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Read more › News - 22nd March 2018

Getting healthy as a family has never been this much fun!

Vitality knows how important it is for children to develop healthy habits early on, because the habits we create in childhood are the ones we carry over to adulthood. Disney’s characters and stories help to inspire families to create memorable, magical experiences that will last a lifetime. Together, we will inspire you to make healthier…

Read more › News - 21st March 2018

#GetOutdoors, Whatever the weather

Just because the mercury’s dropping, it doesn’t mean your motivation should, too. This winter, MRP Sport’s all about getting outdoors and staying active. So, if you’ve got that goal-getting drive, MRP Sport has the layering essentials you need for those upcoming winter walks and runs.   Make it happen:   The most effective way to…

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Read more › News - 21st March 2018

Closing in on 5 million runs

Albert’s Farm parkrunner, Jim Brown, alerted me to the astonishing fact that in a few day’s time, probably Saturday 31st of this month, South African parkrunners will have totalled 5 million runs. That figure really is amazing when we consider that just 6½ years ago our total number of runs added up to 26. In…

Read more › News - 6th March 2018

Take time to smell the roses

These last two Saturdays have seen us launch two contrasting parkruns. While both are on the highveld the first is a rural, country parkrun, the second an urban City parkrun.   On the 24th of last month we started the much-anticipated Roses parkrun in the Ludwig’s Roses farm in Pretoria North. Part of the motivation…

Kumalos with Siya
Read more › News - 6th March 2018

parkrunners of the week: The Kumalo Family

Name: The Kumalo Family: Sibusiso, Nozipho, Sakhise, Siphesihle, Siyamukelo (inset)   Home parkrun: Hartenbos   Trail or Road Running? Bring it on   Number of parkruns completed: 163 amongst the family   How has parkrun changed your running / fitness? Running away from the duvet Saturday mornings and have quality time as a family.  …

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Read more › News - 6th March 2018

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 2018.   Collect the final limited edition sports gear item to complete your Discovery Vitality Run Series…

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Read more › News - 6th March 2018

Power Up Your Autumn parkruns with MRP Sport

Summer’s rolling out and winter’s rolling in… and even though the temperature’s about to start dropping, MRP Sport’s got the gear that’ll keep your motivation right up. Their newest active wardrobe essentials will see you through those autumn workouts, and right into winter.   Ladies… why not get moving in mauve. There’s nothing pale about…

Read more › News - 21st February 2018

Only two Discovery Vitality Run Series races left!

  Race two of four in the Discovery Vitality Run Series took place on 10 February 2018 in Green Point with the Discovery Retro Run. Retro runners painted the town orange and earned bonus Vitality points, plus collected their second limited edition sports gear item to build their Run Series look.   You only have…

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Read more › News - 21st February 2018

Together, the MRP Group is Doing Good

This week the MRP Group launches its Together We Do Good campaign, a campaign that proudly highlights steps taken by the group to create a sustainable business. The Together We Do Good sustainability initiative is an ongoing journey that aims to build a more responsible business that cares for the communities and environment in which…

Read more › News - 6th February 2018

Volunteers brave the rain for parkruns to go ahead

Severe thunderstorms, driving rain and lightning created some early morning havoc at our Gauteng based parkruns two weeks ago. As things transpired in many cases conditions were perfect for running at 8 am when it came time to start but our event teams had to make quick decisions in the tough conditions. I have written…

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