Refugees in Sweden are being helped to integrate thanks to a charity that organizes runs

This article titled “Running Free: the Swedish running club that’s helping refugees build new lives” was written by Rob Kemp, for theguardian.com on Tuesday 15th March 2016 12.13 UTC

“We have around 40 regular runners,” explains Martin Machnow, running coach and press officer for the Hej Främling! (Hello Stranger!) project in Östersund, Sweden. “One day in late summer, we were up to 60 runners, but that was an exception.”

The numbers may not sound too impressive when compared with many UK clubs or weekly parkrun groups. But then Hej Främling! really isn’t like most running clubs.

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