Malmö Ribersborg parkrun

Orientation

Malmö Ribersborg parkrun takes place at Ribersborgsstranden; a park on the waterfront overlooking the Oresund Strait and Denmark. The start is close to the Kallbadhus Pier, around 2 miles from the centre of Malmo. The walk/run from town is a very pleasant one through the Castle Gardens. Note that parkrun starts at 9.30 in Sweden.

Walk back to town via the Castle
Walk back to town via the Castle

Facilities

There are toilets in the park near the start and a cafe at the Kallbadhus nearby. There is also parking nearby. The bus (Number 7) stops right opposite the start.

Ribersborg Kallbadaus
Ribersborg Kallbadaus

Course

The course is kind of a flat Figure 8, starting in the middle, running a loop in one direction, along the lake, then a loop in the other direction and back along the lake. My Garmin turned itself off as I was walking so slowly (babysitting two sullen child which got dumped with me at the start by a random stranger – but that’s another story). Here is what my Strava segment would have looked like…

Malmo Ribersborg Strava Segment
Malmo Ribersborg Strava Segment

Terrain

The course is flat and consists of a mixture of paved and gravel paths with the start/finish on the grass.

Malmo Ribersborg parkrun
Malmo Ribersborg parkrun

Fun Factor

Malmö Ribersborg is quite small, with an average of just 47 runners per week. We ran an extra event on Swedish National Day (a Thursday), which gave runners an opportunity to cross into Denmark and run two events in two countries in 48 hours. Hence, there were plenty of British tourists, bolstering the numbers to 144 that day. The locals were heavily outnumbered by tourists, but were very welcoming. It’s a very scenic run along the lake with the waterfront and city in the background. It would have been a fun morning without aforementioned sullen children.

Swedish National Day at Ribersborg parkrun

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