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Read more › News - 1st March 2017

Stories from the volunteers!

This week has seen some of the regular volunteers at Haga parkrun taking on running challenges.   Claire Ward-Passey (above left, in the hi-vis Tail Runner vest) has started out on her 2017 goal to break 30 minutes for Haga parkrun. She’s no stranger to tough training, having completed the London Marathon back in 2015,…

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Read more › News - 28th February 2017

Welcome to parkrun in Örebro!

New Orebro parkrun Event director Matt Ford (pictured above, with parkrun UK staff Helen Hood and Jo Sinton-Hewitt) tells us about the journey to the first Orebro parkrun on April 8th!   “I used to run at my local parkrun in South Manchester and always thought what an amazingly simple and brilliant concept it was….

Read more › News - 22nd February 2017

parkrun becomes a PEPPARE!

This week we’re delighted to announce that we’ve become part of GEN-PEP’s network, an official PEPPARE. GEN-PEP is a Swedish non-profit organisation initiated by the Crown Princess Couple that works to spread knowledge and engage both people and organisations in a joint effort to make it easier for children and young people to live a…

Read more › News - 15th February 2017

Some milestones for parkrun Sweden!

This weekend we are looking forward to celebrating some milestones – the 1000th run performance at Haga parkrun, the 500th different parkrunner at Haga parkrun, and 5000km run in total at Haga parkrun! Small steps, but all worth celebrating we think!   All of us involved in the core team at Haga parkrun were a…

Read more › News - 15th February 2017

My parkrun nightmare

It hasn’t happened yet, but one day, someday, something is going to go wrong with our timing system and we’re not going to be able to produce the results for a parkrun event. It’s happened before at other events, and although the technology we use is pretty simple and reliable, like any technology, it can…

parkrun everyone
Read more › News - 8th February 2017

Not just for the converted – parkrun is for everyone!

As a runner myself, I have a passion for running that I just want to share with everyone! It’s one of the most satisfying things about being involved with parkrun, knowing that what we’re creating with parkrun is helping to bring the joy of running to many people, and also bringing people together, so that…

Read more › News - 8th February 2017

Huddinge parkrun to start up later in 2017!

We’re delighted to say that plans are underway to introduce parkrun to Huddinge in the south of Stockholm. After an exhaustive search of venues, the local team have chosen Källbrinks IP to be the location for the event, where there will be a three lap course (one smaller lap, followed by two slightly longer laps)…

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…

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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…

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