Read more › News - 17th April 2018

Future-proofing parkrun South Africa

I have just returned from the annual parkrun conference which, this year, was held at the Sabi River Sun in Hazyview. It was attended by 38 delegates including board members, business advisors, ambassadors, and staff of parkrun South Africa. We were also fortunate to have parkrun Global COO, Tom Williams, attend as a guest.  …

Read more › News - 4th April 2018

parkrunners keep on running through the holidays

I would like to congratulate all the parkrunners who ran the Old Mutual Two Oceans in Cape Town this weekend. It isn’t easy to sacrifice a Saturday morning parkrun for another event but when it comes to the Two Oceans half marathon and 56km ultra-marathon the sacrifice is both understandable and forgivable. Apart from those…

Read more › News - 4th April 2018

Ready. Set. Move

How does winning up to R1 000 on HealthyFood every time you shop at Pick n Pay sound? If you are on a participating Scheme administered by Discovery Health you can win by joining Vitality Move now for FREE!   Signing up is easy If you don’t already have a Pick n Pay Smart Shopper…

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Read more › News - 4th April 2018

parkrun for the little ones

Hey moms and dads…   Did you know, when your little ones get enough exercise, they pay more attention when they need to? (Homework win!) And all that activity lowers their chance of getting sick by boosting their immune system. (Fewer sick days for the win!)   Plus, getting your tiny troop to join your…

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Read more › News - 22nd March 2018

Getting healthy as a family has never been this much fun!

Vitality knows how important it is for children to develop healthy habits early on, because the habits we create in childhood are the ones we carry over to adulthood. Disney’s characters and stories help to inspire families to create memorable, magical experiences that will last a lifetime. Together, we will inspire you to make healthier…

Read more › News - 21st March 2018

#GetOutdoors, Whatever the weather

Just because the mercury’s dropping, it doesn’t mean your motivation should, too. This winter, MRP Sport’s all about getting outdoors and staying active. So, if you’ve got that goal-getting drive, MRP Sport has the layering essentials you need for those upcoming winter walks and runs.   Make it happen:   The most effective way to…

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Read more › News - 21st March 2018

Closing in on 5 million runs

Albert’s Farm parkrunner, Jim Brown, alerted me to the astonishing fact that in a few day’s time, probably Saturday 31st of this month, South African parkrunners will have totalled 5 million runs. That figure really is amazing when we consider that just 6½ years ago our total number of runs added up to 26. In…