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Read more › parkrun profile - 12th June 2019

parkrun profile: Hogsback

Hogsback parkrun in the Amathole Mountains of the Eastern Cape launched in April 2016. This parkrun has a great community feel, with an average of 25 parkrunners completing the course each week. Event Director Vannessa Kruger tells us more.   How did Hogsback parkrun come about? I did my first parkrun at Nahoon Point, which…

Read more › parkrun profile - 28th May 2019

parkrun profile: Halls

Halls parkrun in Nelspruit is one of the oldest in the country, having started in December 2014. Since then the course has been completed over 75,000 times. The core volunteer team tell us more.   How did Halls parkrun come about? Tracey Both and Ilsa Tobias were the first Run Directors at Halls parkrun and they…

Read more › parkrun profile - 15th May 2019

parkrun profile: Upington

Upington parkrun launched on 29 March 2014 and was attended by 52 runners. With one of the furthest distances to a neighbouring parkrun in the country, this event at the heart of the Northern Cape is a real community parkrun, but visitors are always welcome. Event Director Raymond Du Plessis tells us more:   Who was…

Read more › parkrun profile - 30th April 2019

parkrun profile: Franschhoek

Franschhoek parkrun launched in March 2016. To celebrate their third birthday, they encouraged participants to dress up in French colours to celebrate the French Corner. Just over 110 people joined in the celebrations, and the local restaurant even prepared cupcakes for the occasion. Event Director Angela Frazer tells us more about the Cape Winelands parkrun.   How…

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Read more › parkrun profile - 16th April 2019

parkrun Profile: Bronberrik

Bronberrik parkrun in Centurion launched on 1 April 2017. But this parkrun is no April Fool! The event has seen over 10,000 parkrunners complete the course. Event Director Margaret Blount tells us more:   How did Bronberrik parkrun come into being? With the imminent closure of Voortrekker Monument parkrun on 28th Jan 2017 it was…

Read more › parkrun profile - 3rd April 2019

parkrun profile: Sardinia Bay

Sardinia Bay parkrun launched on 17 March 2017. In the first two years over 5,000 parkrunners completed the Port Elizabeth course. Event Director Alida Sandison tells us more.   How did it Sardinia Bay parkrun come about? Sardina bay parkrun is located on private property, on a small holding called Olive Tree Farms. The owner, Mike…


parkrun profile: Atholl

Atholl parkrun in Northern Johannesburg launched in March 2018. Over 4,000 parkrunners completed the course in the first year. Event Director Jean Baillie tells us more.   How did Atholl parkrun come about? I am spearheading a campaign to restore the park in our area and approached parkrun SA with the idea that bringing the community…

Read more › parkrun profile - 6th March 2019

parkrun profile: Thousand Hills

Thousand Hills parkrun, near Hillcrest, KZN was launched in 2016. As the name suggests, the course is famous for its hills. Philip Guttentag tells us more:   When was Thousand Hills parkrun set up? Our first event was in February 2016 and we were started by Tracey Whiting   What have been the highlights of your event so…

Read more › parkrun profile - 20th February 2019

parkrun profile: Yzerfontein

Yzerfontein parkrun started in February 2018. In it’s first year, over 1,200 parkrunners have completed the challenging Western Cape course.   The core team take time out from their first anniversary celebrations to tell us more:   How did Yzerfontein parkrun come about? During 2014 Hennie Zaayman moved to Yzerfontein with his family. Being keen social runners…

Fish Hoek
Read more › parkrun profile - 23rd January 2019

parkrun profile: Fish Hoek

Fish Hoek parkrun started on 21 Dec 2013. Since then, over 7,000 different parkrunners have completed the course in the Cape. Event Director Richard Healy tells us more.   How did Fish Hoek parkrun come about? I started it because I’d recently moved into Fish Hoek  and was missing my running group from Hout Bay, so…

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