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Read more › News, parkrun Hero - 6th February 2019

Volunteer Heroine: Aneria Bouwer

Aneria Bouwer was one of the first people to contact the team at Melkbosstrand parkrun saying that she would like to get involved.   Aneria started training at other parkruns and is a very valuable member of the core team. She not only helps out as volunteer co-ordinator, but also does results, helps with setting up and…

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Read more › News - 6th February 2019

Get Your Little Ones Up, Active and Outdoors with MRP Sport

From Saturday morning family parkruns, to Sunday afternoon cricket at your local park, there are so many ways to get your young ones off the couch and away from the screen.   With the right game plan, it won’t take much effort, and you’ll reap tons of benefits in the long run. Here are just…

Nottingham Road
Read more › News - 6th February 2019

parkrun profile: Nottingham Road

Nottingham Road parkrun launched in December 2017. Since then, the event in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands has been visited by over 1,400 different parkrunners. The course is often described as both “beautiful” and “challenging”.   The core volunteer team tell us more:   Why was Nottingham Road parkrun set up? We are fortunate to have access to a beautiful…

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Read more › News - 6th February 2019

Make Education accessible with Vitality MoveToGive

Discovery Vitality is giving you more great reasons to get active and head out for a fun parkrun this Saturday. When you exercise with Vitality Active Rewards, you will get a chance to help make education more accessible for South African children through Qhubeka Bicycles. Just select Vitality MoveToGive as your reward when you reach your weekly fitness goal….

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Read more › News - 23rd January 2019

A record-breaking start to the year

“New year resolution Saturday” did not disappoint us this year as the second Saturday in January was once again a record setting parkrun morning. But this year we boasted two record Saturdays, when on the 12th January over 63,000 runners and walkers participated at about 170 venues, and on the 19th over 64,000. In fact…

Fish Hoek
Read more › parkrun profile - 23rd January 2019

parkrun profile: Fish Hoek

Fish Hoek parkrun started on 21 Dec 2013. Since then, over 7,000 different parkrunners have completed the course in the Cape. Event Director Richard Healy tells us more.   How did Fish Hoek parkrun come about? I started it because I’d recently moved into Fish Hoek  and was missing my running group from Hout Bay, so…

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Read more › parkrun Hero - 23rd January 2019

Volunteer Heroine: Karen de Beer

One of our most valuable volunteers is Karen de Beer.    Karen has been volunteering since March 2016 and has volunteered on 125 different occasions.  Every week she greets the parkrunners at the entrance gate with a smile and gives a First Timers Briefing to anyone attending for the first time.    Karen is there…

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Read more › News - 23rd January 2019

The Discovery Vitality Run Series is coming back to the Western Cape

Western Cape, get ready to run! Mark your calendars for the return of the most exciting race event of the year – the Discovery Vitality Run Series. This Series includes four well-known races in the Western Cape which take place in February and March 2019.   Whether you’re an avid runner or a first-time runner,…