Get up, Get out, Get running

‌The idea of parkrun is that everyone and anyone can join as it's FREE. The 5km run/ walk is held every Saturday morning at 8am. All ages and abilities are encouraged to take part in this community project. All you need to do is register via

(registration is free and is only required once - no matter where you are in the world - you will never have to re-register or sign up for parkrun!) Gtn parkrun

Once registered, you receive an athlete barcode which is what you bring with you every Saturday so your time can be recorded. Later that day you receive an email telling you where you came and in what time you managed to finish the route.

Dogs are welcome to join, but they need to be on a short lead at all times.

Parkrun SA is sponsored by Blue Telecommunications, Adidas and Discovery. Discovery Vitality members can earn 500 points for finishing a parkrun. We rely on volunteers from the community in order to have the run take place EVERY Saturday.

The movement was first started in the UK in 2004 by Paul Sinton-Hewitt (a South African). He started the first run in Bushy Park with only 22 runners. It then spread all over the world with parkruns being held in Australia, all over Europe, and the United States.

More info: Grahamstown parkrun   

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Last Modified: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:05:00 SAST