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Read more › News - 21st March 2023

Thank you to the course checkers!

Winter brings a challenge for parkruns in colder climates, like here in the Nordics. We always want to make sure that parkrun is safe for everyone to take part, regardless of what footwear they’re wearing. (Sometimes it might be best to wear spiked shoes, but we don’t make it a requirement as it puts up…

Read more › News - 21st March 2023

Welcome to the Nordic photo roundup from 18 March 2023

Welcome to the weekly photo round-up from across the Nordics! We still weren’t any luckier with the weather across the region with a third of events not taking place and at least another third experiencing heavy rain. But that didn’t dampen the spirits of those who were there! Take a look at the photo round-up…

Read more › News - 21st March 2023

Asperger’s: my superpower

Matthew Akpan’s superpower, Asperger’s Syndrome, has seen him become an esteemed parkrunner and complete some brilliant challenges for charity in memory of his father.   I’ve been running since the age of 13 years old, when I started at my running club in 2002. Since my first parkrun in 2008, I’ve completed over 330 parkruns at…

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…

Read more › News - 14th March 2023

Welcome to the Nordic photo roundup from 11 March 2023

Welcome to the weekly photo round-up from around the Nordics on parkrun’s International Women’s Day weekend! What a selection of photos we have this week, with a combination of freshly fallen snow, shiny clear paths and everything in between. Take a look below     Female parkrunners enjoying the action this week at Malmö Ribersborg……

Read more › News - 8th March 2023

parkrun is my safe space

Izzy has anxiety and often finds going out and about on her own scary and difficult. She has been a parkrunner since 2014 and finds her local parkrun community offers her a safe space where she feels comfortable and not judged.   My first parkrun was in 2014. My mum had been a few times and…

Read more › Uncategorized - 8th March 2023

Three million women and girls at parkrun. But we can do more.

Today we are celebrating International Women’s Day and we’re proud to have welcomed nearly three million women and girls to walk, jog, run and volunteer at parkrun.   Whilst thousands of women and girls participate in parkrun every single weekend, we also know that they are less likely to come along to parkrun after they…

Read more › News - 7th March 2023

Welcome to the Nordic photo roundup from 4 March 2023

Welcome to the weekly photo round-up from across the Nordics! Some events were lucky enough to enjoy blue skies above them, whilst over in Finland there was still plenty of snow to be found. Take a look below:     Celebrating coming over the finish line at Nansenparken parkrun…..     …..clicked through by this…

Read more › News - 28th February 2023

Five reasons we love the barcode

At parkrun, we’ve always tried to keep that event day experience the same as it was back when we began in 2004.   But one thing has evolved over the years – the barcode. Here we take a look at the importance of the barcode, and why we love it.   For the first five…

Read more › News - 27th February 2023

Welcome to the Nordic photo roundup from 25 February 2023

Welcome to the weekly roundup from around the Nordics. This week we celebrated 600 events at Brabrand parkrun and we marked the occasion with over 19,000 registered runners from parkrun Denmark! Congratulations!   Here’s a selection of photos from around the region:     First in Aarhus and Brabrand parkrun celebrating the occasion with some…