News - 13th June 2018

Celebrating five magical years with Discovery Vitality

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This June marks the fifth year of Discovery Vitality’s parkrun sponsorship. That’s five years of helping Vitality members become more youthful through healthier living.


It’s no wonder that parkruns have increased in popularity since 2013. Take a look at these incredible numbers from 2017:


  • 2017′s last count showed us that 227,345 people signed up to get active outdoors, participating in parkruns across the country.
  • 72,664 parkrunners linked their profiles to Discovery Vitality – a major growth from 2013′s 7,592 parkrunners.
  • parkrunners across South Africa ran an amazing 9,016,565 km collectively, of that  4,029,590 km were run by participants linked to Discovery Vitality.
  • Holding the global record for the most amount of parkrunners at an event is the North Beach parkrun in Durban which was held on 20 January 2018 with a whopping 2,527 participants.


We are proud to be parkrun’s headline sponsor and will be celebrating five years of helping Vitality members get healthy and active this Saturday, 16 June at Delta parkrun. If you are in the area, be sure to come celebrate with us.


Link your parkrun profile and earn Vitality points


Make sure that you have successfully linked your parkrun profile with your Discovery Vitality profile so that you don’t miss out on earning fitness points. If you haven’t yet, link your profile by following this simple step-by-step guide to help you get started.


Remember: You’ll earn your Vitality points if you register, link your parkrun profile with Discovery Vitality and scan your unique barcode at the finish line after every run. Vitality points will take up to four days to reflect on your Vitality Points Monitor and your Discovery app.

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