Haga parkrun is cancelled on 31 October 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Welcome to (not)parkrun!

Welcome to (not)parkrun, parkrun's virtual event to help keep you motivated and connected during the time when parkrun is suspended.
(not)parkrun gives you an opportunity to submit a time for a 5k walk, jog, or run, on a route of your choosing (so this doesn't have to be on your parkrun course).
All you need to do is the following:
Log-in to your parkrun profile, which looks like this:
signin guide
(If you need to set a password for the first time, or reset a password, you can do that here: https://www.parkrun.com/resetpassword/)
When you get in your parkrun profile, click on the button ‘(not)parkrun’
not parkrun registration
Then follow the simple instructions to register your 5km time.
not parkrun register a time
Remember, you can submit up to one time per day, and your fastest time each week (the week is from Monday to Sunday) will be shown on your home event’s ‘(not)parkrun’ results list……
not parkrun Haga results
And a final reminder – your 5km time doesn’t have to be recorded on the parkrun course, it can be done anywhere. Please avoid gathering in groups at the usual parkrun time on a Saturday morning and observe whatever government advice and social distancing guidelines that applies to you in your country.
You can find more detailed information in the(not)parkrun’s FAQs (currently in English).
(not)parkrun is entirely separate to, and different from, parkrun. Participating in (not)parkrun does not count towards parkrun milestones and there are no volunteering opportunities at (not)parkrun – this is simply a walk, jog, run initiative.
parkrun will be back. In the meantime, and just for fun, we invite you to participate in (not)parkrun. Welcome!


Happy New Year 2020 Haga parkrun!

Varmt välkomna att (sp)ringa in det nya året 2020 med parkrun! På nyårsdagen* den 1 januari kl. 11 har du möjlighet att inleda det nya året på ett aktivt och socialt sätt tillsammans med parkrun-vänner ute i härliga Hagaparken – när vi välkomnar ett helt nytt år med parkrun under årets alla årstider!

Om du istället vill inleda det nya året med en god gärning och kanske vila benen efter nyårsafton är du också väldigt välkommen att hjälpa till som volontär. Eftersom vi fortfarande kommer att vara mitt i jul- och nyårsledigheter uppskattar vi mycket om vi kan få ihop ett team i god tid innan nästa år ;)

OBS! Vi startar alltså kl. 11 istället för kl. 9.30, dvs. det blir lite mer sovmorgon än vanligt denna nyårsdag efter nyårsnatten. Den 1 januari är också en onsdag till skillnad mot vanliga parkrun-dagen som är lördag.

Anmäl dig på hemsidan om det är första gången du deltar i parkrun.

*Nyårsdagen är tillsammans med Nationaldagen Sveriges två dagar om året utöver lördagar som parkrun kan arrangeras.

New Years Day Haga parkrun


A warm welcome to run and ring in the new year 2020 with parkrun! On New Year’s Day*, January 1 at 11, you have the opportunity to start the new year in an active and social way together with parkrun friends outside in the wonderful Hagaparken – when we welcome a whole new year with parkrun during all the seasons of the year!

If you instead want to start the new year with a good deed and maybe rest your legs after New Year’s Eve, you are also very welcome to help out as a volunteer. Since we’ll still be in the middle of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, we would really appreciate if we can get together a team well in advance of next year ;)

NOTE! We start at 11:00 instead of 09:30, i.e. it will be a little longer morning to sleep than usual this New Year’s Day after New Year’s Eve. January 1 is also a Wednesday unlike the usual parkrun day, which is Saturday.

Register on the website if this is your first time participating in parkrun.

*New Year’s Day is together with the National Day of Sweden the two days each year, in addition to Saturdays, that parkrun can be arranged in Sweden.


Haga parkrun #148

parkrun celebrated its 15th anniversary this weekend and we were 100 runners and 8 volunteers at Haga to celebrate. We also celebrated Mark Aldred’s 100th Haga parkrun and in true parkrun spirit Mark had cake with him to share with us all. A big thanks also to Mark for arriving early to set up he course.
Guests this week came from South Africa, Russia, Holland, Australia and the UK. Apologies if I’ve missed anyone here. I think a few of the tourists were caught out by the cold weather running in shorts, however, even on the coldest Saturdays in winter, we can expect a handful of British tourists to do this!
Our volunteers this week were a mix of regulars and first timers and as always they ensured that today’s run was well organised.
This week we tested a new café for the post-run “fika” and next week we will test another one, the name of which will be announced in the pre-run announcements.
We hope to see as many of you as possible again next week. Don’t let the cold weather put you off. It’s time to make parkrun a habit and a healthy start to your weekend.


Haga parkrun #134 run report!

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It was a beautiful morning that greeted us in Hagaparken on Saturday, it certainly seems that we are very lucky with the weather on Saturday mornings at Haga parkrun. First to arrive was the ever-reliable Mark Aldred who was today helping to set up the course signs and Jeanna Ferguson who had been looking after all the kit and equipment (and not to forget, also charging the scanners!). We also brought with us our newly purchased storage box, which will make things MUCH easier for storing the equipment for parkrun each – now it is just one rucksack that needs to be transferred between the ‘Run Director’ each week. Hurray!

Soon after arrived the week’s other volunteers – Mija Thomas was looking after barcode scanning this week together with Dave Adams; Mia Edvardsson, the world’s best course marshal, encouraging all the runners at the lapping point, and Lena Landqvist who took on the all-important role of today’s Tail Walker. A big thanks to all of you!
As always, it’s so much fun to see everyone enjoying parkrun in their own way, whether it is pushing hard for a PB, running with their family, encouraging someone who is at their first parkrun, or jogging around with their friend. There’s always so many people that we want to mention and congratulate – we’ll highlight a few here, sorry if we have missed anyone!

We welcomed Nina Haikonen from Tampere parkrun in Finland, visiting together with friend and fellow parkrun tourist Lorna Koskela. A big thank you for taking the ‘selfie-frames’ back to Finland for all the parkrun events there! Also on tour from the Nordics was Harald Alstad from the world’s most northerly parkrun, Festningen parkrun in Trondheim. We also had tourists from Australia, South Africa and the USA too.

6 people were running their first ever parkrun – well done all of you: Thomas Åhnberg, Klas Håkansson, Martin Melin, Joel Lindström, Amanda Arnesson and Emma Whittall. We hope you enjoyed Haga parkrun and come and see us again soon.

Then we had a 9 PBs, despite the hot weather: Joel Spratt, Therese Anderbro, Magnus Rådö, Carl-Oscar Sandin, Gabriella Reiner, Louise Ingvarsson, Edvard Olander, Lina Andreasson & Pehr Eriksson. You will have to share your secrets with us…….

Lovely to see Caroline Manning back at Haga parkrun again – you are an inspiration! And super-volunteer Anna Klöfver squeezing in a run today in her busy schedule.

Thanks to John & Juliet Harrison for helping to carry the parkrun gear back to the Tennis Club.

As we always say, we’re not going anywhere this summer, so you can come and run Haga parkrun every single Saturday right through the summer. Remember that parkrun is a volunteer-run organisation, so if you would like to help out as a volunteer, just get in touch with us via mail or Facebook and we would love to have you on board.


Haga parkrun #130 run report – the pre-Stockholm Marathon parkrun

An impressive 103 runners and a handful of volunteers turned up for this week’s parkrun in Hagaparken. As usual there was a healthy mix of locals and tourists. A large contingency of the tourists were from the UK, but Finland, Denmark and Russia were also represented to name but a few.



The conditions in the park were ideal and although the Swedish winter does have charm in its own right, for the next couple of months the park is at its beautiful best. The park wardens deserve a lot of praise for all their hard work in making Haga Park one of the finest parks in Europe.

Of the 103 runners this week just less than a third had completed 50 or more parkruns and an impressive 18 runners this week had completed more than 100 parkruns. Well done to all of you.


As always, a big thanks to our volunteers. Mia, Anna and Leo made sure your results were collected without any issues whilst Tim and Sussie were out on the course as Marshal and Tail Walker respectively.


A special mention this week to those runners and volunteers who went on to run the Stockholm marathon later in the day. Also, to the families who ran together, always nice to see a family running together in the true spirit of parkrun. And thank you to Ronnie Eriksson who took some fantastic pictures that we have put up on our Facebook page.


It really feels like parkrun is gaining momentum in Sweden now and hopefully its popularity will continue to grow over the coming months and years. Please continue to spread the word so that both the number of runners and volunteers continue to increase.


Enjoy the rest of your week and hopefully see as many of you as possible again soon.



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