Read more › News - 12th September 2022

Feedback from the Field

My friend Maria and I have just been on a trip to London, where we ran Southwark parkrun. It was a great feeling to be running at event in London, the city where parkrun started!   Christin Nordberg A7495743 Örebro parkrun

Read more › News - 12th September 2022

Welcome to the Nordic photo roundup from 10 September

Welcome to our weekly photo roundup from the Nordics! This week we welcomed a new event to the parkrun family, Lahden satama parkrun in Lahti, Finland. Let’s have a look at some images from that event and from all around the region:         A great start for Lahden satama parkrun with 61…

Read more › News - 12th September 2022

parkwalk campaign: your questions answered

What is the parkwalk campaign in a nutshell?   This is a global campaign to celebrate and promote walking at parkrun, to coincide with parkrun’s 18th anniversary (the first event took place in Bushy Park, London in October 2004).   It’s called parkrun, not parkwalk! Why are you focusing on walkers?    The name ‘parkrun’…

parkwalk launch
Read more › News - 12th September 2022

Introducing: parkwalk at parkrun!

This October marks 18 years since parkrun’s founder, Paul Sinton-Hewitt, shouted “Go!” at the very first parkrun event. We’d like to make this 18th anniversary one to remember by dedicating the whole month of October to something extra special…   parkwalk at parkrun!   Paul’s vision was that parkrun would be open to everyone, no…

Read more › News - 6th September 2022

Celebrating the 500 volunteer milestone club

695,890 people across the world know how wonderful it can be to volunteer at parkrun.   Getting some fresh air and vitamin D, meeting new people, being with family and friends, getting active, problem solving, team building, and gaining life skills are just a few examples of why volunteering comes with incredible physical and mental health benefits….

Read more › News - 5th September 2022

Welcome to the Nordic photo roundup from 3rd September

Hello and welcome to the weekly photo round-up from our first parkrun weekend in September this year. Over 100 people discovered parkrun for the first time across the region, we welcome you all to the parkrun family! Here’s some photos from across our events:     Tail Walking under blue skies at Løvstien parkrun in…

Read more › News - 1st September 2022

Welcome to the Nordic photo roundup from 27 August

A warm welcome to this week’s photo round-up from around the Nordics. It was officially the last week of summertime, although it didn’t feel like that everywhere! Here’s some of the best photos from around the region       We start in Oslo, where Tøyen parkrun were celebrating their 5th birthday, big congratulations on…

Read more › News - 31st August 2022

Welcome to Lahden satama parkrun in Lahti, Finland!

We heard about parkrun while living in England, and towards the end of our time living there, Saturday morning parkrun was an important part of our weekend routine. Back then we already discussed the possibility of setting up a new parkrun if there wasn’t one near our new home in Finland.   A year after…

Read more › News - 31st August 2022

Tervetuloa Lahden sataman parkruniin!

Tutustuimme parkruneihin Englannissa asuessamme, ja etenkin Englannin vuosiemme loppupuolella parkrunista tuli meille lauantaiaamujen rutiinia. Tuolloin jo hieman elättelimme toiveita pääsevämme myös Suomessa juoksemaan lauantaisin.   Ensimmäinen paluumuuton jälkeinen vuosi meni vielä covid-sulun merkeissä, mutta elokuussa 2021 elämän jälleen normalisoituessa aloimme käydä Vääksyssä juoksemassa – ja olimme entistä pahemmin koukussa. Vaikka Vääksyn reitti onkin upea ja…

Read more › News - 31st August 2022

The same wherever you are in the world

Last Saturday, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt completed his 500th parkrun and joined the 500 milestone club. That’s 10 years worth of continual weekly parkruns, 2,500 kilometres covered, and countless coffees with old and new friends. Quite the achievement.   Whereas many may choose to celebrate such a milestone at the familiarity of their home event,…

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