The Public Health Run

The Minister in Health and the Interior initiated the Public Health Run in 2004 and since then, the run has been every year.


The Public Health Run was for the first time in 2004. The response was very good and the event worked out well, and it was decided, that the event would re-occur every year. Many thousands of people participated in the Public Health Run these years.

The purpose

The Public Health Run is a part of the work presented by the Minister in Health to improve the public health in the Faroes. The purpose with the Public Health Run is not to function as a competition, but to give everyone young and elderly a pleasant and active time. It is of course up to each individual if he or she wants to run or walk the stretch, because the most important aspect is to be a part of it.