Meet Karien From South Africa!

For Global Running Day, we are celebrating runners from all over the globe! Follow the stories on our Instagram page.


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Karien Potgieter is from Kimberley, South Africa, and we asked her a few questions about running:

Why do you run?

How can I not run?!  It makes me feel fit and strong, helps me to relieve stress and acts as my reset button and me time. I’d be a sad, frustrated momma without it!


Describe your favorite place to run.

I usually run on a game farm just outside of town. It’s safe, beautiful, almost traffic-free, and game sightings are guaranteed. It’s my happy place!

What’s your go-to pre- or post-run meal?

I can’t stomach more than a banana (at most) before a run. Post-run I almost always grab some muesli, plain yoghurt, cinnamon, honey and cacao nibs—man, it’s good!

What makes you a badass?

Never making excuses. Dark? Cold? Rainy?  _____________?  (Fill in the blank.) There’s never a bad time to run.

How will you celebrate Global Running Day?

With a run, of course!

Read all of our Global Running Day stories from runners all over the world here.