Parkrun: vanaf februari 2020 in Groningen

vrijdag 8 november 2019


Parkrun a life changing experience!

In February 2020, an exciting new addition will be coming to the city of Groningen called Parkrun.

Parkrun is a simple concept of free weekly timed event at which people can turn up and run, jog or simply walk a 5km course. It doesn’t matter how fast you go. It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing. What matters is that you’re are taking part. Parkrun takes places every Saturday morning in countries all around the world.

Parkrun Groningen’s  course is 5000m (5k) long. Starting and finishing  in the beautiful open grass land of the Stads park in Groningen. The route consists of 3 laps which loops around the open field and trails through beautifully wooded nature, even including a short hill on the east side of the course. Throughout you will be supported by marshals placed around sections of the course and after your 3rd lap you will be cheered  across the finish line.

Can I join Parkrun?
Yes! Parkrun is for everyone!
Young or old, Olympic runner or beginner it really doesn’t matter. Parkrun is all about inclusivity. We want as many people as possible to feel part of a local community brought together by our events, as well as the global parkrun family.

Do I need to register?
You only need to register once. Once registered you will be sent a barcode which can be used for life all-round the world!

Is it really free?
Yes, Parkrun is completely free! All parkrun events are organised by a group of dedicated volunteers who are recruited from participants. The format of parkrun is very simple. We do not need any expensive equipment and therefore our events are easy to organise each week.

Can I volunteer?
Yes! We actively encourage volunteers who are fundamental to Parkrun! You could undertaking various roles such as timing, marking the course, marshalling and ensuring the place is left tidy. Volunteering at Parkrun is great fun, you will become part of a great community! You need no experience and can volunteer if and when it suits you (hey you don’t even need to run)!

If you would like to join the organisation team/ volunteer team or for more information you can e-mail us at:


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