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Vitality & Parkrun

Updated: Jan 15




A perfect match


Parkrun and Vitality have partnered to promote health and fitness through community-based running events. Vitality members can participate in Parkrun events for free and earn Vitality points for completing the runs. Parkrun is a global

organisation coordinating free weekly 5K runs in local communities. At the same time, Vitality is a health and life insurance provider incentivising healthy behaviours through rewards and discounts. The partnership between the two organisations aims to encourage people to lead active lifestyles and improve their overall health and wellbeing.





When will I get my Parkrun results?

Parkrun results are typically processed and published within a few hours after the event ends. However, it may take longer in some cases due to technical difficulties or a high volume of participants. I received mine via an e-mail a couple of hours after the event. Please review my video, where I reviewed the Parkrun results & website review.

When did Vitality & Parkrun become partners?

Vitality and Parkrun became partners in 2017. The partnership happened in January 2017 and launched in the UK in February of the same year. Since then, the partnership has expanded globally, with Vitality sponsoring Parkrun events in several countries, including South Africa, Australia, and Singapore. The partnership has successfully encouraged people to participate in Parkrun events and promoted the benefits of regular exercise and physical activity.






Why is Parkrun Great For Vitality Members?

Parkrun is excellent for Vitality members because it provides a fun and convenient way to stay active and earn Vitality points. Vitality members can participate in Parkrun events for free and earn points for completing the runs. The points earned can be used to unlock rewards, such as discounts on gym memberships, fitness devices, and healthy food. Parkrun is also a great way to socialise and connect with like-minded people passionate about fitness and wellbeing. By partnering with Parkrun, Vitality aims to promote healthy behaviours and encourage its members to lead active lifestyles.





Is Parkrun a race?

I think it can be if you want it to be

Most run against themselves and the stopwatch.

Set up a personal best

Set course records

Set Age records

Gender Records

There may be more that I am unaware of, so you can help me in the comments.






How can I find a Parkrun near me?

To find a Parkrun event near you, visit the Parkrun website and use the "Find a Parkrun" feature. Here's how you can do it:

1. Go to the Parkrun website (www.parkrun.com).

2. Click on "Find a Parkrun" in the top menu.

3. Enter your location (city or postcode) in the search box.

4. Click on "Search".

5. The website will display a list of Parkrun events near your location, their distance, start time, and course description.

6. Click on a Parkrun event to view more details, such as the course map, parking information, and event history.

You can also download the Parkrun app to easily find and register for Parkrun events, view your results and stats, and connect with other Parkrunners.





When did Parkrun Start

Parkrun started in 2004 as a single event in Bushy Park, London. The event was organised by Paul Sinton-Hewitt, who wanted to create a free, weekly, timed 5K run open to everyone, regardless of their fitness level or running experience. The event was a success and soon grew in popularity, with more people joining each week. In 2007, Parkrun launched its second event in Wimbledon Common, and it continued to expand to other locations across the UK and internationally. Today, Parkrun has over 2,000 events in 22 countries, with millions participating each year.


How many Parkruns in South Africa

As of August 2021, there are 200 Parkrun events in South Africa. Parkrun is a popular community-based running event in South Africa, with thousands of people participating each week. The events are held in various locations across the country, from urban parks to coastal trails and mountain paths. Parkrun South Africa is supported by a team of dedicated volunteers who help organise and manage the events, ensuring they are safe, fun, and welcoming for everyone. If you're interested in participating in a Parkrun event in South Africa, you can visit the Parkrun website to find a location near you.

The Five Most Popular Parkruns in South Africa





The most popular Parkruns in South Africa are:

1. Delta Park - Johannesburg: This Parkrun is in a beautiful park in Johannesburg and is known for its scenic route and friendly atmosphere.

2. Green Point - Cape Town: This Parkrun takes place in Cape Town and offers stunning views of the ocean and mountains. It's one of the most popular Parkruns in the country, with a large and diverse community of runners.

3. Century City - Cape Town: This Parkrun takes place in a vibrant community in Cape Town and offers a flat and fast course. It's a popular event for runners of all abilities, from beginners to experienced athletes.

4. Lonehill - Johannesburg: This Parkrun is located in a leafy suburb in Johannesburg and offers a challenging, hilly course. It's a popular event for runners who enjoy a challenge.

5. North Beach - Durban: This Parkrun takes place on Durban's iconic beachfront and offers stunning views of the Indian Ocean. It's a popular event for runners who enjoy a scenic route and a bit of a challenge.

These are just a few of the most popular Parkruns in South Africa, but there are many more to choose from. Each Parkrun has unique features and community, so it's worth trying a few to find the one that suits you best.


How to get going on Parkrun

Go to www.parkrun.co.za, register, and get your barcode. I printed mine, carried it around my neck, and kept it inside my car. Save it on your phone or order a tag from the Parkrun shop.





How many points can you expect from Vitality?

Vitality members can earn up to 300 Vitality points for completing a Parkrun. The number of points earned depends on the member's participation level, with more points awarded for completing a certain number of Parkruns per year. Parkrun events are a great way to earn points and stay active at the same time.

If you are getting into Vitality Fitness, you should work up to earning 900 points a week, and starting your Vitality week with 300 points is a significant step toward achieving that goal.






How will Vitality know that I have competed in a Parkrun?

It would help if you linked your Parkrun barcode with Vitality inside your Discovery Vitality application on your mobile device. I will make a video shortly. Please follow me on my channel to learn more.

How much does it cost to participate in Parkrun

As mentioned before, it is Free thanks to sponsors like Vitality





Parkrun Volunteers

Parkrun events rely heavily on volunteers who help to organise and manage the events. Volunteers perform various tasks, such as setting up the course, scanning barcodes, marshalling, and timing the runs. With the support of volunteers, Parkrun events would be able to take place. Volunteering at Parkrun events is a great way to get involved in the community and support a good cause. Additionally, volunteering can be a fun and rewarding experience, allowing you to meet new people, develop new skills, and contribute to the success of the events. If you're interested in volunteering at a Parkrun event, visit the

Parkrun website to learn more.






Parkrun and social media

My regular Parkrun has a page on Facebook that I follow, and it is not a group. They take great Pictures; I made a collection with my favourite Parkrun pictures on my Google Photo Library.


Review of www.parkrun.co.za and finding the results process





Albert Schuurman

I am a proud member of Vitality and have completed 88 Parkruns at the time of this article. My best time remains 28,53. Creature of habit did most Parkruns at Ruimsig, situated on the West of Johannesburg Gauteng. I wrote this article with the help of Grammarly AI and did a plagiarism test on the same site.

I created a private group on the AS Brokers Website called Points & Rewards, where we discuss how to earn points and enjoy the rewards.

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