Park Run is a worldwide 5km free timed run which was initiated by a South African living in the UK where in Bushy park, Teddington, UK, in October 2004 the first run took place. There are now 1005 Park runs taking place worldwide, with uShaka now being the 164th participating venue in South Africa.
2017 saw 2526 people participated in the North Beach Park run, setting a new world record which created a need to locate a new venue hence this walk run now taking place at uShaka Marine World at Village Walk. This particular park run makes uShaka Marine World the 2nd shopping centre to host this event in South Africa.
According to Fordyce, the CEO of Park Run SA, this particular run it is a truly fun event and quite unique since it goes through a retail space.
This particular course begins at Marine and Bean Café at 8am each Saturday morning, heads along the promenade, then south into uShaka Marine World Village Walk Shopping Complex, right through to the entrance of uShaka World. The course then heads back through Village walk, and onto the promenade, making it a 2 lap course starting at 7am and ending at 9am each and every Saturday.
To find out more about the Park Run contact firstname.lastname@example.org