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CHRISTMAS AT parkrun

by Paul Sinton-Hewitt (parkrun founder)
19 December 2017


Christmas is traditionally an occasion when people come together to spend time with friends and family. Sadly, we know that too many people will spend the festive period alone this year. parkrun Founder, Paul Sinton-Hewitt, invites you to join us at parkrun this Christmas. Read Paul's message.
 
parkrun has always been about bringing people together from all walks of life, and at this time of year we all have an opportunity to offer a hand of friendship to someone who might really benefit.
 
Since the very beginning, our local events have had the option to put on additional Christmas Day and New Year’s Day parkruns, and I’m proud to see that this tradition is continuing this year.
 
So if someone you know will be spending Christmas alone, please consider inviting them to join you at a Christmas Day parkrun. It could be your neighbour, a friend from work, or a family member. It doesn’t matter if they do not participate; simply coming along for a chat and being part of our special parkrun community could really make their day.
 
We would love to see you at one of them.
 
Wishing you a very happy Christmas,
 
Paul Sinton-Hewitt, CBE
 parkrun Founder

Here are the events that have declared that they’re staging an extra event on Christmas day and/or New Years Day.
Please see the event's own news page for more details. Note that some events choose to operate Christmas/New Year events at different times from usual.
 
parkrunners: On Christmas Day you will not be able to register more than one run. On New Year's Day we will allow the option to register up to two results maximum.
 
Christmas Day
Yes
·      Alberts Farm parkrun (8:00am)
·      Aliwal North parkrun (7:30am)
·      Belville parkrun (8:00am)
·      Bronberrik parkrun (8:00am)
·      Delta parkrun (8:00am)
·      Fish Hoek parkrun (8:00am)
·      Gilloolys parkrun (8:00am)
·      Grahamstown parkrun (8:00am)
·      Hartbeespoort parkrun (8:00am)
·      Kimberley parkrun (7:00am)
·      Lonehill parkrun (8:00am)
·      Parys parkrun (8:00am)
·      Secunda parkrun (8:00am)
·      Sunrise-on-Sea parkrun (8:00am)
·      Three Silos parkrun (8:00am)
·      Umhlanga parkrun (7:00am)
·      Upington parkrun (7:00am)
·      White River parkrun (7:00am)
·      Zandvlei parkrun (9:00am)
 
New Year’s Day
Yes
·      Bapsfontein parkrun (9:30)
·      Bellville parkrun (8:00am)
·      Bryanston parkrun (7:30am)
·      Constantia Greenbelt parkrun (7:00am)
·      Delta parkrun (9:30am)
·      Fish Hoek parkrun (7:00am)
·      Gilloolys parkrun (9:30am)
·      Hartbeespoort parkrun (7:30am)
·      Hermanus parkrun (8:30am)
·      Kimberley parkrun (7:00am)
·      Malmesbury parkrun (8:00am)
·      Meyerton parkrun (7:00am)
·      Mogol parkrun (7:00am)
·      Parys parkrun (9:00am)
·      Potchefstroom parkrun (7:00am)
·      Roodepoort parkrun (7:30am)
·      Secunda parkrun (8:00)
·      Shongweni parkrun (7:00am)
·      Sunrise-on-Sea parkrun (8:00am)
·      Thousand Hills parkrun (9:00am)
·      Three Silos parkrun (9:30am)
·      Umhlanga parkrun (7:00am)
·      Upington parkrun (7:00am)
·      Valhalla parkrun (7:00am)
·      White River parkrun (7:00am)
·      Winterton parkrun (8:00am)
·      Witbank parkrun (8:00am)
·      Zandvlei parkrun (9:00am)



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