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Read more › News - 22nd November 2021

Scanning from mobile devices

Since the personal barcode system was introduced in 2009, over 60 million instances of participation have been recorded at parkrun events around the world.   Over that time we have insisted that in order to record a time, all finishers must present a printed barcode (either in the form of a paper printout or an…

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Read more › News - 16th November 2021

Photo round-up from around the Nordics, 13th November 2021

Welcome to this week’s Nordics photo round-up from last Saturday. With the mild weather continuing, it’s still clear on the ground across the region, and plenty of parkrunners joining us at our events each week. Here’s how it looked this time around:   First up, Nordic walkers making their way along the canal at Vääksyn…

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Read more › News - 16th November 2021

Don’t look for inspiration, look to inspire

Born with a rare genetic eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa, causing slow vision degeneration, Shayne Allen said his life motto was not to look for inspiration but to inspire.   Shayne started taking part in Woy Woy parkrun in Australia in 2019, and this is his story.   Despite having less than five per cent central vision,…

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Read more › News - 10th November 2021

Feedback from the field

Susanne Laustsen, who ran marathons before losing her sight in 2004, has since 2010 completed 400 parkruns, with her husband Kim as a guide.   “parkrun is very important to me. It gives me the opportunity to maintain my training and still participate in competitions. I have made a lot of new friends that I…

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Read more › News - 8th November 2021

parkrun – no need to wait ‘until you are fit enough’!

Sometimes when speaking to a friend about parkrun, you hear something like this:   ‘Yes, I’ll come and do parkrun sometime, but only when I’m fit enough’   We want to convince you that the there’s no need to wait and the time to come to parkrun is now! Here’s seven reasons to come along…

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Read more › News - 3rd November 2021

A spooky photo round-up from around the Nordics, 30th October 2021

Welcome to the action from this past weekend’s parkruns from around the Nordics. We celebrated with the most participants we’ve had since our return in the summer, the most ever events (31) and the most ever volunteers, over 200 for the very first time!   There was also lots of fantastic spooky halloween costumes on…

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Read more › News - 3rd November 2021

Feedback from the field

Vääksy kanava parkrun, Asikkala, Finland. These milestone T-shirts are really important for Jere and Asko!

Read more › News - 3rd November 2021

Achieve your dreams

After being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Karen Worsell was looking for ways to maintain her fitness. Inspired by her son and grandchildren, she set her sights on her first parkrun. Now she wants everyone else to know they can achieve their dreams too.   Here’s her story.   From my earliest days I have always wanted…

Read more › News - 28th October 2021

Don’t forget your BOOcode!

It’s going to be a great Halloween, we can feel it in our bones!   As the spooky season creeps up on us, we take a look back at some of the most memorable Halloween moments from around the world.   parkrun has a few traditions such as the extra event on New Years Day, the…

Read more › News - 27th October 2021

There’s still time to help with research on running through COVID-19

University of Nottingham researchers are still inviting parkrunners of all levels to take part in a study examining how their running habits changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what impact running could potentially have on the virus itself.   This research is supported by The parkrun Research Board, and here’s how you can take part….

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