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Read more › News - 20th March 2019

Japan to be 21st parkrun country

Autumn is upon us and for many of us, this season is our favourite time of the year to run. Autumn is often right in the “Goldilocks zone”. It’s not too hot and not too cold.   The arrival of Autumn has reminded me that some parkruns will be changing their seasonal starting times at…

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Read more › News - 20th March 2019

Brave the Winter Elements with MRP Sport

Why let the weather call the shots? Head out as planned, no matter the wintry and wet conditions outside. MRP Sport’s snug selection of puffer and Water Repel jackets feature just what you need to keep the brrrrs at bay while you’re outdoors this nippy season.   What’s winter without a go-to puffer jacket? It’s…

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Read more › News - 20th March 2019

The Discovery 947 Rhythm Run is back – Get your entries now

Enter the Discovery 947 Rhythm Run now   Are you ready to #RuleTheRaceTrack? We are bringing the rhythm back this autumn, with the coolest run in Joburg, the Discovery 947 Rhythm Run! It’s a great way to deepen your commitment to those 2019 fitness goals, plus you get bonus Vitality fitness points for completing your…

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Read more › News - 6th March 2019

Gauteng joins the 50 club

There was a sea of red at the Poplar Street parkrun launch last Saturday. No, It was not a belated Christmas celebration, but rather a celebration of the fact that Poplar Street parkrun is our 50th Gauteng based parkrun. Fittingly many of the participants wore the red of our 50 milestone shirt to mark the…

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

parkrunner of the week: Theopetra Nokubonga Mashaba

Name: Theopetra Nokubonga Mashaba   Age: 23   Home parkrun: Nkomazi   Occupation: Peer Counsellor   Number of runs: 23   Number of times volunteered: 18   How has parkrun changed your running? parkrun changed my way of viewing  things when it comes to running. Now I am training  hard to reach the target I have set for myself….

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Read more › News - 6th March 2019

Screens off, parkrun on!

Get your little ones out of the house bright and early this Saturday in time for parkrun. Not only will it get them up and out into the fresh air, it’ll start your family’s weekend off on an energised and feel-good note.   Need the kit? MRP Sport’s range of Maxed gear is where it’s…

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Read more › News - 6th March 2019

Discovery Vitality Run Series: your LAST chance to enter!

Three races down and only one left to go. If you haven’t entered the Discovery Vitality Run Series in the Western Cape yet, now is your chance. The Series ends with the Tyger Run on Wednesday, 21 March 2019.   Collect the final limited edition medal to complete your Discovery Vitality Run Series set. Remember…

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Read more › News - 28th February 2019

The same, but a little different

Dr Ollie Hart is a parkrun Ambassador for Health & Wellbeing, and recently he visited South Africa on holiday. Like many people, he couldn’t resist the opportunity for some international parkrun tourism, and he tells us about his experience.   South Africa is a wild and beautiful country with many delights. But I was especially…

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Read more › News - 21st February 2019

One million and counting

So Ruan Spies (A5447962) from Stellenbosch became our one millionth registered South African parkrunner. Congratulations Ruan, and thanks for running at Root 44 parkrun and joining the celebrations!   Of course it’s business as usual at parkrun SA and after a brief pause to celebrate our wonderful milestone we are busy, busy, busy starting new…

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Read more › News - 20th February 2019

MRP Sport’s Kitting Out Tomorrow’s Legends

Every sporting hero started somewhere: with an awkward dribble on the soccer field or that first clumsy pass of the rugby ball – the sporting legends we all know were once beginners. As Alan Armstrong famously said, “Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months, years they…

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