Park Run is an international event which made its way to Grahamstown last year. It is run by volunteers who act as time-keepers, event coordinators and barcode scanners. Each person who participates registers online and is given a barcode through which their time is recorded and later emailed to them. This park run barcode enables runner to present themselves at any Park Run.
All Park Runs are 5km no matter what the terrain or area they are in. Anyone can participate and is a great way to get the community involved in a non-competitive environment for fitness. In Grahamstown, the co-coordinators are friendly and fellow runners cheer each other on. Those participating often head to Provost afterwards for a well-deserved cup of coffee.
Grahamstown Park Run celebrated it’s 1st birthday on the 26th September. To find out more watch here: