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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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

Agrinet collegues getting together for fairwell
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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