Read more › News - 18th September 2018

Take the Maxed Activewear and Footwear Survey

Nothing inspires a great parkrun or workout like activewear that looks and feels great, and fits perfectly too. And that’s exactly what Maxed’s mission is: to bring you quality fitness gear that motivates you to continually bring your best.     To ensure the Maxed range of fitness apparel and footwear ticks all the right…

Read more › News - 18th September 2018

Welcome to Vitality Active Rewards 2.0

We’re excited to announce the launch of the NEW version of Vitality Active Rewards – with NEW partners, NEW rewards and much MORE choice when it comes to rewarding you for hitting your fitness and driving goals. Download or upgrade to the latest version of the Discovery app by Friday, 5 October 2018 to earn a free play for activating.   Once you’ve downloaded the latest…

Read more › Uncategorized - 5th September 2018

Stay Hydrated with Maxed

Keeping your thirst quenched and staying hydrated is crucial to bringing your best while running. The benefits of hydration include improved energy and stamina, and a quicker recovery time after a long and demanding workout.   On shorter runs (45 minutes or shorter) you should be able to go without drinking water, but if it’s a scorcher of a day and you’ll be sweating a lot, keep taking regular sips. It’s better to take frequent sips of…

Read more › parkrun profile - 5th September 2018

parkrun profile: Kayamandi

Kayamandi parkrun launched in September 2017 in the heart of Stellenbosch. Since then, the hilly course has received praise for the great views and friendly volunteers. Co-Event Director Gugu Makhathini tells us more   How did Kayamandi parkrun come about? We decided to start Kayamandi parkrun because we realized that Kayamandi people loved running. Since most of them…

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Read more › News - 5th September 2018

Win a trip to Disneyland Paris with Discovery Vitality

In celebration of healthy, happy families, Discovery Vitality and Disney are giving you the chance to win a trip of a lifetime to Disneyland Paris. Our first trip has been won, and we will have two more trips to giveaway.   You too can stand a chance to win this amazing experience for you and…

Read more › News - 5th September 2018

parkrunners Spring into Action

All over the country parkrun SA celebrated spring with spring flowers and festive costumes. We also welcomed Drumblade parkrun to the parkrun family, when over 300 runners and walkers participating on a course that still looked decidedly wintry. The veld was brown and dead and the course was very dusty but everyone seemed to enjoy…

Read more › News - 22nd August 2018

parkrunners coming out of hibernation

We’re a week away from the 1st of September and the first day of spring and I already have a sense that parkrun South Africa is about to emerge from a long winter hibernation, and emerge excited and keen to get growing again.   Throughout winter, our numbers have stayed steady. About 35,000 parkrunners have participated…

Read more › parkrun profile - 22nd August 2018

parkrun Profile: St Francis

St Francis parkrun in the Eastern Cape has been running for over 5 years, with almost 50,000 km clocked up by parkrunners in that time. Hantie van der Westhuizen shares more about what makes this coastal golf course event special.     When was the parkrun set up? Bob Norris was looking for a venue for…