Read more › News - 10th July 2019

parkrun has big plans for the future

“We will never again be as small as we are today” were the stirring words of parkrun Global CEO, Nick Pearson at the conclusion of the parkrun UK conference.   It was a momentous statement and reiterated that fact that parkrun continues to grow at a phenomenal rate and that at almost 15 years old we…

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parkrun profile: Ashburton

Ashburton parkrun near Pietermaritzburg launched in June 2018, and since then has seen parkrunners complete more than 50,000km. More than enough to run from the parkun to the equator, round the world and back! Event Director Mark Mann tells us more:   How did Ashburton parkrun come about? In September 2017, I  was sitting having…

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Under 18s take over at Meyerton parkrun

What happens when you take two really good ideas and put them together? Meyerton parkrun found out!   Idea #1 – A parkrun managed by under 18 volunteers only (with the necessary supervision by over 18’s where required) Idea #2 – Celebrating World Play Day: “A day when generations spend time together doing what they want…

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The MRP App’s Where It’s At

You never know when a moment of motivation might strike, and in that moment (when you need a new pair of running shoes, a hydration pack or a new pair of tights) you’ll want an app that can make it happen on-the-go… that’s where the MRP app comes in! No matter where you are or…

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Get your family moving with Vitality and The Lion King

It’s time. To get your family moving under the African sun. To make healthy living part of your circle of life. Start by taking your pride for a parkrun and you could win the lion’s share of R25,000 in prizes with Vitality and Disney’s The Lion King.   Find out more here.    

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Read more › News - 27th June 2019

Help others with Vitality MoveToGive

Temperatures across South Africa have plummeted in the past week, so heading to a parkrun or myrun this weekend will certainly warm you up. Not only that, you can also warm the hearts of thousands of young girls across the country who need YOUR help.   Through Vitality MoveToGive, you can help those in need whenever…

Read more › News - 26th June 2019

Volunteers keep us running all winter

The first winter cold snap hit the Western Cape last Saturday and it looks as if another is about to arrive in parts of South Africa this weekend. After warm and balmy weather in May and early June, winter has finally arrived.   Despite this we still had runners and walkers attending parkruns all over…

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parkrun profile: Port Alfred

Since Port Alfred parkrun launched in December 2017, the course has been completed more than 13,000 times. Event Director Martin Neethling tells us more:   “If you build it they will come!” It was true for Field of Dreams, and it certainly became true for the Port Alfred parkrun! All it took was a few social media…