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Read more › News - 10th July 2019

From Canada to South Africa, united by parkrun

During May and June, Vic Stander, a parkrun Event Director from Canada, and his family participated in three South African parkruns as tourists.   Vic explains how incredibly inspiring his experience was, and how hugely motivated it has left him feeling – here Vic outlines just 5 reasons why!   1. The numbers   We launched our local…

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Read more › News - 10th July 2019

parkrun has big plans for the future

“We will never again be as small as we are today” were the stirring words of parkrun Global CEO, Nick Pearson at the conclusion of the parkrun UK conference.   It was a momentous statement and reiterated that fact that parkrun continues to grow at a phenomenal rate and that at almost 15 years old we…

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Read more › News - 10th July 2019

Under 18s take over at Meyerton parkrun

What happens when you take two really good ideas and put them together? Meyerton parkrun found out!   Idea #1 – A parkrun managed by under 18 volunteers only (with the necessary supervision by over 18’s where required) Idea #2 – Celebrating World Play Day: “A day when generations spend time together doing what they want…

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Read more › News - 10th July 2019

The MRP App’s Where It’s At

You never know when a moment of motivation might strike, and in that moment (when you need a new pair of running shoes, a hydration pack or a new pair of tights) you’ll want an app that can make it happen on-the-go… that’s where the MRP app comes in! No matter where you are or…

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Read more › News - 10th July 2019

Get your family moving with Vitality and The Lion King

It’s time. To get your family moving under the African sun. To make healthy living part of your circle of life. Start by taking your pride for a parkrun and you could win the lion’s share of R25,000 in prizes with Vitality and Disney’s The Lion King.   Find out more here.    

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Read more › News - 27th June 2019

Help others with Vitality MoveToGive

Temperatures across South Africa have plummeted in the past week, so heading to a parkrun or myrun this weekend will certainly warm you up. Not only that, you can also warm the hearts of thousands of young girls across the country who need YOUR help.   Through Vitality MoveToGive, you can help those in need whenever…

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Read more › News - 26th June 2019

Volunteers keep us running all winter

The first winter cold snap hit the Western Cape last Saturday and it looks as if another is about to arrive in parts of South Africa this weekend. After warm and balmy weather in May and early June, winter has finally arrived.   Despite this we still had runners and walkers attending parkruns all over…

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Read more › News - 26th June 2019

MRP Sport’s Winning Prices for Soccer Fans of All Sizes

June was alive with Danone Nations Cup fever as the tournament hosted its South African finals on the 15th. And as the official apparel sponsor, MRP Sport was behind the event every dribble of the way, from kick-off to crowning our homegrown winners.   The Danone Nations Cup is the world’s biggest soccer tournament for…

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Read more › News - 12th June 2019

We Got Gold!

You came, you ran, you conquered Comrades! Well done to the athletes who showed the determination and grit to face this year’s Comrades Marathon – not to mention the ever-encouraging sideline supporters and seconders along the route. As always, you make Comrades what it is! Sizonqoba!   Another special mention goes out to the tenacious…

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Read more › News - 12th June 2019

Get a limited edition Bluetooth speaker with Vitality Active Rewards

Discovery Vitality: Get a limited edition Marvel Avengers-branded Bluetooth speaker thanks to Vitality Active Rewards and Dis-Chem.   To get your hands on this exciting reward, achieve your Vitality Active Rewards exercise or drive goal. Save up to 250 Vitality reward points or two diamonds and select the Avengers-branded Bluetooth speaker reward on the Discovery app….

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