Joburg parkruns gain momentum

Parkruns inside City of Joburg parks are a perfect start to the glorious warmer days ahead.
And what way to get out and get fit than strapping on your takkies for a run in your nearest park?
There is no pressure as to who outruns the other but rather, they focus on building friendships while staying healthy.
The great benefit of these parkruns is that they are free, open to all age groups and are a relaxing-enough 5km trot which starts at 8am, every Saturday. “Parks are critical in creating liveable and vibrant cities and nurturing green consciousness. We have many beautiful trails in Joburg and residents who play together, work closer together to build strong, caring communities,” stated Cllr Nonhlanhla Sifumba, Member of the Mayor Committee for Community Development in the City of Joburg.
As the champions of greening in the City of Joburg, Joburg City Parks and Zoo boasts over 2 174 parks for its residents – sporting play equipment with free-to-use outdoor gyms as well to complement healthy lifestyles in the City.
If you’re interested in joining thousands of parkrun enthusiasts, simply visit: – get registered and find your nearest parkrun in these areas:
Alberts Farm, Atholl, Bezuidenhout, Bryanston, Delta, Ernest Ullamnn, Golden Harvest, Lanseria, Lonehill, Modderfontein Reserve, Rietvlei, Roodepoort, Rose, Lenasia, Woodlands and Waterval.
You’ll get all the information you need, from volunteering, to the course mapping, photo galleries, and links to other parkruns around the country and around the world.
Once a member, a participant’s progress is recorded through bar codes which log data and send results via SMS or on the website, all done by the volunteers.

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