Event Areas Archives: KwaZulu Natal

Sani Stagger Marathon & Half Marathon (Down Run)

The Sani Stagger 21.1km down and 42.2km marathon is run along the famous SANI PASS. This is the only motor road that crosses the Natal Drakensberg and the only road between KwaZulu-Natal and the kingdom of Lesotho.

Unique Fact: Entries usually fill up within 45 minutes.

Medals will be awarded to all finishers and prizes to category winners. There will also be a lucky draw.

Venues, distances and starting times: Sani Pass Hotel, Himeville; 42.2km: 6am; Lesotho Border Post; 21.1km: 8:30am.

Pre-entries, available at www.sanistagger.com, opened on 1 August at 9am. The 21.1km is sold out (taking bid or buy entries and waiting list only).

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Greater Edendale 10km Run/Walk Race and 5km Fun Run

Run between the townships of Edendale and Caluza in Pietermaritzburg, the undulating, circular route is fast and flat in the first half; hills in the second half of the race will challenge runners.

Medals will be awarded to all finishers and prizes to category winners. There will also be a lucky draw.

Starting times: 10km: 7:30am; 5km: 9am.

Pre-entries, available from Comrades House, will close on 14 November 2014. You can also enter on race day, between 5and 7am.

Walkers are welcome.

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Save Supermarkets Orion Half Marathon Run/Walk

Exciting new route! Through the scenic suburbs and part of town.

Branded t-shirts to the 1st 1000 finishers in the 21.1km and first 500 in the 10km – medals thereafter. Lots of lucky draws prizes and 1000 variety hampers are also on offer.

Starting time: 21.1km & 10km: 6am.

Enter on Saturday 8 at Save Hyper and on the morning of the race from 4:30am.

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World Zombie Day Run/Walk

An orienteering style adventure through zombie infested territory. Flat trails with checkpoints to find and complete, easy route for all fitness levels. Dodge them, run from them but whatever you do stay on your feet and stay alive!

All participants will receive an awesome collectable t-shirt. Entries are limited to 1000. Lots of lucky draws!

Starting time: 5km: 8am.

Entries available on www.quicket.co.za.

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Bluff Vets 21km Run & 15km Walk

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The Giant’s Cup Trail Run 2015

Event Info:
The Giant’s Cup Trail Run (GCTR) is a 2-day stage race, set over the 5-day Giant’s Cup Hiking Trail, in the Southern Drakensberg Mountains.
The event weekend starts with registration and dinner on Thursday 21st May 2015 at the Sani Pass Hotel, and finishes at the Bushman’s Nek Resort on Sunday 24th May 2015 with the farewell breakfast.
Accommodation will be in 4-man tents that will be supplied by the event. Each runner will have a tent to themselves and the tents will be arranged in a secure tented village at each of the 3 overnight stops. Dinner and breakfast will be provided at the three hotels where each of the overnight stops occurs and lunch will be provided at the finish of both days of the event.
The beneficiaries of the Giant’s Cup Trail Run include the local branch of EKZNW based at Cobham Nature Reserve and the Endangered Wildlife Trust.

Route Info:
Day 1 starts from the Sani Pass Hotel and incorporates the Gxalingenwa Trail and days 1-3 of the Giant’s Cup Hiking Trail. Day 1 finishes at Castleburn Farm on the Drakensberg Gardens road. The total running distance is 33km.
Day 2 starts from Castleburn Farm, and incorporates days 4 and 5 of the Giant’s Cup Hiking Trail. Day 2 finishes at the Bushman’s Nek Resort. The total running distance is 29km.

Pre-entries, available on www.thegiantscup.co.za.

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Eston Tala Trail Run

Run from the Eston Club into Tala Game Reserve. Single track through thornveld, gravel, canopies of brush, past dams. Water tables with refreshments en route. See wildlife while you run!!

Pre-entries, available on www.roag.co.za, close TBA. You can also enter on race morning, from 5:30am.

Dogs are welcome.

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KZNTR Summer Series #3 of 3

A new trail series in KwaZulu-Natal, the KZNTR Summer Series consists of three events – two in November and the final on Saturday 6 December. Each event is held at a different venue just outside of Pietermaritzburg, so entrants are treated to a variety of trails, terrains and scenery: get ready for game sightings in the first event and run on top of Pietermaritzburg’s very own Table Mountain in the second. Entries are limited to 400 per event, so get yours in quickly.

Pre-entries, available on www.kzntrailrunning.co.za.

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KZNTR Summer Series #2 of 3

A new trail series in KwaZulu-Natal, the KZNTR Summer Series consists of three events – two in November and the final on Saturday 6 December. Each event is held at a different venue just outside of Pietermaritzburg, so entrants are treated to a variety of trails, terrains and scenery: get ready for game sightings in the first event and run on top of Pietermaritzburg’s very own Table Mountain in the second. Entries are limited to 400 per event, so get yours in quickly.

Pre-entries, available on www.kzntrailrunning.co.za.

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KZNTR Summer Series #1 of 3

A new trail series in KwaZulu-Natal, the KZNTR Summer Series consists of three events – two in November and the final on Saturday 6 December. Each event is held at a different venue just outside of Pietermaritzburg, so entrants are treated to a variety of trails, terrains and scenery: get ready for game sightings in the first event and run on top of Pietermaritzburg’s very own Table Mountain in the second. Entries are limited to 400 per event, so get yours in quickly.

Pre-entries, available on www.kzntrailrunning.co.za.

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