cardiff parkrun
Read more › News - 19th April 2017

parkrun Sweden on tour, part 1: Cardiff

Though I have been away from Hagaparken this week, I still had my parkrun fix, but this time in Cardiff, Wales. I first ran in Cardiff back in 2009 when there were around 50 runners, pretty similar to the numbers that we have had in Haga in recent weeks. Times have changed though, and this…

örebro first event image for blog
Read more › News - 12th April 2017

Örebro parkrun launches!

Last Saturday saw the launch of Örebro parkrun and what a fantastic success it was! We had 150 people registering for the parkrun before the event, with the usual rush in the 24 hours leading up to the first run, with almost 70 registrations on Friday alone.   Still, we weren’t sure how many people…

Read more › News - 12th April 2017

Best wishes from South Africa!

In the run-up to the launch for Örebro parkrun, we were delighted to hear from a parkrun friend from far away – South Africa – but with roots back in Örebro.   Göran Söderholm has been living out in South Africa since 1996, but lived in Örebro between 1964 & 1972. He’s one of 6…

skatås Mari
Read more › News - 5th April 2017

Now is the season for new parkrun test runs!

Now that the snow has melted from the forest trails, it’s time to start making some plans for new parkrun events!   To get ready for a new parkrun, an Event team will first put on a couple of test events, to showcase the parkrun to the local community, to test the course and see…

bjorn manchester
Read more › News - 28th March 2017

Björn’s parkrun report from Manchester!

We’re delighted that running legend Björn Suneson is a keen supporter of parkrun, and has recently been a regular visitor to Hagaparken on Saturday mornings to take part in Haga parkrun. Knowing that origins of parkrun from the UK, Björn has been inspired to pay a visit over to Manchester to take part in a…

dog at parkrun
Read more › News - 28th March 2017

parkrun is for everyone, even dogs!

As I was standing at the gate in Haga parkrun after the start two weeks ago, I was waiting for one of the speedy orienteerers that we had that week to appear around the bend in the lead. However, it was not the case, as first around the corner was Amanda Gardelin being led by…

oset pic
Read more › News - 22nd March 2017

Welcome to parkrun everyone from Örebro!

Registration opened at the weekend for Örebro parkrun (seen in the picture above), and it has been great to see the interest already in signing up for the first parkrun on April 8th – and of course beyond! It’s been a challenge sometimes to explain to people that parkrun is something that is regular and…

Ross HArt
Read more › News - 22nd March 2017

parkrun praised in parliament

parkrun has fans in many places around the world, and this week a Member of Parliament in Australia, Ross Hart, stood up and told the parliament all the many fantastic things that parkrun stands for. Ross is a big parkrunner himself, having chalked up over 100 parkruns himself, most often at his local parkrun which…

images from hyde park parkrun
Read more › News - 15th March 2017

Celebrating 500 parkruns

This week saw the 500th running of the Woodhouse Moore Parkrun in Leeds, UK. That’s a lot of parkruns! This parkrun started in October 2007, and was the brainchild of Tom Williams, who’s now the Chief Operating Office for parkrun Global. Tom had visited London and run the original Bushy parkrun, and was inspired to…

canada map
Read more › News - 15th March 2017

Welcome to parkrun in Canada!

This week we are starting a series of looking at how parkrun is developing in other countries around the world. parkrun now exists in 14 countries (and hopefully by the end of this series, perhaps one or two more……) which are the UK, the Republic of Ireland, USA, Poland, Russia, Denmark, Italy, France, Singapore, Australia,…

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