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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Read more › News - 25th October 2021

Photo round-up from around the Nordics, 23rd October 2021

Welcome to this week’s photo wrap-up from around the region. We had rain in the west, snow in the north and plenty of blue skies in between! All in all, a beautiful parkrun morning as 1100 parkrunners and volunteers enjoyed the best start to the weekend! Here’s how it looked: Loving the forest trails of…

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Read more › News - 21st October 2021

It’s a dog’s life!

On Saturday I ran my very first barkrun – oops did I get that wrong? I mean parkrun!   And not just any parkrun… was an inaugural parkrun, Puolarmaari (Espoo)’s first ever parkrun!   I’m so lucky that dogs (who keep their adult under control and on a short leash) are really very welcome to…

Read more › News - 19th October 2021

Feeling so welcomed

After a big life move, Naomi Dawson found herself in a brand new country, knowing nobody.   Local parkruns helped her integrate into new communities, and make many long-lasting friendships along the way.   I wasn’t a runner, never had been. Then, in 2013, someone told me about parkrun.   I completed the Couch to 5k programme, after…

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Read more › News - 19th October 2021

Photo round-up from around the Nordics, 16th October 2021

Welcome to a photo round-up from around the Nordics from this past Saturday. First up we welcome Puolamaari parkrun in Espoo, Finland to the family, with a great turnout of over 100 parkrunners for their first event       A family affair at the recently opened Billdalsparken parkrun in Sweden   Never too young…

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Read more › News - 12th October 2021

Martta Sergejeff, 90v. osallistui maailman pohjoisimpaan parkruniin

Pokkinen parkrunin aloitustapahtuma 11.9.2021 teki ennätyksen starttaamalla maailman pohjoisimman parkrunin. Tämän lisäksi tapahtumassa tuli toinenkin ennätys, sillä mukana oli Suomen iäkkäin rekisteröitynyt osallistuja. Martta Sergejeff, 90v., osallistui parkruniin tyttärensä innostamana. Matka taittui pyörätuolissa istuen, vaikka kotioloissa ja ulkona lyhyitä matkoja Martta pärjääkin rollaattorin avulla. Martta osallistui parkruniin tyttären perheen ja pojanpojan kanssa. Tässä ovat hänen…

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Read more › News - 12th October 2021

Martta Sergejeff, at 90 years old, participated in the world’s northernmost parkrun

On September 11th, 2021, Pokkinen parkrun became the northernmost parkrun in the world. Another record was also made that day, when the oldest registered parkrunner in Finland crossed the finish line. Martta Sergejeff, 90 years old, participated in the event at the urging of her daughter. She participated by wheelchair, although she also manages short…

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Read more › News - 12th October 2021

Ten years of parkrun Poland

The first parkrun in Poland took place on 15 October 2011.   As the country celebrates its ten year parkrun anniversary, Poland’s Country Manager Jakub Fedorowicz takes us for a look back at some special moments.   Back in the autumn of 2011, when five participants arrived at the very first Polish location, parkrun Gdynia, no…

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