Five Reasons Why You Need To Join Parkrun SA

Please note: All Parkrun SA events are currently suspended due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). For more information about this, click here. To keep in loop with any news, changes and developments regarding Parkruns in South Africa, be sure to follow their Facebook and Instagram accounts for the latest updates. 

‘Tis the season to be training! Or starting your health and fitness journey. Aren’t New Year’s resolutions the best? And if you’re looking to start off light without spending a fortune, then why not consider joining Parkrun SA? Here are five reasons why you should join today!

The Obvious – To Keep You Fit And Healthy

Who doesn’t want to keep fit and healthy? And best of all, you don’t need to pay a fortune on a gym membership to run a few kilometres and get active. Parkrun organises FREE 5km weekly runs all over the world. And this also includes our beloved Joburg. These safe 5km runs are open to everyone and anyone who wants to join in on the fun. To join the Parkrun family, all you have to do is visit their website, register and create your profile. That’s it. No membership fee required.

Vitality Points!

Not only will you be enjoying the benefits of being active, but you’ll also get Vitality points if you’re a Discovery member. To get your points, all you have to do is register, link and join in on the free Parkruns every Saturday to earn fitness days. Make sure that you scan your personal barcode every time you complete a Parkrun in order to record your attendance. And if you earn 10 or more fitness days in a month, you’ll earn awesome rewards. It’s a win-win! Get all the details here.

It’s FREE!

We have mentioned this a few times already, but Parkruns are FREE! No membership fee is required. All you have to do is register, arrive and run! No more missing visits to the gym and paying for nothing. This’ll save you some cash to get a brand-new pair of running shoes, some fitness wear and maybe even a Fitbit to help you keep on track with your fitness goals. And in case you missed it, the new Fitbit Versa 2 launched in mid-October. It’ll certainly make the perfect addition to you fitness journey.

Meet New People

This is the perfect opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals who have also started on their running journey with Parkrun SA. There’s nothing more motivating than having a support system behind you every step of the way. Other than meeting new people, you can also get your loved ones to join for a leisurely stroll or a little bit of friendly competition to see who gets to the finish line first.

It Gets You Outdoors

Parkrun is a great opportunity to stretch your legs, have an energising run and appreciate the outdoors. Parkruns take place in pleasant parkland surroundings throughout the country, so no matter where you are, you can enjoy a 5km walk or run and enjoy the scenery. Visit their events page to find your nearest Parkrun venue.

For More Information

For more information about Parkrun SA, visit

You can also contact them on 011 726 2867.

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