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Läs mer › Nyheter - 9th October 2019

Autumn colours – a photo round-up from 5/10

Welcome to the photo round-up from around the region this Saturday. Autumn colours are the dominating theme, with the first dusting of snow thrown in from our most easterly parkrun, Vääksyn kanava. Have a look for yourself……   It was Kungsängen parkrun’s 2nd anniversary, and the local café brought along coffee and buns to celebrate…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 8th October 2019

parkrun Stats

Last weekend at parkrun in the Nordics there were: 25 events! 1127 finishers! 163 fantastic volunteers! 202 brilliant PBs! 120 amazing first-time parkrunners!

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 8th October 2019

Better Together – bring a friend to parkrun

How has parkrun become so successful around the world, despite having an advertising budget of essentially zero?   Well, it is one of the best examples of ‘word of mouth’ recommendations that we know of. Think about how you first got to hear about parkrun? It’s most likely that you heard about it from a…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 8th October 2019

Not just a run in the park

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of parkrun last weekend, parkrun UK has released results from an independent survey which proves that that participation in parkrun in the UK really does make people healthier and happier, and not just from running or walking.   The survey had an incredible 60,000 responses and showed that volunteering has…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 2nd October 2019

parkrun Saturday photo round-up!

Welcome to this week’s photo round-up from around the Nordics! Plenty of first-timers, hundreds of PBs, and all thanks to our fantastic volunteers who helped to support our 25 events. Here’s some of the best photos from across the region:   Happy runners at this week’s Amager Strandpark parkrun   This week’s wonderful volunteer team…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 30th September 2019

parkrun Stats

Last weekend at parkrun in the Nordics there were: 25 events! 1083 finishers! 175 fantastic volunteers! 162 brilliant PBs! 112 amazing first-time parkrunners!

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 30th September 2019

parkrunner of the week – Phil Whittall

This week we meet parkrunner Phil Whittall, whom you can usually find in Hagaparken, Stockholm on a Saturday morning. Here he explains how parkrun has become an activity that he enjoys every week, whether he is aiming for a new PB, or running with his family.   “We moved to Stockholm in 2012 and one…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 30th September 2019

parkrun celebrates 15 years – how times have changed!

This weekend we are celebrating the 15-year anniversary of the first parkrun event in Bushy Park, south-west London. Famously on that first parkrun morning, there were 13 parkrunners who took part, supported by 5 volunteers who helped to make things happen. But how have things changed over the past 15 years? What did the parkrun…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 24th September 2019

5 Reasons Why We Volunteer

We all know that volunteers play a vital role at parkrun, organizing every event, every week. And we probably are aware that the volunteers are parkrunners just like ourselves. But there are so many reasons to be a parkrun volunteer beyond a sense of duty or need to keep the event afloat.   Here are…

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Läs mer › Nyheter - 24th September 2019

An Aussie in Finland

Feeling at home in another country can be really tricky, but for Kerryn Saarinen, parkrun has helped her to settle into a foreign country.   Coming from the sunshine and beaches of Australia, a move to Finland was always going to be quite a change for Kerryn Saarinen. Thankfully, parkrun has been a way to…

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