Ross HArt
Read more › News - 22nd March 2017

parkrun praised in parliament

parkrun has fans in many places around the world, and this week a Member of Parliament in Australia, Ross Hart, stood up and told the parliament all the many fantastic things that parkrun stands for. Ross is a big parkrunner himself, having chalked up over 100 parkruns himself, most often at his local parkrun which…

images from hyde park parkrun
Read more › News - 15th March 2017

Celebrating 500 parkruns

This week saw the 500th running of the Woodhouse Moore Parkrun in Leeds, UK. That’s a lot of parkruns! This parkrun started in October 2007, and was the brainchild of Tom Williams, who’s now the Chief Operating Office for parkrun Global. Tom had visited London and run the original Bushy parkrun, and was inspired to…

canada map
Read more › News - 15th March 2017

Welcome to parkrun in Canada!

This week we are starting a series of looking at how parkrun is developing in other countries around the world. parkrun now exists in 14 countries (and hopefully by the end of this series, perhaps one or two more……) which are the UK, the Republic of Ireland, USA, Poland, Russia, Denmark, Italy, France, Singapore, Australia,…

Charles and kids to fit blog
Read more › News - 8th March 2017

Feedback from the field

This Saturday Haga parkrun will be celebrating our 25th parkrun since we started in August 2016. Time flies!   Here’s some nice things that people have said about us during that time:   “Thank you Haga Parkrun for being my home away from home. I just love the spirit, the people and the sense of…

TomF & co
Read more › News - 8th March 2017

Living, not merely existing

parkrun Sweden is proud to support the work of the charity Mind Sverige, and the work they do in tackling mental illness and its consequences. Mental illness can take many forms, including of course, eating disorders. Taken from a recent parkrun UK blog, below parkrun Global Marketing Executive Tom Fairbrother (on the left) shares his…

Claire rachel 2
Read more › News - 1st March 2017

Stories from the volunteers!

This week has seen some of the regular volunteers at Haga parkrun taking on running challenges.   Claire Ward-Passey (above left, in the hi-vis Tail Runner vest) has started out on her 2017 goal to break 30 minutes for Haga parkrun. She’s no stranger to tough training, having completed the London Marathon back in 2015,…

Matt örebro parkrun2
Read more › News - 28th February 2017

Welcome to parkrun in Örebro!

New Orebro parkrun Event director Matt Ford (pictured above, with parkrun UK staff Helen Hood and Jo Sinton-Hewitt) tells us about the journey to the first Orebro parkrun on April 8th!   “I used to run at my local parkrun in South Manchester and always thought what an amazingly simple and brilliant concept it was….

Read more › News - 22nd February 2017

parkrun becomes a PEPPARE!

This week we’re delighted to announce that we’ve become part of GEN-PEP’s network, an official PEPPARE. GEN-PEP is a Swedish non-profit organisation initiated by the Crown Princess Couple that works to spread knowledge and engage both people and organisations in a joint effort to make it easier for children and young people to live a…

Read more › News - 15th February 2017

Some milestones for parkrun Sweden!

This weekend we are looking forward to celebrating some milestones – the 1000th run performance at Haga parkrun, the 500th different parkrunner at Haga parkrun, and 5000km run in total at Haga parkrun! Small steps, but all worth celebrating we think!   All of us involved in the core team at Haga parkrun were a…

Read more › News - 15th February 2017

My parkrun nightmare

It hasn’t happened yet, but one day, someday, something is going to go wrong with our timing system and we’re not going to be able to produce the results for a parkrun event. It’s happened before at other events, and although the technology we use is pretty simple and reliable, like any technology, it can…

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