Read more › News - 10th May 2022

parkrun New Zealand turns 10

We’re celebrating ten years of parkrunning in New Zealand! On May 5, 2012, 89 people, including volunteers participated at the very first event on the Lower Hutt riverbank.   Lian and Noel de Charmoy introduced parkrun to New Zealand after visiting their dear friend and parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt at Bushy Park in London. The…

Read more › News - 10th May 2022

Welcome to the photo roundup from the Nordic parkruns : 7 May 2022

Welcome to the weekly photo round-up for the Nordics! We hope that you enjoy looking at the photos from all around the region and that they perhaps inspire you to take a trip to one of them sometime!           The snow capped peaks of distant mountains are visible from Festningen parkrun,…

Read more › News - 3rd May 2022

parkrun, giving birth, parkrun!

Saturdays mean parkrun for Gemma Safikhani, but with a baby on the way it seemed inevitable that she’d have to miss a few parkruns. However, it seems that nothing can keep her away from her Saturday morning fix at Vallaskogen parkrun in Linköping, Sweden!   Here’s the story of how to fit giving birth into…

Read more › News - 3rd May 2022

Celebrate togetherness with Thank You Day

On Saturday 4 June, we would love for parkrun events to come together and celebrate togetherness, gratitude, and all things community – the beating heart of parkrun.    Of course, parkrun events are already a fantastic way of uniting people, but why not extend the togetherness with a delicious post-parkrun picnic?   For Thank You…

Read more › News - 3rd May 2022

Welcome to the photo roundup from the Nordic parkruns : 30 April 2022

We celebrated Vappu in Finland, Valborg in Sweden, 31 events and the highest number of participants since we came back after the pandemic! A great parkrun Saturday, and here’s a selection of photos of the action.       First of all over to Trondheim, where the snow has melted away, and many people are…

Read more › News - 26th April 2022

Welcome to the photo roundup from the Nordic parkruns : 23 April 2022

A warm welcome to the photo round-up from this past weekend’s parkuns around the region. We had an amazing 98 year old joining us in Finland, an amazing new Mum as a Tail Walker in Sweden, and with over 1000 participants including over 100 first-timers, it was another great parkrun weekend. Over to the photos…….

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Read more › News - 26th April 2022

Helping me to belong

Transitioning from military to civilian life can be challenging, and parkrun provides a perfect opportunity for people to connect with their local community, make new friends and create a network beyond the defence force.   Thousands of people around the world in all stages of their military life take part in parkrun, including Liz, an…

Read more › News - 20th April 2022

Easter weekend Nordic parkrun photo round-up

The sun was shining for us again, and we had a great Easter weekend of parkrun events across the Nordics. Here’s a big collection of photos to celebrate:     First up, the glorious start at Amager Strandpark parkrun, summer is not far away.         And a selection of photos from some…

Read more › News - 13th April 2022

A family affair

All around the world children and young people take part in parkrun events with their families. The UK, Ireland and Australia even have a junior parkrun series, which is 2k on a Sunday.   The first junior parkrun took place 12 years ago this month. What better time to take a closer look at families…

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Read more › News - 12th April 2022

Welcome to the photo roundup from the Nordic parkruns : 9 April 2022

Did you join one of our events to parkrun on Saturday? See if you can spot yourself in our photo round-up below! Here are the action photos:     Congratulations to Clara from Amager Fælled for completing her tenth parkrun.     A boy’s junior football team from Sundby Boldklub came and joined Amager Strandpark…

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