Read more › News - 21st February 2018

Only two Discovery Vitality Run Series races left!

  Race two of four in the Discovery Vitality Run Series took place on 10 February 2018 in Green Point with the Discovery Retro Run. Retro runners painted the town orange and earned bonus Vitality points, plus collected their second limited edition sports gear item to build their Run Series look.   You only have…

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Read more › News - 21st February 2018

Together, the MRP Group is Doing Good

This week the MRP Group launches its Together We Do Good campaign, a campaign that proudly highlights steps taken by the group to create a sustainable business. The Together We Do Good sustainability initiative is an ongoing journey that aims to build a more responsible business that cares for the communities and environment in which…

Read more › News - 6th February 2018

Volunteers brave the rain for parkruns to go ahead

Severe thunderstorms, driving rain and lightning created some early morning havoc at our Gauteng based parkruns two weeks ago. As things transpired in many cases conditions were perfect for running at 8 am when it came time to start but our event teams had to make quick decisions in the tough conditions. I have written…

Read more › News - 6th February 2018

For the love of running

Yep, parkrunners! February is the month of love… and if you’re going to spoil your significant other this month, why not skip the movie date and go for a parkrun date instead. And while you’re at it, ditch the roses and treat your main squeeze to a cool and colourful pair of Maxed running trainers…

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Read more › News - 6th February 2018

Only 3 limited edition items left to collect

The Discovery Vitality Run Series kicked off this past Saturday with the Spartan Harriers Firgrove Challenge. Over 4,000 runners filled the roads of Constantia and unlocked their first limited edition item at the finish line. Check out the race day pictures.   There are only three items left to build your Discovery Vitality Run Series…

Read more › News - 6th February 2018

parkrunner of the week Zubie Varatharajullu

Name: Jubeira (Zubie) VaratharajulluAge: 60Occupation: Debtors ControllerHome parkrun: North BeachRunning club: Crescent A/CNumber of parkruns completed: 267How has parkrun changed your running / fitness: My first parkrun was on the 3/11/2012 with 74 runners – Bruce Fordyce, Rhain, Jenna and Stefan van der Merwe and my hubby (Sagren) volunteered, parkrun gave me more fitness and…

Anita and Henri
Read more › News, Press - 6th February 2018

parkrunning for a healthier life

Henri and Anita Roux have lost a massive 110kg between them since they started parkrun less than 4 years ago.   Aged 50 and 55, both became aware that their sedentary lifestyles had caused them to pile on weight since their 30′s and they decided it was time to make a change.   Determined to…

Read more › News - 31st January 2018

Thank you to Blue Label Telecoms

After five and a half years of partnership between Blue Label Telecoms and parkrun in South Africa, we confirm that this association has come to and end.   parkrun is grateful to Blue Label Telecoms for its support all the way from parkrun being a single 5k run in Delta Park, with just 26 runners…

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Read more › News - 24th January 2018

parkrunner of the week

Name: Alan Kleu   Age: 63   Occupation: Storeman   Home parkrun: Klerksdorp   Number of parkruns: 140   How has parkrun changed your fitness: Tremendously – Because I had knee replacements on both knees and now I can complete 5km   Favourite volunteer role: Funnel Manager   Number of volunteering occasions: 117   Why should…