George parkun in the NEWS

Friday, 04 April 2014 05:51

The George parkrun will launch on Saturday, 5 April 2014

Parkrun is international, it started off in the UK and the world joined in.  ‘parkrun’ is always spelled with a small letter ‘p’. There is currently 25+ parkrun events in SA. 


Bruce and Gill Fordyce are the driving force behind parkrunSA and will also open the first George parkrun.  It is always 5km and always on a Saturday morning at 08:00 worldwide.  It is always free.  The aim is to get everyone involved, old and young people to get out, get fit and to encourage people to live healthier.  It is thus accessable to everyone!  Babies in prams and dogs on leaches, old people… You can run, walk, jog…  It is not a race, it’s fun!  Each parkrunner can monitor his/her results on the website.  The three sponsors for parkrun is Discovery Vitality, adidas and Blue label telecoms.  

Discovery Vitality members earn 500 Vitality points per parkrun!

The route in George will start and finish at the Garden Route Botanical Gardens, 49 Caledon Street.

Register as a parkrunner:  Everyone who wants to participate, goes to the web page:  on the link which states ‘register’.  Complete your personal details, follow the instructions and print your bar coded card.  You can laminate the card/simply just bring the barcode to the event.  If you are registered once, you are registered for all parkrun events worldwide.  Please refer to the website for more information on the concept, events, results etc

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If you are interested to volunteer, please give your details through.  At this stage we’ve got four teams set up to work on a rotation basis – parkrun relies on volunteers. 


Big thank you to the following people for their help and support to make the George parkrun happen!

Dayne de Wet  (Curator Garden Route Botanical gardens)

Robin Clark (Hoof van trustees, ‘Garden Route Botanical gardens’)

Garden Route Botanical Garden Trustees

Ken Gie

Colin Ralston

Jacques Mouton

Quintin Myburgh

Neville Myburgh

Paul Kitson

Michael Rohwer

Peter Saffers

Estelle Stander
Ilse Nel

Ters Gilomee (Top Gear Sport)

Herman Fourie

Andrew Langeveld (Builders Warehouse)

Tony Conlon (Marsilio Projects)

Andre Tulleken (Kirsten & Tulleken vervoer)

Hein Koen (Kirsten & Tulleken vervoer)


Mandi Botha

Alida de Beer

Kristy Kolberg

Michelle Pienaar

Chantelle Liddell


All the volunteers who have made themselves available to assist on a Saturday!


This big team effort could not happen without help from all involved

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