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Join in the parkrun fun at the Modderfontein Reserve

Press Release   •   May 08, 2014 09:25 GMT

Join in the parkrun fun at the Modderfontein Reserve

Parkrun and Discovery Vitality invites all runners and walkers to celebrate World Move for Health Day

Parkrun and Discovery Vitality invite all runners and walkers to celebrate World Move for Health Day this Saturday 10 May, 2014. Parkrun and Discovery Vitality will be celebrating the day with a special edition parkrun at Modderfontein Reserve. The run starts at 8am and all runners and walkers are encouraged to wear orange, the colour of Vitality to this event.

Celebrities such as multiple Comrades Marathon winner, Bruce Fordyce and musician Kabelo will participate in this parkrun. Bring your family and friends along with you to this parkrun, which promises to be fun. Participants have an opportunity to win exciting spot prizes and giveaways on the day. All participants are encouraged to be at the Modderfontein Reserve by 7:30am to join the Vitality team for a quick warm up before starting the 5km timed run.

“We want as many people as possible to join us at this unique parkrun situated in the tranquil Modderfontein Reserve,” says the CEO of Vitality, Gidon Novick. World Move for Health Day, he says, is an important day on the health calendar as it increases awareness among people worldwide about the important role exercise plays in decreasing the high burden of disease many countries are experiencing due to an increase in sedentary lifestyles.

“A sedentary lifestyle, he says, “consists of a great deal of sitting, and very little exercise, which is not ideal. Changing this is what we are passionate about at Vitality as we want people to sit less and move more.”

All parkrun events are free. To register, go to http://www.parkrun.co.za/ and follow the instructions and print out your barcode. If you’re a Vitality member, make sure you link your profile to your Discovery membership when you print your barcode – you’ll earn 500 Vitality points for completing a parkrun event. If you are unable to join us at Modderfontein Reserve, please do join in the fun at your nearest parkrun.


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About Discovery Limited

Discovery Limited is a South African-founded financial services organisation that operates in the healthcare, life assurance, short-term insurance, savings and investment products and wellness markets. Founded in 1992 by the current Group Chief Executive Officer Adrian Gore, Discovery was guided by a clear core purpose – to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. Underpinning this core purpose is the belief that through innovation Discovery can be a powerful market disruptor.

The company, with headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, has expanded its operations globally and currently serves over seven million clients across South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, China and Singapore. Vitality, Discovery’s wellness programme, is the world’s largest scientific, incentive-based wellness solution for individuals and corporates. The global Vitality membership base now exceeds 5.5 million lives in five markets.

Discovery is an authorised financial services provider. It trades on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange under the code “DSY”. 

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