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Read more › parkrun profile - 14th November 2019

parkrun profile: Umdoni

Umdoni parkrun on the KwaZulu-Natal coast launched on 8 October 2016. Since then over 5,500 different parkrunners have completed the course. Co-Event Director Gail Keevy tells us more:   How did Umdoni parkrun come about? I and my husband Mike started participating in parkrun at Ebotse in 2014. We then moved onto Boksburg when it started and…

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Read more › parkrun profile - 7th November 2019

parkrun profile: Rose, Lenasia

Rose parkrun, Lenasia joined the parkrun family in October 2018. Since then over 1,600 parkrunners have completed the two lap course in South Johannesburg. The core team tell us more:   How did Rose parkrun come about?  Rose parkrun hosted its first parkrun on 20th October 2018. We (myself and Imtiaz Sattar) realised a gap in the community after we noticed…

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Read more › parkrun profile - 31st October 2019

parkrun profile: Bronberrik

This week’s parkrun profile takes us to Bronberrik parkrun in Centurion. Lucy Erasmus tells us more about the event   How did you get involved with parkrun? I started my parkrun journey at Voortrekker Monument because I felt I did not have anything in common with my husband and daughter who are very good athletes. They…

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Read more › News - 31st October 2019

Dedicated to volunteering

After completing 249 parkruns, André Labuschagne (pictured on the right, above) made an interesting decision.   He chose not to run his 250th parkrun but to instead embrace the parkrun community and to volunteer as Run Director at Delta because, in his words, “introducing more people to parkrun is a far more lofty pursuit than qualifying for…

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Read more › News - 29th October 2019

Shop your faves with the MRP App

Seen a pair of trainers that you just have got to have? How about a stylish pair of leggings, or even a water bottle that you need in your life? Make it yours – or snap up the next best thing – with the MRP app’s Snap to Shop feature.   Take a pic of any active or…

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Read more › News - 24th October 2019

parkrun Germany is growing!

Almost two years have passed since the first parkrun events were launched in Germany. We hope that by the end of the year the number of parkrun events in Germany will increase to 30!   Since 2017, thousands of people have attended parkrun events across the country. For many people this has been the first step…

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Read more › parkrun profile - 24th October 2019

parkrun profile: Ernest Ullmann

Ernest Ullmann parkrun in Northern Johannesburg has recently passed the 100 parkrun milestone. Event Director Alexandra Barbosa tells us more…   When was Ernest Ullmann parkrun set up?  Our first event was on 19 August 2017. Friends of Sandspruit (an NPC solely dependent on donations) who care for & maintain the park and along the river asked parkrun…