Our countries

Want to read more about how the parkrun word is spreading in a particular country or find your local event? Find all the links to our country pages below.

Australia

parkrun launched in Australia at Main Beach on the Gold Coast on 2 April 2011 with 108 runners, including the great Ron Clarke AO MBE in attendance.

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Canada

parkrun Canada launched in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in August 2016, and continues to ignite passion for running communities across the country.

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Denmark

Launched at Amager Faelled, Copenhagen in May 2009 by Jonathan Sydenham, who fell in love with parkrun when he participated while in the UK.

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France

parkrun France launched in June 2015 under the watchful eye of Anita with the first event in Les Dougnes.

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Ireland

The first parkrun in the Republic of Ireland started in Malahide Demense Castle and Gardens on the 10th November 2012. It continues to be a revelation.

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Italy

Giorgio brought parkrun to Italy in May 2015 with the first event taking place in Uditore.


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New Zealand

Lian and Noel started parkrun NZ in May 2012. The enthusiasm they encountered for the format was astounding, and it continues to be a revelation.

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Poland

Launched in October 2011 at Gdynia, only five runners attended the first event. We’ve now added more events, offering runs to tens of thousands.

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Russia

parkrun Russia started in two parks simultaneously in Moscow on 1 March 2014.

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Singapore

South East Asia’s very first parkrun launched at East Coast Park in June 2014 with twenty-nine runners completing the sea-front course.

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South Africa

parkrun South Africa started in November 2011 at Delta Park, Johannesburg, where 22 parkrun pioneers completed the hot and very hilly 5km loop.

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Sweden

parkrun Sweden starts at Haga parkrun, Hagaparken, 16970 Solna on 27 August 2016.

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United Kingdom

Where it all began. The first event was held in Bushy Park, Teddington in October 2004 comprised of 13 pioneers and four volunteers.

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USA

Formed June 2012 at Livonia, Michigan with 28 people in attendance. Recent events are Clermont, Florida and Durham, North Carolina.

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