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Read more › News - 19th May 2022

Special events in Sweden on Nationaldagen, 6/6

We are looking forward to our ‘special day’ in parkrun Sweden – the one of only two days a year (the other being New Year’s Day) when we have parkrun on another day other than a Saturday.   We had our first ‘special day’ in 2019 where three parkruns had an extra event on that…

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Read more › News - 19th May 2022

Specialevent i Sverige på Nationaldagen, 6/6

Vi ser fram emot vår ‘speciella dag’ i parkrun Sverige – den av endast två dagar om året då vi har parkrun på en annan dag än en lördag (den andra är nyårsdagen 1/1).   Vi hade vår första “special day” 2019 då parkrun på Nationaldagen genomfördes på tre platser i landet, och vi är…

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Read more › News - 19th May 2022

parkrun at the World Hockey Championships

The World Ice-Hockey Championships are currently taking place in Tampere, Finland, and some dedicated parkrunners are taking the chance to enjoy a parkrun whilst they’re in town cheering on their team!   As always, parkrun is a great place to bring people together. You can read more about the story on the tournament’s website.

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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