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Read more › News - 15th May 2018

Four parkruns launched in two weekends

Most parkrunners took the news about our problem with milestone shirts quite stoically and I would like to thank the many who offered advice and encouragement. There were however a handful who didn’t understand my message and for that I apologise. My message did not herald the end of the milestone T shirts. It merely…

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Read more › News - 15th May 2018

MoveToGive to get #1000GirlsOnBikes and change lives forever

This month, together with Team Dimension Data and Qhubeka, we’re giving you another reason get active to achieve your Vitality Active Rewards goals. Empower girls with our latest MoveToGive initiative and help get #1000GirlsOnBikes.   Let’s change 1,000 girls’ lives forever   From now until Sunday, 27 May 2018, you will have an additional weekly…

MRPSport
Read more › News - 15th May 2018

The Best Run For Your Money

Want to get a better run for your bucks? Don’t sweat it, that’s where MRP Sport’s range of Maxed trainers steps in.   Maxed is all about encouraging you to keep beating your best without breaking the bank. Check out our men’s and ladies running trainers for R299,99. Featuring a breathable upper, a flexible sole…

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Read more › News - 15th May 2018

parkrun profile: Uvongo

Uvongo parkrun in Margate, KZN, is among the oldest of the South African parkruns, with the inaugural event held on 11 May 2013. The attendance that day was just 26 parkrunners. Of those 26, over half have gone on to reach the 100 parkrun milestone.   Now attracting hundreds of parkrunners each week, with a record field…

Vaal Marina
Read more › News - 2nd May 2018

The future of milestone t-shirts in South Africa

It has become something of a tradition now at parkrun South Africa to celebrate Freedom Day by running some parkrun freedom runs. The idea was first mooted and planned 4 years ago by Staci Katsivalis and Francis Rogan. Their idea was to run a series of freedom runs with carefully staggered starting times so that…

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Read more › News - 2nd May 2018

Jump, skip, run, hop your way to a magical world of superheroes

If you aren’t a part of the magic yet, then its time you get active and join Discovery Vitality and Disney as we take you on magical journey. You could stand a chance to experience a summer of superheroes as you take a once in a lifetime trip to Disneyland Paris. This is just one…

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Read more › News - 2nd May 2018

For Mom’s Outdoor Moments

May is Mom’s month, and this month, MRP Sport is celebrating all the Moms who are movers and adventurer-makers! Whether she’s all about getting outdoors for a parkrun, or heading out for a hike, MRP Sport is all about the Mamas who love to #GetOutdoors.   We all know being a Mom’s no mean feat,…

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Read more › News - 17th April 2018

Keep Exploring, Whatever the Weather

From parkruns and park ambles to scenic hikes and climbs, there’s nothing better than an endorphin-pumping outdoor workout. But with outdoor scenery comes outdoor elements, and when it comes to the weather, you can never be too prepared.   Luckily, Maxed Terrain’s got you covered. The Maxed Terrain range of Soft Shell jackets is designed…

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Read more › News - 17th April 2018

Vitality has the right fitness device for you…

Vitality Active Rewards wants to make your parkrun events count for more points. You’ve been setting your running goals, achieving them and working your way towards better health and exciting rewards. We’d like to introduce to you the Device Booster AND we will help you fund it.   With Device Booster you can get a…

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Read more › News - 17th April 2018

Future-proofing parkrun South Africa

I have just returned from the annual parkrun conference which, this year, was held at the Sabi River Sun in Hazyview. It was attended by 38 delegates including board members, business advisors, ambassadors, and staff of parkrun South Africa. We were also fortunate to have parkrun Global COO, Tom Williams, attend as a guest.  …

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