Paul and Maija
Read more › News - 19th June 2018

Age is just a number – ask Maija-Liisa

Maija-Liisa Ström, is 82 years young and loves jogging, in fact quite a few kilometers every week:  “Younger people think too easily that we older people can’t do this or that”, says Maija-Liisa. She is a regular figure at Tampere parkrun in Finland and well liked by everyone there.   People with colourful clothes are assembling…

Read more › News - 14th June 2018

A high five for a hero

This is our little boy Louis, who has Down’s Syndrome, volunteering at Peterborough parkrun and giving one of the runners a ‘high five’. For us however, the photo has great poignancy as the woman is not just any runner – her name is Dr Yong and several years ago she saved Louis’ life.   Louis…

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Read more › News - 14th June 2018

parkrun on the rise in Norway – join teams looking to start parkruns in Bergen, Trondheim, Grimstad and Greater Oslo!

Not to be outdone by Sweden (of course!), interest in starting additional events in Norway is starting to grow. Following the launch of Stavanger in April this year, there’s a number of other cities that are keen to get in on the action, and we are looking forward to supporting and helping the teams in…

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Read more › News - 14th June 2018

ICE – In Case of Emergency

As parkrun has grown, it’s not surprising that the number of incidents where a runner falls ill or gets injured during an event has also increased. There’s almost 10 million run performances now each year across the globe and additionally, as parkrun continues to broaden its reach out to those people who have previously been…

Read more › News - 7th June 2018

Five “are we there yet?” parkruns

Many parkrunners are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing which parkrun to visit each week. But for some, their home event is hundreds of miles from the next closest parkrun.   We take a look at five of the most remote parkruns around the globe…   1.  parkrun Novosibirsk (parkrun Новосибирск набережная), Siberia, Russia  …

helsinki newsletter
Read more › News - 6th June 2018

parkrun HQ goes Nordic: part 2, Finland

We pick up the tour again on Monday 28th May, day 5 of the trip……   You can read part one here if you missed.   After a late night walk round the beautiful harbour area of Helsinki while it was still light at 11pm, it was up early for a breakfast meeting with Karlina…

Haga parkrun #83
Read more › News - 6th June 2018

Introducing parkrun record holder Yoie Bohlin

This week we had the pleasure to welcome back Yoie Bohlin to parkrun, where she was the first overall finisher at Haga parkrun, running a speedy 17:36, just a few seconds short of her record time set back on the 10th June 2017.   Yoie out on the course during her record run in June…

Haga parkrun #83
Read more › News - 31st May 2018

1000 walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers in the Nordics!

Last week we wrote about our target of reaching 1000 participants in the Nordics, and we did it – just! We’re so happy to see parkrun growing in the Nordic region and this was a great step forward for us. A big thank you to everyone who contributed in making this happen and a special…

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Read more › News - 30th May 2018

parkrun HQ goes Nordic! – part 1: Sweden, Norway and Denmark

Thursday 24 May – Day 1   The parkrun HQ tour of the Nordics needed to be a tightly-run ship, as there was a lot of ground to be covered. Straight off the plane we headed north to Uppsala parkrun, where we were greeted by three members of the core team, Mattias, Eleanor and Regina….

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Read more › News - 23rd May 2018

parkrun Nordic 1000+ runners!

It’s now over 9 years since parkrun started up in the Nordics, with the first event in Copenhagen’s Amager Faelled parkrun in early May 2009. There were 20 runners that day, supported by 7 volunteers, including Henrik Poulsen, who remains the Event Director to the current day, 480 events later!   But it is only…

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