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Read more › parkrun profile - 10th October 2019

parkrun profile: Ruimsig

Ruimsig parkrun in Gauteng joined the parkrun family in September 2018. In the first year 9,000 different people completed the course, covering 175,000km! Adele Enslin, Event Director at Ruimsig tells us more:   How did Ruimsig parkrun come about?  We moved to Stubensvalley from Secunda in April 2018 & some parkrun tourist friends mentioned to me…

Read more › parkrun profile - 19th September 2019

parkrun profile: Sterkfontein

Sterkfontein parkrun in Gauteng joined the parkrun family in September 2018. Over its first year, the event has seen over 4,000 different people complete the course. Event Director Deryn Venski tells us more:   What is the Sterkfontein course like? This is a beautiful, yet challenging course. It is a trail course where you get to…

Read more › parkrun profile - 12th September 2019

parkrun profile: Westonaria

Westonaria parkrun, to the west of Johannesburg, launched in May 2019. It has quickly become a fixture in the local community. Volunteer Drieka Fivaz tells us more.   How did Westonaria parkrun come about? My mom June (Event Director) and I started this parkrun due to my daughter Abigail. She visited my aunt in Free State…

Read more › parkrun profile - 4th September 2019

parkrun profile: Langebaan

Langebaan parkrun in the Western Cape launched in August 2015. In the first four years over 7,000 parkrunners have completed the course a total of almost 40,000 times. Event Director Annemarie de Kock tells us more…   How did Langebaan parkrun come about? About a year before the first parkrun in Langebaan, Dewald Herbst was looking…

Read more › parkrun profile - 29th August 2019

parkrun profile: Villiersdorp

Villiersdorp parkrun in the Western Cape launched in August 2018. Since then, over 11,000km have been run, walked and jogged as the event goes from strength to strength. Core volunteer, Maggie Chipps, tells us more.   How did Villiersdorp parkrun come about? The parkrun came about when a young man called Vernon Behr and his…

Read more › parkrun profile - 22nd August 2019

parkrun profile: Nahoon Point

Just the fourth parkrun to launch in South Africa, Nahoon Point recently marked their seventh anniversary after a prolonged hiatus. Event Director John Paul Lee Sun shares more about this Eastern Cape event.   When did Nahoon Point parkrun start up? Nahoon Point parkrun was launched on 11 August 2012 and became the fourth parkrun…

Read more › parkrun profile - 15th August 2019

parkrun profile: Ebotse

Ebotse parkrun in Benoni was the third parkrun to launch in South Africa, and recently celebrated its 7th anniversary. Event Director Carol Matthews tells us more:   How did Ebotse parkrun come about? Our parkrun was set up on 15 June 2012. It was the 3rd parkrun in South Africa. Gary Jackson has been there…

Read more › parkrun profile - 8th August 2019

parkrun profile: Shongweni

Shongweni parkrun was one of the first parkruns in South Africa, launching in June 2013. Since then, the event has gone from strength to strength and recently celebrated it’s 300th run!   Event Director, Jason Huntley, tells us more about the KZN event:   How did Shongweni parkrun come about? It was initiated by Pete and…

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Read more › parkrun profile - 24th July 2019

parkrun profile: George

George parkrun on the Garden Route has been running for over five years, with over 13,000 parkrunners visiting the course in that time. Event Director, Douglas Stanley tells us more:   How did George parkrun come about? Our parkrun was started in 2014 through the enthusiastic vision of Chantell Liddell and Neville Myburgh, who saw…

Read more › parkrun profile - 10th July 2019

parkrun profile: Ashburton

Ashburton parkrun near Pietermaritzburg launched in June 2018, and since then has seen parkrunners complete more than 50,000km. More than enough to run from the parkun to the equator, round the world and back! Event Director Mark Mann tells us more:   How did Ashburton parkrun come about? In September 2017, I  was sitting having…

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