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Read more › parkrun profile - 12th December 2018

parkrun profile: Winterton

Winterton parkrun launched in late November 2016. Since then the event, on the edge of the Drakensberg mountains, has attracted thousands of parkrunners. Event Director, Ezmarie Neethling tells us more.   How did Winterton parkrun come about? Me and a friend started talking about parkrun during our early morning runs.  It took us a year…

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Read more › parkrun profile - 27th November 2018

parkrun profile: Stutterheim

When was Stutterheim parkrun set up? Stutterheim parkrun was started on 1 November 2014 and was the 42nd event in South Africa!   How did it come about? Event Director, Linda Lanz was initially introduced to parkrun by her son at Root 44 in December 2013. In April 2014 her daughter registered her for her first official…

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Read more › parkrun profile - 13th November 2018

parkrun profile: Ladysmith

Ladysmith parkrun in KZN was launched in November 2016. The course winds its way around the Ladysmith Country Club and has been completed over 23,000 times in its first 2 years.   How did Ladysmith parkrun come about? Gerhard and Lianda de Lange ran a few parkruns in East London and thought something like that must come to Ladysmith….

Cannibals
Read more › parkrun profile - 17th October 2018

parkrun profile: Cannibal’s Cave

Cannibals Cave parkrun launched in 2014 in the Drakensberg. The parkrun has become a firm favourite among parkrun tourists, famous for the community spirit and stunning mountain views.   How did Cannibals Cave parkrun come about?  Ian Morsehead from Ebotse parkrun worked with Lizzy and Muzi Mabaso to establish the parkrun.     Who are the volunteers who make Cannibals Cave…

Kayamandi
Read more › parkrun profile - 5th September 2018

parkrun profile: Kayamandi

Kayamandi parkrun launched in September 2017 in the heart of Stellenbosch. Since then, the hilly course has received praise for the great views and friendly volunteers. Co-Event Director Gugu Makhathini tells us more   How did Kayamandi parkrun come about? We decided to start Kayamandi parkrun because we realized that Kayamandi people loved running. Since most of them…

STF
Read more › parkrun profile - 22nd August 2018

parkrun Profile: St Francis

St Francis parkrun in the Eastern Cape has been running for over 5 years, with almost 50,000 km clocked up by parkrunners in that time. Hantie van der Westhuizen shares more about what makes this coastal golf course event special.     When was the parkrun set up? Bob Norris was looking for a venue for…

Hillside
Read more › parkrun profile - 7th August 2018

parkrun profile: Hillside

Hillside parkrun started in August 2017, bringing parkrun to Pretoria North. The single lap, trail course has proved popular with locals and tourists alike and in the first year, over 3,300 different parkrunners have completed the course, clocking up over 62,000km. Event Director, Willie Thom, tells us more:   How did Hillside parkrun begin? During about…

Pwiggly
Read more › parkrun profile - 25th July 2018

parkrun profile: Piggly Wiggly

Piggly Wiggly is known throughout the parkrun world for having a name that brings a smile. This event has been a fixture in the KZN Midlands since 2014. Rosemarie Nevin has been a part of it since the very beginning and tells us more:   How did the parkrun come about? It was the brainchild of Greg…