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Read more › News - 20th December 2022

parkruns over the Christmas and New Year holidays

Over the Christmas and New Year holidays is a great time to join a parkrun. We strongly recommend that you check local event pages and social media to check if the event is going ahead. With December 24th and 31st being public holidays in certain Nordic countries, some events are not taking place on these…

Read more › News - 20th December 2022

Invite someone to parkrun!

With Christmas and New Year fast approaching, it’s a great time to start thinking about who you’ll be parkrunning with during the festive season. Inviting someone new to parkrun could be the perfect gift!   It could be a neighbour, colleague, family member, friend, or friend of a friend.   Christmas is traditionally an occasion…

Read more › News - 20th December 2022

Welcome to the Nordic photo roundup from 17 December

Settle down for an absolutely stunning photo round-up this week, with our events looking spectacular in the snow. And a real Christmas vibe too. Enjoy!       An amazing morning at Amager Strandpark parkrun, with the Øresund strait as a backdrop     A snowy Billdalsparken parkrun, running past Billdals Herrgård      …

Read more › News - 13th December 2022

Welcome to the (snowy) Nordic photo roundup from 10 December

Welcome to the photo round-up from very snowy scenes from our events right across the Nordics! It was cold and snowy but absolutely beautiful at parkrun on Saturday. Take a look!     We start in Lahti, where the parkrun equipment this week included a snow shovel, to clear the snow away from the finish…

Read more › News - 13th December 2022

Finally getting my camera out again

Have you ever wondered what a parkrun looks like over in Japan? You’re in the right place! We recently talked to Ikeya Kenjiro, the event director at Kashiwanoha parkrun about how it changed his Saturday mornings, and why he loves volunteering at parkrun.   I first heard about parkrun in April 2019 when a flyer was delivered…

Read more › News - 6th December 2022

Welcome to the Nordic photo roundup from 3 December

Welcome to this week’s Nordic photo round-up, with a definite wintry feel to the events. It was also a chance to celebrate the Finnish Independence day at our events with plenty of blue and white on display. Here’s some photos of the action.       We start at Løvstien parkrun, Bergen, where we never…

Read more › News - 6th December 2022

Introducing: interval training

In our four-part training series, we’ll be introducing some of the training methods you can use to help you improve your running and your parkrun PB, whilst showing how a couple of tweaks to your mid-week training can help you become a more confident runner, whatever your aspirations!   In this instalment, we’re discussing Interval Training.  …

Read more › News - 6th December 2022

Five years of parkrun Germany

parkrun Germany has reached its fifth anniversary, and with 49 new locations and 4,512 events, there is a lot to celebrate!   With all 169,359 finishes over the last five years, we have walked and ran 846,795k in Germany – the equivalent of travelling around the world over 21 times.   4,630 volunteers have supported…

Read more › News - 30th November 2022

Translation Ambassador opportunities

As parkrun continues to grow around the world, we are committed to breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and bringing communities together.   Communication plays a vital part in what we do, and we are looking to expand our range of non-English language content. To help us do so, we have created the voluntary…

Read more › News - 28th November 2022

Welcome to the Nordic photo roundup from 26 November

Welcome to the weekly photo round-up from the Nordics and a real winter feeling this time in many parts. Take a look at the best of the action here.     First of all, we celebrate Ingeborg & Arne, both completing their 200th parkrun on Saturday at Esbjerg parkrun in Denmark, and coming across the…

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