Event Areas Archives: KwaZulu Natal

Umhlanga Jockey Summer Festival Trail Run and Walk

Run through Umhlanga’s beautiful bush, beach and cane fields on gravel roads, single track, beach and across rivers.

There will be prizes.

Starting time: 18km, 12km & 5km: 6am.

Pre-entries, available at www.roag.co.za, will close on 10 December at 12pm. You can also enter on race day, from 5-6am.

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My Life, My Future, Mandela 27 Challenge

T-shirts will be given to all finishers. Limited to 200 runners and 200 walkers only. This is a timed event.

Starting times: Run (27 laps x 400m): 5pm; Walk (27 laps x 400m): 7pm.

Pre-entry details will be available from mid-October. Pre-entries only.

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The WIN100K Lucky Draw Trail

Only race of its kind- 1 in 150 chance of winning a R100 000 Lucky draw and many other prizes up for grabs.

Pre-entries, available on www.100k.co.za, close 25 October 2014.

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Goss & Balfe South Coast Marathon & Half Marathon

This race has been regarded as an exciting experience among participants, which includes a free train ride from Amanzimtoti station, stopping halfway at Ifracombe just before Umkomaas where the starting point is for the 21.1km and then continuing to Scottburgh where the starting point is for the 42.2km race.

Unique Fact: In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Goss & Balfe sponsorship of this event, a T-shirt (short sleeve for 21km and long sleeve for marathon) and gold medal will be awarded to all finishers.
The marathon is a Comrades and a Two Oceans qualifier.

The race is run alongside the beautiful Indian Ocean and will finish at Hutchison Park in Amanzimtoti.
This year the race will be using an electronic chip (for timing), issued free of charge to be included in the race pack and an SMS with results will be sent to all who provide cell numbers.

Both distances start at 6am and there will be TWO trains this year, leaving at 5am to the start. There will be toilets available on both stations.

Venues, distances and starting times: Just north of Scottburgh Station; 42.2km: 6am; Directly opposite Ilfracombe Station; 21.1km: 6am.

This is a pre-entry only event (no late entries), with a limit of 2000 due to space on the train. Pre-entries, available on www.eventtiming.co.za/gossbalfe, closed 9 October 2014. NO LATE ENTRIES.
Due to the early start the race organisers will be open on Saturday from 10am-4pm for athletes to collect their race packs as well as from 3h30-4h45am on race day to allow athletes to place their t-shirts and race packs in their cars before the start of the race.
Both races start at 6am and there will be TWO trains this year, leaving at 5am to the start.

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Jump City Challenge

The Jump City Challenge returns action packed with adventure this summer. Set within the Durban’s playground – Ushaka and it’s surrounds on a brand new route with brand new challenges and several surprises in store for you.
We invite you to get up, challenge yourself and live life to the fullest. Get out of the old routines and leap from the ordinary this November in a challenge like no other in South Africa.
You keen for adventure? Then step it up!
The race is set out over an intricate 10km track through, round, over and inside Ushaka Marine World and it’s surrounds littered with exciting obstacles designed to challenge and inspire you. Lookout over the next few weeks as we bring you something completely new.

Starting time: 2pm.

Entries are strictly capped to 500 to provide you with a personalized touch and individual attention that you deserve. DO NOT MISS OUT! Check out www.jumpcitychallenge.com for more info.

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KPMG Business Relay

The premier business relay event in the province! Run for the 30th year in a row!

The event is suitable for all fitness levels and consists of running teams of 5 people, or walking teams of 3, as well as a disabled/wheelchair category. The route is a scenic flat run that leaves the rugby stadium grounds, leads down to the sea, along Snell Parade Road and back past Moses Mabhida Stadium.

5 runners or 3 walkers – each of whom will do one lap of the 5km course.
Run = 25km; Walk = 15km

Entry forms are available from KPMG House at Kingsmead Office Park (031) 327-6000, Independent Newspaper House in Osborne Road, Greyville, and at Mr Price Sport (Galleria, Pavilion, La Lucia, Gateway and Life Style Centre Ballito) and entries close on 20 October 2014. No late entries.

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Duke of York Trail Run

The “Duke of York” is one of the oldest running races in South Africa, and was first run in 1926, as a 10-miler, from the Thornville Hotel to the Pietermaritzburg Collegians Club.

In a break from the “traditional” flying scramble format, in which runners were challenged to break the 55-minute and 60-minute barriers, for their Gold- and Silver-Medals, respectively, on a fast, downhill course, the “new” 16km Trail-Run follows a tough, hilly course on dirt-roads, farm tracks, fire breaks, and a very scenic 4km single-track section, along the bank of the Msunduzi River, on the newly cut Dusi-2-C mountain-bike route, which passes the notorious Son-of-a-Gun Rapid.

Starting time: 16km: 7am; 5km: 7:30am.

Enter at the Pietermaritzburg Collegians Club, 381 Boshoff Street, on Saturday 25 October, from 2pm – 5pm, or at the Bishopstowe Farmer’s Hall, before the start of the event, on the Sunday Morning, from 5:30am.

Walkers are welcome, however Dogs, Bicycles, Prams, Wheel-chairs, Motor-vehicles, Spectators or Littering, will NOT be permitted on the course,
for safety reasons, due to the rugged nature of the terrain, and the fact that the route passes through a Protected Conservancy Area.

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Maweni Night Run – CANCELLED


Running at night from Maweni Trail Centre is an absolute treat for any runner or nature enthusiast. This is the only night run that will take place at Maweni in 2014 and its happening the day before the opening event in the Summer Series, also taking place at Maweni. You can camp overnight and enjoy the evening atmosphere around the fire at Maweni Trail Camp, before taking on the race the next morning. The camping facilities are basic, but there is a hot shower and a flush toilet. The route stays within the network of trails created within the nature reserve. There is one steep climb and a rocky section on route, but generally the trail is smooth and easy to run on. The well defined and marked out trail also means you won’t get lost in the dark! Headlamps or a torch is compulsory. There are no water tables along the way, so make sure you bring your own hydration.

Pre-entries, available on www.roag.co.za, close Thursday 30 October at midnight. Only 400 pre-entries will be available, but if the cap has not been reached late entries will be available from 6:30am on race morning.

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Maxed Elite TINMAN

If you love an early-morning run, this one’s got your name on it. The 10km run gets going at 7am, and is made up of two 5km laps.
This one’s aimed at the little movers as young as 8 years old! Get fresh with a 200m swim, set off for a 6km cycle and get your heart racing with a 2,5km run. Easy-ka-peezy.
If you’re 15 years of age or older, and you’re looking to work up a sweat and get the blood pumping, the TinMan sprint’s for you! This one’s made up of a 600m swim, an 18km cycle and a 5km run! Go get ‘em!
Get set to sweat, fitness fanatics! This trying triathlon gives teams the chance to enter in a three-man relay section for the Challenge Triathlon, which includes a 1km swim, a 30km cycle and a10km run.

Of course, if you’re not taking part in the day’s riveting races, you can always play your part by cheering on and supporting the athletes giving the Maxed Elite TINMAN their all.

Pre-entries, available on www.bactiventry.com.

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Runtheberg Trail Run

Extreme – 25km per day
Exclusively single-track, foot-path or mountain-running.
Technical in places; lots of steep climbing and descent; boulder hopping and rock jumping; river crossings; great balance between some steep climbs, technical trail and fast running.
Day 1 tests the Mountain & Day 2 explores the Valley; big skies, rugged peaks, rolling hills; see the legendary Amphitheatre at its most glorious.
Level of fitness / trail-running experience – not for those scared of heights or sweat. Best suited to trail runners with some level of technical and distance experience, or strong roadies who are fairly fit; however trails are professionally designed to challenge rather than destroy, and to show off the splendour of the Drakensberg; very strong and fit hikers should be able to enjoy this if they are prepared to do a bit of running.

Intermediate – 15km per day
Exclusively single-track, foot-path or mountain-running.
Moderately technical; some climbing / descent; boulders & rivers; lots of good running.
Panoramic views, spectacular scenery and the best that the Montusi Valley has to offer.
Level of fitness / trail-running experience – perfect for the up and coming trail runner who has run a couple of semi-rural trails around the city, has fallen in love with the sport and is ready for the real deal; also for the moderately fit roadie who is ready to escape the tarmac. This will definitely test but won’t kill.

Starting times: Extreme 25km per day: 7am; Challenge 15km per day: 7:30am.

Pre-entries, available on www.runtheberg.co.za, close 15 September 2014. No late entries.

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