Read more › News - 21st November 2019

Making this a beautiful world

What does it mean to thrive? How does it feel when you are thriving? I felt this on Saturday 9 November. I set off early to volunteer at the Delta parkrun.   It was not a very onerous task. I was one of the early morning car marshals channelling cars into tight squeezes in the car…

Read more › News, parkrun profile - 21st November 2019

parkrun profile: Laudium

Laudium parkrun in Tshwane recently celebrated its 5th birthday, and is fast approaching 25,000 completed parkruns. The core team tell us more:   When was Laudium parkrun set up? The first parkrun in Laudium took place on 18 October 2014 at the Laudium Stadium, and was the second parkrun to be  launched in the City of Tshwane….

Read more › News - 19th November 2019

Shop MRP Sport’s colourful collection

Step up your active game with MRP Sport’s colourful collection of active essentials.   If you’re just getting started with something as gentle as walking, track those steps with our pick of entry-level and wallet-friendly pedometers. Or if you’re all about upping working up a sweat, your best bet for staying hydrated: MRP Sport’s stainless…

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Read more › News - 14th November 2019

Three generations of volunteers

The Labuschagne family (Johan, Tania and Tihan) started their volunteering journey during 2015 – Tihan was only 5 years of age at the time.   Johan is a regular Run Director while his wife Tania frequently helps as Timekeeper or Marshal. Tihan is a regular Marshal and also helps with token sorting as well as…

Read more › News - 31st October 2019

Dedicated to volunteering

After completing 249 parkruns, André Labuschagne (pictured on the right, above) made an interesting decision.   He chose not to run his 250th parkrun but to instead embrace the parkrun community and to volunteer as Run Director at Delta because, in his words, “introducing more people to parkrun is a far more lofty pursuit than qualifying for…

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Read more › News - 29th October 2019

Shop your faves with the MRP App

Seen a pair of trainers that you just have got to have? How about a stylish pair of leggings, or even a water bottle that you need in your life? Make it yours – or snap up the next best thing – with the MRP app’s Snap to Shop feature.   Take a pic of any active or…

Read more › News - 24th October 2019

parkrun Germany is growing!

Almost two years have passed since the first parkrun events were launched in Germany. We hope that by the end of the year the number of parkrun events in Germany will increase to 30!   Since 2017, thousands of people have attended parkrun events across the country. For many people this has been the first step…

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Read more › News - 22nd October 2019

Join Team Vitality for 2020

You can now join Team Vitality for 2020 and start enjoying all the perks of SA’s biggest running club today. That’s October, November AND December for FREE.   Plus, if you join Team Vitality today, you’ll also get a 20% discount from Sunglass Hut to hit the outdoors in style (T&Cs apply).   Next year promises to be a…

Read more › News - 17th October 2019

parkrunning for better mental health

In South Africa, October has been declared Mental Health Awareness month. Kip Norman of Roodepoort parkrun is nearing the age of 60 and over half a lifetime ago, he was diagnosed with PTSD and depression. Unknowingly, the condition was kept more or less in check before diagnosis due to his active running lifestyle, with Kip training…

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