Read more › News - 17th August 2017

parkrun comes to J-Bay

As a young teenager I always dreamt of visiting Jeffreys Bay and meeting all the legendary cool people who lived there. In the 70s it had developed an image of the hippest, coolest town in South Africa where young people lived a beautiful life and surfers hitched rides on the best waves in the world….

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Read more › News - 17th August 2017

Celebrate Women’s Month by helping to empower schoolgirls

Celebrate Women’s Month with us by helping to empower schoolgirls   This Women’s Month, we’ve partnered with Dis-Chem to empower schoolgirls and help them maintain their dignity – by providing sanitary products to girls around the country.   How you can help   When you achieve your Vitality Active Rewards goal, you will have the…

Read more › News - 17th August 2017

parkrunner of the week Johann Boonzaaier

Name:  Johann Boonzaaier   Age:  59   Occupation:  CEO of Impala Water Users Association   Home parkrun:  Pongola   Trail or Road Running?  Both   Number of parkruns completed:  60   How has parkrun changed your running / fitness?  It recreated the good days of active marathon running, exposure to a “get together” with other…

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Active tees from MRP Sport

Now that winter’s rolling out and summer’s rolling in, it’s time to trade in those longer sleeve tees with your pick of MRP Sport’s range of short sleeves tops.   Guys, team up with tees that are made to move in. MRP Sport’s range of Honeycomb Dri-Sport tees are constructed with honeycomb micro-structures that eliminate…

Read more › News - 1st August 2017

Not only for runners

I am always keen to praise our invaluable parkrun volunteers, as without them parkrun simply wouldn’t happen. This week however we would like to highlight a letter about parkrunners which brilliantly says more than any of us could say about volunteers and about how much they do for us for us but also equally brilliantly…

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Run your way to your first Discovery Vitality Run Series medal

The Discovery Vitality Run Series kicks off with the Old Eds Road Race on Sunday 06 August 2017. Get ready to take on your first race in the Series, earn bonus Vitality points and a limited edition medal.   Whether you are running the 5km, 10km or 21.1km races, you will earn a limited edition…

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Kit out the kids with MRP Sport

Hey parkrunning Moms and Dads! We know that exercise does wonders for your kid’s growing body, but don’t forget about the great things it does for their brain too! Exercise boosts brain function, improves memory, and best of all, more exercise makes kids less anxious and happier too.   It’s a no-brainer… this Saturday, it’s…

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parkrunner of the week – Ruth

Name: Ruth Age:  7Occupation: Being awesomeHome parkrun: Nahoon Point parkrun / Three Silos parkrunRunning club: Unofficial member of Easy Equities Born 2 Run Trail or Road Running? Both but mostly cross country and trail at Three SilosNumber of parkruns completed: 100    How has parkrun improved your running / fitness? PB has improved from 56:08 to 33:59   Favourite…

Tinley Manor
Read more › News - 19th July 2017

Volunteers guide us through winter

Despite the cold winter weather we are amazed to see our parkrun numbers still averaging over 30,000 participants each Saturday. To remind readers this is bigger than any road race in South Africa and unlike these other events we attract these numbers and more 52 times a year. Of course this would not be possible…

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Read more › News - 19th July 2017

parkrunner of the week Rex Gazzard

Name: Rex Gazzard Age: 66 Occupation: Retired Home parkrun: Golden Harvest Running club: Formerly RAC Trail or Road Running? Road Number of parkruns completed:  None – unable Favourite volunteer role: Timekeeper Number of volunteering occasions: 78 officially and at least another 10 unofficially (I wasn’t registered yet) Why should others volunteer at parkrun? Every person…

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