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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…

Read more › parkrun profile - 26th June 2019

parkrun profile: Port Alfred

Since Port Alfred parkrun launched in December 2017, the course has been completed more than 13,000 times. Event Director Martin Neethling tells us more:   “If you build it they will come!” It was true for Field of Dreams, and it certainly became true for the Port Alfred parkrun! All it took was a few social media…

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…

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