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Ernest Ullmann
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…

Wits
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…

westonaria
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…

langebaan
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…

villiersdorp
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…

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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…

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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…

shongweni
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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