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Read more › parkrun profile - 12th March 2020

parkrun profile: Homestead Lake

Homestead Lake parkrun in Benoni launched in February 2019. In the first year, over 5,000 different parkrunners have completed the course! The core team share more about their event:   What have been the highlights of Homestead Lake parkrun so far? On 8 February 2020 there was a storm of note and it poured down, however…

Read more › parkrun profile - 5th March 2020

parkrun profile: Ficksburg

Ficksburg parkrun started in February 2019. In its first year, this event in the Free State has been completed over 2,700 times. Fiona Viljoen tells us more:   Who was responsible for launching Ficksburg parkrun? Karin Schuld got it off the ground and did all the footwork to ensure that Ficksburg has its own parkrun.   What…

Read more › parkrun profile - 27th February 2020

parkrun profile: Roses

Roses parkrun, north of Pretoria, started in February 2018. Since then this scenic parkrun has welcomed over 6,500 participants. The core team tell us more:   How did Roses parkrun come about? Julize van Niekerk sent Ludwig’s Roses an email asking why we don’t have a parkrun and followed up with us. We then contacted parkrun and…

lebone course
Read more › parkrun profile - 20th February 2020

parkrun profile: Lebone

Lebone parkrun, near Rustenburg, launched on 21 February 2015 and has recently celebrated its 250th event. Event Director Tony Bridger shares more:   How did Lebone parkrun come about? Mrs. Lona Perrins saw the potential of a parkrun when she was visiting her daughter in Rustenburg. The seed was planted and Beth Burrel and family started with…

Read more › parkrun profile - 6th February 2020

parkrun profile: Valhalla

Valhalla parkrun in Centurion launched on 4 February 2017. Since then the popular course has been completed over 55,000 times! The core team share more with us:   How did Valhalla parkrun come about? We needed a new venue and close by, after Voortrekker Monument closed down (it has since reopened).   Who was responsible for getting Valhalla…

Read more › parkrun profile - 16th January 2020

parkrun profile: Komani

Komani parkrun in the Eastern Cape started on 21 October 2017 at the Queenstown Golf Club.   Over 2,200 parkrunners have since completed the course. The core team tell us more…   How did Komani parkrun come about? The need for an event, where the community could enjoy and be involved, made Theo Ferreira apply for…

Read more › parkrun profile - 2nd January 2020

parkrun profile: Mitchells Plain

Mitchells Plain parkrun in Cape Town launched in December 2016. In the first three years, it has seen over 3,500 different runners complete the course. Event Director Fagmidah Eksteen tells us more.   How did Mitchells Plain parkrun come about? Wisaal Osman and her husband Junaid Francis were the ones responsible for getting this parkrun off…

Volunteer Safari
Read more › parkrun profile - 19th December 2019

parkrun profile: Bryanston

Bryanston parkrun has held over 300 events since it launched in early 2014. Since then, parkrunners have completed a phenomenal 1.2 million kilometres on the Johannesburg course. Event Director Ian Tumiel shares more:   How did Bryanston parkrun come about? In 2013, the Bryanston East community forum (BECF) completed the development of a new park in…

Read more › parkrun profile - 11th December 2019

parkrun profile: Mapetla

Mapetla parkrun was the second parkrun to launch in Soweto in November 2018 and has seen the course completed over 2,000 times in its first year. The core team tell us more:   How did it Mapetla parkrun come about? Lwandile Phaledi lives in Protea North and is a runner, “People always asked me how they can…

Read more › News, parkrun profile - 4th December 2019

parkrun profile: Ladysmith

Ladysmith parkrun in KZN celebrated their third birthday on the same day the Springboks celebrated their third Rugby World Cup victory. Event Director Gerhard de Lange tells us more about their first 3 years:   How did Ladysmith parkrun come about? Lianda (my wife) and I experienced parkrun in East London, and with the opening of…

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