The events include running, walking, Norwegian food, and entertainment. The Norwegian Festival and associated runs, Grete’s Great Gallop, the Norway Run and Troll Stroll takes place for the 16th time in New York’s Central Park on October 2nd.
Norwegian Festival Runs
Norway Run: 1.7M • 8:15 a.m.
Grete’s Great Gallop: 13.1M • 9:00 a.m.
Troll Stroll: ages 2-12 • 10:30 a.m.
Go to www.nyrr.org for registrations
Norwegian Festival Activities, 8 am – 12 noon
The annual Norwegian Festival has become a great celebration of Norwegian lifestyle and traditions engaging both kids and families in the festival area in Central Park, New York. This year, the Norwegian superstars in Madcon will perform as one of many highlights of the festival.
Salmon with The Flying Culinary Circus
Cooking classes for kids and parents with the Flying Culinary Circus
Learn to cook a delicious, nutritional salmon in seconds with the entertaining chef’s in the Flying Culinary Circus.
Win Dinner at Aquavit Restaurant
Guess winning race times and win a dinner for two at Aquavit restaurant in New York courtesy of Salmon-in-seconds.
Visit Norway Sweepstake
If you are the lucky winner, you and a companion will receive economy roundtrip tickets with Icelandair from New York (JFK), Boston or Seattle to Stavanger; located on Norway's beautiful West Coast ,and a natural gateway to the Fjords. Included in the prize is for 2 people to run the Stavanger Marathon on August, 2011. Stay three nights at one of Europe's leading hotel group's flagship hotels: RadissonBLU. You will also get to experience a beautiful fjord cruise, courtesy of Region Stavanger. www.visitnorway.com/us
Don’t miss the delicious waffles courtesy of the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in New York.
Fairytales with Stine & Anita. The storytelling duo presents tales from different cultures, or from indigenous people all over the world, through singing, traditional joiking, music and instruments. The performance is highly interactive, educational and fun for kids.
Norwegian artesian water from VOSS
Voss provides samples of pure artesian water from Norway
Moods of Norway
The designers in Moods of Norway are present to show how fun and stylish the Norwegian countryside and mountain peaks can be.
Madcon will be performing on the main stage.