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Read more › News - 4th October 2022

Feedback from the Field

What I like about walking at parkrun is that I don’t feel pressured to keep the pace with the runners since I don’t enjoy running!   I always enjoy exercising at the gym but since joining Örebro parkrun, I enjoy the the nature and scenery of the course, and also the sense of community from…

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Read more › News - 3rd October 2022

Welcome to the Nordic photo roundup from 1 October

Welcome to the photo round-up from around the Nordics on the first Saturday of October, and the first day of the global parkwalk campaign, to help encourage more walkers to also join our events.   Autumn colours, sunshine, wind and rain, we had it all this weekend. Here’s some photos from around our events  …

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Read more › News - 28th September 2022

5 anledningar till att promenera på parkrun

Under oktober månad kommer vi fokusera på och hylla parkwalk!   Varför gå? Att ta promenader är en av de bästa sättet att komma igång med en hälsosammare livsstil och även att komma igång på parkrun. Du är självklart fortfarande välkommen att springa och jogga! Här är 5 anledningar till att promenera på parkrun:  …

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Read more › News - 27th September 2022

parkwalker role explained

As part of the parkwalk campaign this October, we are introducing a brand new volunteer role – the parkwalker!   It has been created to demonstrate that walking at parkrun is both encouraged and valued.   Why “parkwalker”?   Inclusivity and participation, rather than speed, has been a key principle of parkrun since day one….

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Read more › News - 26th September 2022

18 years of parkrun

To celebrate our 18th birthday, we’re taking a look back through the first 18 years of parkrunning!    The beginning   On Saturday 2 October 2004, 13 runners and five volunteers turned up to Bushy Park in Teddington, London, for a free, timed, 5k run, known then as the Bushy Park Time Trial.   Paul…

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Read more › News - 26th September 2022

Welcome to the Nordic photo roundup from 24 September

Welcome to the weekly round-up from around the Nordics, complete with autumnal colours, anniversaries and the first appearance of a parkwalker vest! Here’s our selection of the action:     We start with a birthday – Billalsparken parkrun is one year old!     And the same is true of Nansenparken parkrun – congratulations to…

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Read more › News - 26th September 2022

Top five reasons to walk at parkrun

Whether you’re finding your feet, not sure how to get started, craving some me time or are keen to introduce someone new to parkrun, here are five reasons why we love walking at parkrun to get you ready for #parkwalk!   Catch-up with friends   We know that life is expensive right now, so why…

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Read more › News - 20th September 2022

Welcome to the Nordic photo roundup from 17 September

Welcome to the weekly round-up of the parkrun action across the Nordics! This week we celebrated the 500th edition of Fælledparken parkrun, and we came close to a record overall attendance in Denmark. Here’s a selection of photos from our events:       It was a bumper turnout in Fælledparken with 161 parkrunners, the…

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Read more › News - 20th September 2022

My happy place

Broken Hill Racecourse parkrun in outback Australia is more than 300 kilometres from its closest parkrun. Maria Kelly, who has volunteered as a course marshal 58 times, explains why spending her Saturday mornings cheering parkrunners through the desert, while being surrounded by native wildlife is a highlight of her week.   I’m a 54-year-old woman…

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Read more › News - 13th September 2022

Membership offer from parkrun friends Kondis

One of the great resources for runners in Norway is the Kondis organisation, who both publish magazine 9 times a year (incl. summer and winter race calendar) and run an active online website at www.kondis.no.   Here you can get inspirational content to help develop your running and read about the latest things in running,…