About Us

Parys parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 8:00am in Mimosa Gardens, Corner Kruis and Boom Street, Parys, 9585. 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, male or female, young or old, 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 jog or run 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 at a local café and on the first Saturday of the month for the monthly Hartelus Market at Egweni. Enjoy the market and the lovely lawns on the riverbank from 09h00 - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running 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.

  • Rotary Club of Parys: Rotary is a non-profit organisation of 1.2 million in 34.000 clubs worldwide whose motto is ‘service above self’. They undertake both international and local service projects.They are working towards the eradication of polio worldwide. Locally, the Rotary Club of Parys organises several running events to raise funds for local good causes and carries out local service projects. More details can be found on their website.