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About Us

Hermanus parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 8:00am in Hermanus Forest, Camphill Road, Hemel en Aaarde Valley, Hermanus, 7200. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, regardless of age or gender, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to run, jog or walk together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Bush Diner - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other parkrunners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us.

  • Overstrand Training Institute (OTI): Overstrand Training Institute is an NGO offering skills training with special programmes for youth at risk in Overstrand community. OTI will be supporting parkrun in IT, results processing, social media and maintaining the route.

  • Camphill School: Camphill School which is an independent educational institution, has been providing residential and non-residential care and specialised education for severely intellectually disabled children since its establishment in 1952. Deeply rooted in the world-wide Camphill Movement, we believe that all children, no matter what their disability, carry within them a divine spark of humanity, worthy of love, respect and nurturing. Camphill School staff will assist with route maintenance and volunteering on a regular basis.