Read more › News - 14th March 2023

You’re always welcome at parkrun

Going to parkrun was non-negotiable for Tess, but over time she fell out of love and “felt like a burden”.   After hearing about the parkwalk initiative she returned to parkrun, feeling welcome and accepted within the community.   I got involved relatively early on with parkrun – I was even on the start line of…

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Read more › News - 24th February 2022

Celebrating women and girls this International Women’s Day

We know that many women and girls face very real barriers to taking part in physical activity. From the fear of walking or running in public, of coming alone, to feeling nervous about what to do on arrival, or worrying about coming last.   This International Women’s Day we are encouraging thousands more women and…

Read more › News - 11th March 2021

Breaking down barriers

This time last year, to mark International Women’s Day 2020, parkrun countries came together in a global celebration of female participation.   Here, we look back on that special day, the legacy it left behind, and parkrun’s ongoing commitment to breaking down barriers to participation for women and girls.   On the 8 March 2020,…

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Read more › News - 5th February 2020

Kan ett veckoslut starta bättre?

Jag, Barbro har alltid tyckt om att springa! Jag har under åren deltagit i många roliga och härliga lopp, Tjejmilen, halvmaraton mm mm. För tre år sedan, det år jag fyllde 70, hade jag aldrig sprungit maraton!     Så jag anmälde mig, tränade och sprang Stockholm Maraton, jätteroligt, men jobbigt! Då bestämde jag mig…

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Read more › News - 5th February 2020

Från VM till parkrun

Oavsett om du är nybörjare eller elitidrottare har parkrun något att erbjuda dig. Det är tydligt för Louise Wiker, en maratonlöpare kapabel för 2:36, som har representerat Sverige vid VM i Peking och London och som har tagit hem många mästerskapstitlar. Hon har också promenerat runt Haga parkrun som sistagångare med sin bebis!    …

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Read more › News - 5th February 2020

My weekend energy boost

For Anna Männikö, Saturday mornings used to be spent in bed, but thanks to parkrun, no longer!   I’m a mum of two lovely boys who are now 4 and 6 years old. I originally come from Poland and got to know about parkrun from my friend Nina, at the end of 2017. It right…

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Read more › News - 4th February 2020

Proud to be a Run Director!

When Gen Blanch arrived in Sweden, there was a big parkrun-shaped hole in her life on Saturday mornings. Not only has that now been filled, but she is now also one of the Run Directors at her local Malmö Ribersborg parkrun.   When I first moved to Sweden in 2015 to study in Lund, I…

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Read more › News - 4th February 2020

Inspirerende 80-årig!

Birthe Torp Knudsen er en af de faste løbere ved Amager Strandpark parkrun. For at fejre hendes 80 års fødselsdag lavede teamet et fotoalbum med 80 billeder fra nogle af de flere end 350 gange hun har deltaget som løber eller frivillig gennem de knap 8 år der har været parkrun i Amager Strandpark.  …

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Read more › News - 4th February 2020

Being part of something bigger

Anna Lepišová, one of the Run Directors at Malmö Ribersborg parkrun, has found a welcoming community in parkrun, where it’s not just about the running.   My name is Anna and I first learnt about parkrun through one of the many things we have in common – a love for running. The parkrun community in…

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Read more › News - 4th February 2020

parkrun – happiness and well-being!

For me, parkrun has given new energy to my running and I have participated in Malmö Ribersborg parkrun since the spring of 2018. The togetherness gives me a desire to participate and train a little extra each week and I have made new friends to run with, to compete with and to ‘pull me along’…

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