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Read more › parkrun profile - 6th March 2019

parkrun profile: Thousand Hills

Thousand Hills parkrun, near Hillcrest, KZN was launched in 2016. As the name suggests, the course is famous for its hills. Philip Guttentag tells us more:   When was Thousand Hills parkrun set up? Our first event was in February 2016 and we were started by Tracey Whiting   What have been the highlights of your event so…

Read more › parkrun profile - 20th February 2019

parkrun profile: Yzerfontein

Yzerfontein parkrun started in February 2018. In it’s first year, over 1,200 parkrunners have completed the challenging Western Cape course.   The core team take time out from their first anniversary celebrations to tell us more:   How did Yzerfontein parkrun come about? During 2014 Hennie Zaayman moved to Yzerfontein with his family. Being keen social runners…

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Read more › parkrun profile - 23rd January 2019

parkrun profile: Fish Hoek

Fish Hoek parkrun started on 21 Dec 2013. Since then, over 7,000 different parkrunners have completed the course in the Cape. Event Director Richard Healy tells us more.   How did Fish Hoek parkrun come about? I started it because I’d recently moved into Fish Hoek  and was missing my running group from Hout Bay, so…

Read more › parkrun profile - 9th January 2019

parkrun profile: uMhlanga

The out and back course along the promenade at uMhlanga parkrun has proved to be a hit with locals and holidaymakers since it launched in November 2014. Since then, the course has been completed over 100,000 times. Geraldine Farinha-Ferreira tells us more:   How did uMhlanga parkrun come about? Ray de Vries was our first Event Director, and…

Read more › parkrun profile - 12th December 2018

parkrun profile: Winterton

Winterton parkrun launched in late November 2016. Since then the event, on the edge of the Drakensberg mountains, has attracted thousands of parkrunners. Event Director, Ezmarie Neethling tells us more.   How did Winterton parkrun come about? Me and a friend started talking about parkrun during our early morning runs.  It took us a year…

Read more › parkrun profile - 27th November 2018

parkrun profile: Stutterheim

When was Stutterheim parkrun set up? Stutterheim parkrun was started on 1 November 2014 and was the 42nd event in South Africa!   How did it come about? Event Director, Linda Lanz was initially introduced to parkrun by her son at Root 44 in December 2013. In April 2014 her daughter registered her for her first official…

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Read more › parkrun profile - 13th November 2018

parkrun profile: Ladysmith

Ladysmith parkrun in KZN was launched in November 2016. The course winds its way around the Ladysmith Country Club and has been completed over 23,000 times in its first 2 years.   How did Ladysmith parkrun come about? Gerhard and Lianda de Lange ran a few parkruns in East London and thought something like that must come to Ladysmith….

Read more › parkrun profile - 17th October 2018

parkrun profile: Cannibal’s Cave

Cannibals Cave parkrun launched in 2014 in the Drakensberg. The parkrun has become a firm favourite among parkrun tourists, famous for the community spirit and stunning mountain views.   How did Cannibals Cave parkrun come about?  Ian Morsehead from Ebotse parkrun worked with Lizzy and Muzi Mabaso to establish the parkrun.     Who are the volunteers who make Cannibals Cave…

Read more › parkrun profile - 5th September 2018

parkrun profile: Kayamandi

Kayamandi parkrun launched in September 2017 in the heart of Stellenbosch. Since then, the hilly course has received praise for the great views and friendly volunteers. Co-Event Director Gugu Makhathini tells us more   How did Kayamandi parkrun come about? We decided to start Kayamandi parkrun because we realized that Kayamandi people loved running. Since most of them…

Read more › parkrun profile - 22nd August 2018

parkrun Profile: St Francis

St Francis parkrun in the Eastern Cape has been running for over 5 years, with almost 50,000 km clocked up by parkrunners in that time. Hantie van der Westhuizen shares more about what makes this coastal golf course event special.     When was the parkrun set up? Bob Norris was looking for a venue for…

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