Löparakademin and Kistaloppet

Vandad Assadi and John Laselle, founders of the initiative

“As the founders of Löparakademin, Kista is a very special place for us because we were both raised here. We decided to start Kistaloppet as a way of giving back to the community and to help encourage kids and teens to lead healthy lives. This year is Kistaloppet’s 13th year, and we are incredibly proud of the tens of thousands of kids and teens from the area who came to participate!”
Vandad Assadi

“Experiencing the joy and energy of Kistaloppet year after year feels incredible. And it is so much more than just the largest sporting event in the Järva area – it’s also a community celebration, a day for families and a run that unites us all.”
John Laselle