Robertson parkrun #event 22 - 13 Oct 2018
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Volunteer Heroine: Marilé Van Schalkwyk

One of our most valuable volunteers is Marilé Van Schalkwyk. She would always rather volunteer and not complete the parkrun herself. She has only completed the course once here and has volunteered 33 times! We started our parkrun on 12 May 2018 and she prepared 25 direction arrows, 4 distance boards as well as 4 motivation boards…

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parkrun profile: Winterton

Winterton parkrun launched in late November 2016. Since then the event, on the edge of the Drakensberg mountains, has attracted thousands of parkrunners. Event Director, Ezmarie Neethling tells us more.   How did Winterton parkrun come about? Me and a friend started talking about parkrun during our early morning runs.  It took us a year…

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Your fitness and driving can support mental health for children and adolescents

Mental health in children and adolescents is as important as physical health – and at Discovery Vitality, we believe that all children deserve adequate treatment for mental health conditions.   Until 18 December, you can help support underprivileged children and adolescents with mental health conditions by getting active and driving well with Discovery Vitality. Reach…

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Stay Active this Festive Season with MRP Sport

It might be the season to get festive, but MRP Sport continues to bring you everything you need to stay active with their selection of gifts and goodies made for those who love to move.   Stuck for gift ideas? Head to your nearest MRP Sport, or check out – this is where you’ll…

Read more › News - 27th November 2018

V is for Vrede

Last Saturday we attended the very successful launch of Vrede parkrun, the newest member of our parkrun family. With the assistance of Brenda Casey (Free State Ambassador) and Fadeela Omar, Event director, Zurike Portwig and her team have created a lovely out-and-back course along the Vrede golf course.   164 participants enjoyed the first event…

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Volunteer Hero: Mark Laird

We have been truly blessed with our volunteers, and they have been absolutely amazing over the last few weeks as we have been finding our feet. Not only have they become “regulars”, who have put their hands up week after week to ensure that our core positions are always filled, but also each and every…

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parkrun profile: Stutterheim

When was Stutterheim parkrun set up? Stutterheim parkrun was started on 1 November 2014 and was the 42nd event in South Africa!   How did it come about? Event Director, Linda Lanz was initially introduced to parkrun by her son at Root 44 in December 2013. In April 2014 her daughter registered her for her first official…

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The Discovery Retro Run is back – enter now!

The Discovery Retro Run is back!   Find out more and enter now at

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Read more › News - 27th November 2018

After-parkrun Fun!

Weekends equal two things: parkrun on Saturday mornings, and weekend fun to follow! And with MRP Sport’s crazy-cool and colourful collection of gifts and games, your fun and games are sorted. Whether you’re gearing up for upcoming weekends, or stocking up for those festive season stocking stuffers, MRP Sport’s got your back with great gift…