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Louis Trichardt
Read more › News - 21st February 2019

One million and counting

So Ruan Spies (A5447962) from Stellenbosch became our one millionth registered South African parkrunner. Congratulations Ruan, and thanks for running at Root 44 parkrun and joining the celebrations!   Of course it’s business as usual at parkrun SA and after a brief pause to celebrate our wonderful milestone we are busy, busy, busy starting new…

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Read more › News - 20th February 2019

MRP Sport’s Kitting Out Tomorrow’s Legends

Every sporting hero started somewhere: with an awkward dribble on the soccer field or that first clumsy pass of the rugby ball – the sporting legends we all know were once beginners. As Alan Armstrong famously said, “Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months, years they…

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Read more › News - 20th February 2019

Healthy, happy Vitality families stand a chance to win a trip to Disneyland® Paris

Another magical family trip to Disneyland® Paris is up for grabs for a healthy, happy Vitality family.   There are also five LIFE-SIZE Mickey Mouse & Friends plush toys up for grabs.   All you need to do before 31 March 2019, is complete one parkrun as a family and make sure your family’s health…

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Read more › News - 8th February 2019

February Volunteer Update 2019

Welcome to this month’s volunteer update. Here is some of the key information for the coming period:   1. Important changes to event email accounts. 2. Embedding photographs in event news items. 3. Press and media. 4. Social media. 5. Recruiting volunteers. 6. Cancelling events. 7. Tail walkers. 8. Printed barcodes only.     1….

Graaff Reinet
Read more › News - 6th February 2019

One in a Million

If ever proof were needed that parkrun really can make a difference in a community the launch of Mountain Drive parkrun in Graaff Reinet last Saturday provided it. With close to 300 registrations the enthusiasm for parkrun was obvious on the Saturday morning when dozens of excited first timers and volunteers arrived to run the…

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Read more › News, parkrun Hero - 6th February 2019

Volunteer Heroine: Aneria Bouwer

Aneria Bouwer was one of the first people to contact the team at Melkbosstrand parkrun saying that she would like to get involved.   Aneria started training at other parkruns and is a very valuable member of the core team. She not only helps out as volunteer co-ordinator, but also does results, helps with setting up and…

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Read more › News - 6th February 2019

Get Your Little Ones Up, Active and Outdoors with MRP Sport

From Saturday morning family parkruns, to Sunday afternoon cricket at your local park, there are so many ways to get your young ones off the couch and away from the screen.   With the right game plan, it won’t take much effort, and you’ll reap tons of benefits in the long run. Here are just…

Nottingham Road
Read more › News - 6th February 2019

parkrun profile: Nottingham Road

Nottingham Road parkrun launched in December 2017. Since then, the event in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands has been visited by over 1,400 different parkrunners. The course is often described as both “beautiful” and “challenging”.   The core volunteer team tell us more:   Why was Nottingham Road parkrun set up? We are fortunate to have access to a beautiful…

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Read more › News - 6th February 2019

Make Education accessible with Vitality MoveToGive

Discovery Vitality is giving you more great reasons to get active and head out for a fun parkrun this Saturday. When you exercise with Vitality Active Rewards, you will get a chance to help make education more accessible for South African children through Qhubeka Bicycles. Just select Vitality MoveToGive as your reward when you reach your weekly fitness goal….

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Read more › News - 23rd January 2019

A record-breaking start to the year

“New year resolution Saturday” did not disappoint us this year as the second Saturday in January was once again a record setting parkrun morning. But this year we boasted two record Saturdays, when on the 12th January over 63,000 runners and walkers participated at about 170 venues, and on the 19th over 64,000. In fact…

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