealing…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 15th April 2019

From parkrun to the podium

Lars Ole Holm is the father of Emil and Anna Holm, who both compete as professional triathletes. Last week Emil set a new Danish parkrun record when he ran 14:50 at Amager Fælled parkrun.   Here Lars tells the story of Emil’s first run at parkrun 8 years ago, and how running at parkrun feels…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 8th April 2019

Sadie & Kerstin – Age is no barrier!

parkrun is absolutely amazing! Where else can a 60-year-old and a 12-year-old be active together, socialize and do something positive as volunteers?   Read Sadie (12) and Kerstin’s (60) story about their experiences at Örebro parkrun:   Sadie with her friend Alma   Sadie: parkrun – A place where everyone can run / walk and…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 8th April 2019

Records, milestones and plenty of jumps! – this week in the Nordics

This Saturday was a week for records, as the male parkrun record fell in both Sweden and Denmark. And it was also the scene of the great “jump-off” between parkrun Norway and Sweden, with some great action shots from our events around the region. Who won? Well, we’ll let you be the judge.   The…

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