Celebrate Discovery Vitality's fifth anniversary of the parkrun sponsorship as we help you become more youthful through healthier living
We are celebrating the fifth anniversary of our parkrun sponsorship, helping Vitality members become more youthful through healthier living.
parkrun events have been one of the most versatile fitness events around the world, allowing people of all ages and fitness levels to participate.
These popular 5km timed runs are free and take place at various locations around the country each week. The events are open to everyone and offer a safe outdoor activity that's easy to take part in. Discovery Vitality members 18 years and older, earn up to 300 Vitality points for completing a parkrun event.
It's no wonder that parkruns have increased in popularity since 2013. The number of participants grow each year, and 2017's last count showed us that 227 345 people signed up to get active outdoors, participating in parkruns across the country.
Last year 72 664 parkrunners linked their profiles to Discovery Vitality - a major growth from 2013's 7 592 parkrunners.
In 2017 parkrunners across South Africa ran an incredible 9 016 565 km collectively, of that 4 029 590 km were run by participants linked to Discovery Vitality.
Holding the global record for the most amount of parkrunners at an event is the North Beach parkrun in Durban which was held on 20 January 2018 with a whopping 2 527 participants.
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