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Read more › News - 9th January 2018

Malmö parkrun gets ready to launch!

After a lot of work behind the scenes, we’re delighted to announce that we’re starting a new parkrun this Spring in Malmö!   The launch is planned for Saturday April 7th, where Malmö will become the 6th Swedish parkrun, and the 15th across the Nordics. You can follow the event on Facebook for now –…
Read more › News - 4th January 2018

It was never really about the run

When Paul Sinton-Hewitt created parkrun back in 2004 he thought he was developing a running time-trial that would enable keen runners to measure their ‘progress’ and get faster. In reality, he was building a stunningly-effective yet wonderfully-simple health-and-happiness intervention, with himself as the first targeted recipient.   For a few years Bushy parkrun rolled along…

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Read more › News - 3rd January 2018

A new year with parkrun

It’s New Year, the time of year where lots of people plan 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…

Read more › News - 3rd January 2018

Örebro parkrun – reflections over our 1st year

08.04.2017 – Event #1 Örebro parkrun     For many years I’d dreamt about bring parkrun to Örebro so when I saw on Facebook that it was coming to Sweden I didn’t hesitate to contact Deri Thomas in Stockholm and the rest, as they say, is history! Deri is as passionate as me about spreading…

Read more › News - 20th December 2017

parkrun up for an award!

The excellent running magazine ‘Spring’ are carrying out their ‘Årets Prestation 2017’ survey and in the category ‘Årets Ledare’, Deri Thomas, who helped to bring parkrun to Sweden and the Nordics, has been nominated.   Now of course parkrun is so much more than being about one person, but winning this award would help to…

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Read more › News - 20th December 2017

Our Christmas wish

Hello parkrunners!   Thank you all for a wonderful 2017! And it’s been a great year for parkrun in Sweden and the Nordics. We’ve gone from just the one event, Haga in Stockholm, to having seven events, across three countries, with Tampere in Finland and Tøyen in Norway also joining the parkrun family.   And…

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Read more › News - 13th December 2017

Fika är viktigare än du tror på parkrun!

Så ofta vi hinner och vädret tillåter säljer vi fika på parkrun i Hagaparken. Vi är jätteglada att Arbetskamraterna har fått den möjligheten så vi får möta alla härliga människor som har sprungit och sen vill köpa kaffe, bulle, smörgås eller något annat gott.   Efter några veckors försäljning känner vi igen personer som springer…

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Read more › News - 12th December 2017

Running for two!

Whilst parkrun is renowned for positivity and mutual encouragement, I seem to have attracted more attention than usual these last months as my tummy has grown.   Now at 37 weeks (approaching 8.5 months) pregnant, I’m as astonished (and delighted) as anyone to still be running. I know I’m really fortunate as pregnancies can vary…

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Read more › News - 6th December 2017

Professional pride!

At parkrun we like to focus on the fun of walking, jogging, running and volunteering, and not to take the competition side of things too seriously. It’s great to be outside, being active, being with others, being happy, being proud of your achievements.   But we are also more than that! parkruns are also held…

Göran in Florence
Read more › News - 6th December 2017

Florens parkun

I helgen åkte vi till Florens för att springa årets sista marathon. Till min stora glädje upptäckte vi att det finns parkrun även här.   På fredag kväll kikade vi kartan och tolkade den som att det var drygt 3 km från vårt hotell till starten i parken vid Viale del Pegaso. Vi hängde på…

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