Read more › News - 14th December 2017

My heartfelt thanks

To all parkrun teams, volunteers, and ambassadors, this is just a short message to thank you for your amazing contribution to parkrun this last year. Words cannot sufficiently illustrate how overwhelmed I am about the magic that has happened in parkrun SA this year.   The bare facts are that our total registrations have grown…

Read more › News - 7th December 2017

A record-breaking year

Unfortunately and happily, only very occasionally, parkrun Event Directors sometimes have to decide to cancel parkruns at the 11th hour.   This happened at a couple of parkruns two weeks ago when severe and dangerous electrical storms forced the hands of our ED’s and parkruns were cancelled as parkrunners were lining up and indeed, in…

Read more › News - 7th December 2017

Run in the sun

The days are a little longer and the runs are definitely a little hotter, but don’t let the heat stop you from taking on those summer parkruns! MRP Sport has the coolest range of fitness accessories, perfect to keep you cool and comfy throughout those runs in the sun.   Visors and caps: These are…

Read more › News - 7th December 2017

Vitality rates and points updates for 2018

The Vitality health programme encourages and rewards you for living well. Stay up to date with all the exciting new updates for next year. Click here to find out more about your rates for next year and new ways you can earn points.  

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Read more › News - 22nd November 2017

parkrunner of the week Jakob Burger

Name: Jakob Burger   Age: 70   Occupation: Retired   Home parkrun: Hartenbos   Number of parkruns completed:  72   How has parkrun changed your running / fitness? Starting with parkrun was the first time in my life I did any sporting activity. It significantly improved my breathing in spite of previous lung damage. parkrun became a MUST on my…

Read more › News - 22nd November 2017

Bring On Black Friday!

The countdown to MRP Sport’s biggest and most adrenaline-pumping day of the year has begun, and with just two days to go, it’s time to start working on those wish lists.     What’s in store this Black Friday at MRP Sport? Get set for ‘Bucks Off’ deals with super-savings on gear and tech. ‘Take…

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Read more › News - 22nd November 2017

Renew for 2018 with Team Vitality

Renewals and activations for 2018 are now open.   We had an amazing year with you painting the roads and trails around South Africa orange. We hope that you enjoyed our exclusive Team Vitality hospitality at races as much as we enjoyed seeing you there. Thank you for helping make Team Vitality the biggest running…

delta 6th
Read more › News - 22nd November 2017

40,000 parkrunners every week

On Saturday 11th November parkrun South Africa celebrated its 6th birthday and the 6th birthday of Delta Park parkrun. It was a very special occasion in so many ways. First of all we were delighted to welcome special guests and parkrun founders, Paul and Joanne Sinton-Hewitt to the birthday celebrations. Paul started parkrun in the…

Read more › News - 8th November 2017

parkrun SA turns 6!

The exciting news this week is that parkrun founder, Paul Sinton-Hewitt C.B.E. will be visiting South Africa this weekend. For those who don’t know Paul’s history; Paul created parkrun.   He founded the first parkrun in London’s Bushy Park just over 13 years ago. There were 13 runners, and Paul didn’t even run. He was…

Martin Bok
Read more › News - 8th November 2017

parkrunner of the week Martin Bok

Name: Martin Bok   Age: 45   Occupation: Senior Planner   Home parkrun: Kimberley   Running club: Vodacom Kimberley Road Runners   Trail or Road Running? Both   Number of parkruns completed: 72   How has parkrun changed your running / fitness? I was not a runner at all but rather a soccer player until February 2010,…

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