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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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Read more › parkrun profile - 28th November 2019

parkrun profile: Constantia Greenbelt

Constantia Greenbelt parkrun launched in October 2015. In its first 4 years more than 18,000 different people have run, jogged or walked the Cape Town course. Anita Clacey tells us more…   How did Constantia Greenbelt parkrun come about? Mike and Renee Scott started it with help from me and my husband Shaun. Their motivation was…

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Read more › News, parkrun profile - 21st November 2019

parkrun profile: Laudium

Laudium parkrun in Tshwane recently celebrated its 5th birthday, and is fast approaching 25,000 completed parkruns. The core team tell us more:   When was Laudium parkrun set up? The first parkrun in Laudium took place on 18 October 2014 at the Laudium Stadium, and was the second parkrun to be  launched in the City of Tshwane….

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Read more › parkrun profile - 14th November 2019

parkrun profile: Umdoni

Umdoni parkrun on the KwaZulu-Natal coast launched on 8 October 2016. Since then over 5,500 different parkrunners have completed the course. Co-Event Director Gail Keevy tells us more:   How did Umdoni parkrun come about? I and my husband Mike started participating in parkrun at Ebotse in 2014. We then moved onto Boksburg when it started and…

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Read more › parkrun profile - 7th November 2019

parkrun profile: Rose, Lenasia

Rose parkrun, Lenasia joined the parkrun family in October 2018. Since then over 1,600 parkrunners have completed the two lap course in South Johannesburg. The core team tell us more:   How did Rose parkrun come about?  Rose parkrun hosted its first parkrun on 20th October 2018. We (myself and Imtiaz Sattar) realised a gap in the community after we noticed…

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Read more › parkrun profile - 31st October 2019

parkrun profile: Bronberrik

This week’s parkrun profile takes us to Bronberrik parkrun in Centurion. Lucy Erasmus tells us more about the event   How did you get involved with parkrun? I started my parkrun journey at Voortrekker Monument because I felt I did not have anything in common with my husband and daughter who are very good athletes. They…

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Read more › parkrun profile - 24th October 2019

parkrun profile: Ernest Ullmann

Ernest Ullmann parkrun in Northern Johannesburg has recently passed the 100 parkrun milestone. Event Director Alexandra Barbosa tells us more…   When was Ernest Ullmann parkrun set up?  Our first event was on 19 August 2017. Friends of Sandspruit (an NPC solely dependent on donations) who care for & maintain the park and along the river asked parkrun…

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Read more › parkrun profile - 17th October 2019

parkrun profile: Wits

Wits parkrun has taken place for the past year on the West Campus of Wits University. The core team of volunteers share more of its story:   How did Wits parkrun come about?  Wits parkrun had its first official event on 13 October 2018. It was a long time in the planning with several routes…

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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…

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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…

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