orebro runner pic
Read more › News - 31st May 2017

parkrun är beroendeframkallande!

Jag har fått ett nytt beroende. Och snabbt gick det. Jag provade en gång, och blev lite sugen på mer, och provade en gång till, och whips så var jag fast.   Jag antar att det är som med droger; man tänker bara prova och innan man vet ordet av så är man fast och…

örebro volunteers 3
Read more › News - 31st May 2017

parkrun – why on earth volunteer?

It’s quite simple really, volunteering is good for you and so is a walk or run in the park. Combine the two and you’re really onto something; parkrun does just this.   The model is simple. Whether you can manage a walk, a jog or run you can get involved in parkrun. It has been…

Lasse persson
Read more › News - 24th May 2017

Look out for and listen out for parkrun this weekend!

Last week we had the TV cameras in attendance (for those who missed it, you can see the clip HERE) and now this week, we are going to be featuring in both Dagens Nyheter and P4 Radio Stockholm!   We’ve been told that there will be featuring in Saturday’s edition of DN, so you’ll have…

Mathias K orebro
Read more › News - 24th May 2017

Från Fotbolls VM till Örebro parkrun – en intervju med Mathias Klasenius

En av deltagarna i den första Örebro parkrun var ett känt ansikte, den högt meriterade assisterande domaren Mathias Klasenius. Mathias har varit med och dömt matcher på riktigt hög nivå – VM i Brasilien, EM i Frankrike, Champions League, Europa League och Allsvenskan.     Vi ställde några frågor till Mathias om hur han upplevde…

Spread the word
Read more › News - 17th May 2017

Help spread the word!

Last weekend, as you will have heard, we had lots of fun visitors to Haga parkrun, with TV cameras, Swedish radio and Dagens Nyheter all coming along to see what we’re up to with parkrun. Hopefully we’ll get some good publicity from all of this and get more people hearing about what we do –…

Read more › News - 10th May 2017

A new Swedish parkrun is on its way – Huddinge parkrun!

We’re delighted to announce that we now have a launch date for the latest member of the parkrun family in Sweden, Huddinge parkrun.   If you’re not sure exactly where this is, Huddinge is a southern suburb of Stockholm, so this is going to give everyone on the south side of the city a shorter…

Natasha Wynand
Read more › News - 8th May 2017

Wherever I run my parkrun, that’s my home

We ran our first parkrun on the 2nd of November 2013. Our inaugural parkrun took place at Ebotse, in our hometown of Benoni in sunny South Africa. Little did we know then just how important this event would become to us.   A few years came and went and we ran through South Africa’s mostly…

Not fit enough
Read more › News - 3rd May 2017

“What’s in it for me?”

I often ask myself this very question after being, to say the least, heavily involved with setting up a parkrun in Örebro for well over a year now, “What’s in it for me?”. It’s not that I lie awake thinking it about it but surely people must be wondering? In an age of wanting, craving,…

Read more › News - 3rd May 2017

1 million runs in April!

Around the world parkrun chalked up 1 million runs in just the single month of April. That’s averaging over 200,000 runs every single week, amazing! The figures at parkrun continue to astound, but the principles behind each event stay true – that it will always be free for everyone taking part, that it will be…

Read more › News - 3rd May 2017

Don’t forget – parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt visiting this Saturday!

We’re delighted to announce that the founder of parkrun, Paul Sinton-Hewitt, will be coming to visit Sweden on Saturday May 13th and run at Haga parkrun. (Editors note: the TV cameras from SVT will also be joining us this Saturday too!)   It took vision and a lot of determination to make parkrun the success…

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