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Read more › News - 12th December 2018

2018 a huge success for parkrun South Africa

This is the last newsletter of the year and so I would like to thank everyone for helping to make 2018 such an exciting year for parkrun SA. The bare facts are that we opened 50 new events in the year bringing our total number of Southern African parkruns to 178. There were 2,150,000 runs…

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Read more › News - 12th December 2018

Your fitness and driving can support mental health for children and adolescents

Mental health in children and adolescents is as important as physical health – and at Discovery Vitality, we believe that all children deserve adequate treatment for mental health conditions.   Until 18 December, you can help support underprivileged children and adolescents with mental health conditions by getting active and driving well with Discovery Vitality. Reach…

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Stay Active this Festive Season with MRP Sport

It might be the season to get festive, but MRP Sport continues to bring you everything you need to stay active with their selection of gifts and goodies made for those who love to move.   Stuck for gift ideas? Head to your nearest MRP Sport, or check out – this is where you’ll…

Read more › News - 27th November 2018

V is for Vrede

Last Saturday we attended the very successful launch of Vrede parkrun, the newest member of our parkrun family. With the assistance of Brenda Casey (Free State Ambassador) and Fadeela Omar, Event director, Zurike Portwig and her team have created a lovely out-and-back course along the Vrede golf course.   164 participants enjoyed the first event…

Read more › News - 27th November 2018

Volunteer Hero: Mark Laird

We have been truly blessed with our volunteers, and they have been absolutely amazing over the last few weeks as we have been finding our feet. Not only have they become “regulars”, who have put their hands up week after week to ensure that our core positions are always filled, but also each and every…

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Read more › News - 27th November 2018

The Discovery Retro Run is back – enter now!

The Discovery Retro Run is back!   Find out more and enter now at

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Read more › News - 27th November 2018

After-parkrun Fun!

Weekends equal two things: parkrun on Saturday mornings, and weekend fun to follow! And with MRP Sport’s crazy-cool and colourful collection of gifts and games, your fun and games are sorted. Whether you’re gearing up for upcoming weekends, or stocking up for those festive season stocking stuffers, MRP Sport’s got your back with great gift…

Read more › News - 14th November 2018

Bring on Black Friday at MRP Sport

The countdown to 23/11 has begun!   MRP Sport has a whole host of hot! hot! hot! Black Friday deals lined up, with epic, Black Friday Only saves on a range of active gear. Keep your eyes peeled for winning savings on everything from fitness apparel and running shoes, to weight training and gym gear…

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Read more › News - 13th November 2018

Seventh Heaven for parkrun SA

On Saturday parkrun South Africa celebrated its 7th birthday and parkruns all around the country marked the occasion with celebrations and applause.   At Delta Park, where it all began, there was an extra special celebration where our sponsors, Vitality set up a Vitality Open gym for parkrunners to enjoy and a brass band played…

Read more › News - 13th November 2018

Getting South Africa healthier and driving better with the Vitality Open

Discovery Vitality: Have you joined us on our journey to get South Africa healthier and driving better with the Vitality Open? There are only a few weeks left to stand a chance of winning prizes for LIFE. Download the Discovery app to get started.   Track your fitness and drive goal each week to get rewarded and…

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