Read more › parkrun profile - 16th January 2020

parkrun profile: Komani

Komani parkrun in the Eastern Cape started on 21 October 2017 at the Queenstown Golf Club.   Over 2,200 parkrunners have since completed the course. The core team tell us more…   How did Komani parkrun come about? The need for an event, where the community could enjoy and be involved, made Theo Ferreira apply for…

Read more › News - 13th January 2020

Five mental tricks for your next parkrun

Five kilometres. 5,000 metres. 500,000 centimetres. 5,000,000 millimetres. 3.1 miles. However you think of it, parkrun is the same distance every week.   However, some weeks it can feel a lot, lot longer!   Here are five mental tricks you can use to make your weekly parkrun feel like a walk, jog or run in the…

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Read more › News - 9th January 2020

Inspiring older people

Elderly people can become invisible in society. We work forty years or more. Some of us are married even longer. Our friends and family of years standing have passed away or have moved on and we find ourselves rather isolated in alone-ness.   But – volunteering at a parkrun changes all that.   When marshaling…

Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

10 reasons to try your first parkrun

parkrun has grown from one event in a park to a global movement of millions of people walking, jogging, running and volunteering across 21 countries.   But parkrun is so much more than a walk, jog or run in a park!   If you or someone you know is yet to come along for the first time,…

Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

Fish Hoek parkrun turns 6

Fish Hoek parkrun in Cape Town celebrated their 6th anniversary in December, and they pulled out all the stops to celebrate. Brigitte Horne tells us more:   We had the most amazing birthday bash on 21 December 2019 for our 6th anniversary of Fish Hoek parkrun. The planning to make this an extraordinary day had started a…

Read more › parkrun profile - 2nd January 2020

parkrun profile: Mitchells Plain

Mitchells Plain parkrun in Cape Town launched in December 2016. In the first three years, it has seen over 3,500 different runners complete the course. Event Director Fagmidah Eksteen tells us more.   How did Mitchells Plain parkrun come about? Wisaal Osman and her husband Junaid Francis were the ones responsible for getting this parkrun off…