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3rd-anniversary
Read more › News - 21st January 2020

parkrun profile: KwaMashu

KwaMashu parkrun in KZN launched on 14 January 2017. In the first three years, parkrunners covered over 39,000km on the course. Co-Event Director Sihle Nala tells us more:   How did KwaMashu parkrun come about? The parkrun was set up by some KwaMashu community members that loved running; they did this with the help of Dr…

Mallick
Read more › News - 21st January 2020

Family bonding at parkrun

parkrun is a family event for the Mallick family, who were quick to embrace parkrun soon after events first launched in Cape Town in 2013.   Faldiela and Monieb have 10 children. With only four of the children still living in the family home, it is not easy getting them all to the same parkrun event.   On 11…

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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…

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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,…

fishhoek
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…

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Read more › News - 27th December 2019

The 2019 parkrun year in review

As 2019 draws to a close, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE reflects on what has been another huge twelve months for our movement.    It’s been a year of significant milestones. We welcomed 374 new parkrun events to the family, bringing the total number of parkrun events around the world to 2,078, and in July we saw…

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Read more › News - 17th December 2019

An invitation to Christmas Day parkrun

Traditionally, Christmas is a time when people come together to spend time with friends and family. Sadly, we know that too many people will spend the festive period alone this year.   parkrun has always been about community and bringing together people from all walks of life, and at this time of year, we all have…

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Read more › News - 11th December 2019

10 ways to rediscover your parkrun mojo

Whether you are new to parkrun, or you’ve been parkrunning for years, it’s only natural from time-to-time to find yourself in a bit of a parkrunning slump.   Are you struggling for motivation? Have your times plateaued? Tempted by the snooze button? Looking for some inspiration?   Here are 10 ways you can rediscover your parkrun mojo!  …

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Read more › News - 11th December 2019

parkrun Founder wins prestigious Albert Medal

parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE is honoured with the Royal Society of the Arts’ prestigious Albert Medal.   Awarded each year for innovation in the fields of creativity, commerce and social improvement, Paul received the incredible accolade for building a global participation movement.   Presenting the award, RSA Chief Executive Matthew Taylor praised Paul and…

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