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Björn suneson
Read more › News - 8th February 2017

Björn Suneson’s Haga parkrun run report

This past week were visited by running legend Björn Suneson. You might have read his columns in the Swedish edition of Runners World. He’s been running for more than 30 years now, having only started as a 35 year old. He’s now run more than a million kilometres, or three times around the world! And…

Volunteers photo blog
Read more › News - 1st February 2017

Volunteering – what to do and how often?

The whole concept of parkrun relies on volunteering. Each week over ten thousand volunteers around the world enable up to 200,000 people to take part in their parkrun event. Here at parkrun we want to discourage the idea that by volunteering you are ‘giving up’ your time or that volunteering is something boring, negative, and…

parkrun image 25 jan
Read more › News - 25th January 2017

More records broken!

January is a peak time of year for parkrunning, with many people starting the New Year with the best of intentions. Good on them! And just as Sweden saw good numbers at Haga parkrun this week, globally it was the very first weekend with over 200,000 people running parkrun, including big attendances in Australia, South…

haga parkrun course
Read more › News - 25th January 2017

What makes a good parkrun course?

So parkruns are always 5km. Planning the route is great fun, but what else do you need to take into consideration?   Well, first and foremost, it should be safe. So you will find that a parkrun route never crosses a road, or a car park, and that stairs, blind corners and other dangers are…

skatås Mari
Read more › News - 17th January 2017

plans to bring parkrun to Göteborg (Gothenburg), Malmö & Uppsala

Do you know anyone who might want to be involved in bringing parkrun to Göteborg, Malmö & Uppsala? In all of these cities we have teams working to start up events during 2017 and they’d love to hear from people who would like to be part of their teams! So if you know of any…

cafe pic 2
Read more › News - 17th January 2017

A Swede, an Englishman, an Irishman, a South African and an American walk into a café…..

No, there isn’t a punchline, just a Saturday morning after Haga parkrun! In Sweden, like several other countries around Europe where parkrun has been established, we’ve found that a good number of the ‘early adapters’ are people who know about parkrun from ‘back home’ and are delighted to find that it’s finally arrived in Sweden….

worldwide attendance
Read more › News - 12th January 2017

New Worldwide parkrun attendance record!

This past weekend saw a new parkrun worldwide attendance record, with over 170,000 people taking part in part in parkruns around the world on Saturday 7th January. Plenty of New Year’s resolutions being kept. We also saw a new record for the number of registrations in one day, with over 12,000 people registering for parkrun…

Colm photo
Read more › News - 11th January 2017

parkrun around the world – Marlay parkrun in Ireland

I’ve been involved with starting up parkrun in Stockholm but never actually experienced one outside of Hagaparken until this New Year’s Eve when I was back in my native Ireland with the family. Dublin’s Marlay Park had more than 450 runners on New Year’s Eve (and nearly 700 last week) and the funny things was,…

happy-new-year-party-banner-2017
Read more › News - 6th January 2017

A new year with parkrun

It’s New Year, the time of year for new beginnings, new goals, new promises!   parkrun might not be the solution to all your motivational issues but we think that we can definitely help!   – parkrun is free, so unlike signing up for an annual gym membership, you don’t have to worry that your…

parkrun-skipton
Read more › News - 6th January 2017

parkrun – a reminder of how it works

So, you’ve heard about parkrun but you’re still wondering a little bit what it’s all about. Is it really on every week? Can it really be free? Is it a run or a race? How do you get your time? How does it all work? Here’s a quick reminder for the uninitiated:   parkrun is…

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