Event Areas Archives: KwaZulu Natal

Durban City Marathon

The City of Durban as the sporting destination in South Africa will see KwaZulu/Natal Athletics hosting the Durban City Marathon on 1st March 2015. This exciting new event offers the opportunity for runners and walkers to experience the best of the City of Durban on a route of a true Big City Marathon with full road closure. With over R744 000 in prize money it will see the Elite athletes competing for top honours in this exciting event.

The race date of 1st March makes the 42.2 Km an ideal Comrades Marathon qualifier and as the event is timed with the ChampionChip system, Comrades Marathon entrants will automatically have their results updated to their Comrades Marathon Entry for qualifying and seeding purposes.

Fact: This is a Comrades qualifier.

FULL road closure!

Starting times: 42.2km: 5am; 10km (limited to 1500): 6am.

Pre-entries, available on https://secure.onreg.com/onreg2/front/step1.php?id=2652, have closed. Late Entries will be taken during registration at Moses Mabhida Stadium – Under Cover Parking – 27th & 28th February 2015, between 10am and 7pm.

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DurbaNite Race

DurbaNite Race – We Run the City! The race will come alive with runners, amazing DJ’s/ announcers and dancers along the route. We all get that “glow” from running! We are now giving DurbanNites a chance to enhance it, take back the streets one kilometre at a time! Runners will connect with one another and be inspired by how the city is the playground.

Participants are urged to light it up as much as they like, we encourage them to dress up in colourful gear, with glow necklaces, glow and light-up bracelets and glow face paint. The event area lighting will transform all participants into an electrified field of happy runners and walkers alike!

Pre-entries, available on www.topevents.co.za, closed 22 February 2015. You can also enter at Moses Mabhida on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 February 2015, from 9am to 4pm.

Walkers are welcome.

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Umhlanga Trail Run and Walk

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The Oxpecker Trail Run

All the routes will be along the well known Berg and Bush cycle race’s single track.

Starting times: Day 1 (26km) and Day 2 (21km): 8am.

Entries are available on www.theoxpecker.co.za. You can also enter on race day. No licences needed.

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The Giant’s Cup Uncut & Corporate Relay

Starting time: 65km solo or team relay: dependent on weather conditions.

Team relay legs: 13km, 19km, 14km, 16km

Pre-entries, available on www.thegiantscupuncut.co.za, close 7 August 2015. No late entries.

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Zombie Run – My Bloody Valentine

Zombie Run is a simulated apocalypse, organised for fans of all things zombie and those who just want to have some fun. Hosted as a quirky antidote to the valentine sweetness, the Bloody Valentine race appeals to those that agree that the famous 80s slashers are all probably zombies anyway…after rising from the dead so many times in countless movies. The race follows a light obstacle course, which is designed to be entertaining and fun for all. Race rules will be briefed beforehand and will be strictly enforced for everyone’s safety and benefit.

The first zombies will get into position at approximately 08:45 – hot spots are the best place to attack passing runners and these will be identified prior to the run. Zombies are free to move up and down the course as they please. The only limitation is your own fitness and enthusiasm.

Runners will wear three flags, representing three lives, which will be easy to rip off. Zombies are permitted to grab these, one at a time. Runners will go out in different batches to avoid a bottle-neck, starting at 09:00. Batches will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. The goal for runners is to safely navigate the course either with one life intact, or wearing an immunity bracelet. If a runner loses all 3 lives and doesn’t have a bracelet, they are free to finish the course but will be declared “dead on arrival” at the finish.

At 11:00, sweepers will go out and start bringing everyone back, and the game will be declared finished at 11:30.

Pre-entries, available on www.zombierunsa.com, close Friday 13 February 2015. You can also enter on race day.

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Giba Gorge Monthly Night Trail

Starting time: 10km & 5km: 6:30pm

Jeep track; single track; small stream crossings; flowing trail; 10km has some climbing. The general rating of the trails is easy. The 5km is very easy.

The Giba Gorge Restaurant will be serving food and drink. Dress in your brightest, most reflective gear. Walk it or run it, come along and have fun!

Spot prizes and prizes for podium positions.

Enter from 5pm.

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The trail run will be held during this year’s Splashy Fen Music Festival, which is an institution on the East Coast.

While you’re at this epic music festival, explore the LoveTrail with your mates! Just bring along a pair of takkies and experience Splashy Fen Farm like never before. The emphasis is on love for people, planet, and all living creatures – in one word, Life.
Expect typical low berg terrain, some boulder hopping and muddy sections, maybe even a calf-deep river crossing! Water table stocked with craft beer (over 18s only), energy drinks, and water will be at the 5km mark and at the finish. LoveTrail lucky draw prizes will include head torches, socks, Buffs, caps, lip balm, and sunblock.

Starting times: 10km: 9am; 5km: 9:15am; 1km: 10am.

Pre-entries, available on http://trailmag.co.za/lovetrail/, close 1 April at 5pm. You can also get a late entry at the TRAIL stand on race day, from 7:30am.

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Durban North- Umhlanga Rocks CPF Summer Nite Run/Walk

Starting times: 10km & 5km: 6:30pm.

Pre-entries, available on www.roag.co.za, close 29 January 2015. You can also enter on race day, from 6pm.

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Eston Colour Run 2015 – bigger and better

The second edition of the Eston Colour Run will be taking place on Saturday 31 January 2015 at the Beaumont Eston Farmer’s Club in Eston. The inaugural event in February this year attracted over 800 participants and their families from around KZN, and its sequel promises to be even bigger and better.

Drawing inspiration from The Colour Run, which started in the US in January 2012 and known as the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”, this fun 5-km paint race will be devoted to celebrating health, happiness and giving back to the Eston community -all proceeds will go towards the Eston Primary School.

The run will start at 3pm, and runners will be covered with powder paint at each km as they make their way from start to finish. The Eston Beaumont Farmers Club’s fields will be transformed into a festival of music, colour and fun -with food and beverages on sale throughout the afternoon and evening, as well as kiddie’s entertainment on offer.

Don’t miss out on the most colourful way to kick-off 2015.

Burgers, hot meals and other food and beverages will be sold at the venue. A cap and goodie bag to the first one thousand pre-entrants.

Pre-entries, available on www.roag.co.za, close 29 January 2015. You can also enter on race day, from 12 – 3pm.

Eston Colour Run2

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