Event Areas Archives: KwaZulu Natal

JG Zuma Marathon

The inaugural JG Zuma Marathon, named in honour of His Excellency, President JG Zuma, is set to take place in Greytown on Sunday, April 26th and is a Comrades Marathon qualifier.

This marathon which is 42.2 km will kick off at 05h30 from the Greytown Seven Oaks petrol station and will finish at the Bon Accorde Resort at Albert Falls Dam with an 11.30am cut off time.

All finishers will receive bronze medals, T-shirts and caps. The top ten and age category winners will take home gold medals. There are big cash prizes up for grabs as per entry form prize breakdown.

Entry forms are available at the Kings Park Athletics Stadium, The Durban Runner Sports Shop, Poobie Naidoo’s Sports Wholesalers (Pietermaritzburg) as well as the Umshwathi & Umvoti Municipality offices. Or you can fax your completed form and proof of payment to 086 265 0723 or enter online www.jgzumamarathon.co.za. Pre-entries close 23 April 2015.

Registration and race number collection will take place at Kings Park Athletics Stadium in Durban on April 23rd, Pietermaritzburg on April 24th and at Albert Falls Dam, Bon Accorde Resort on April 25th. The entry fee is R100.

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Duesouth Night One Series

The Duesouth Night One Series heads to KZN this April for an action packed evening of trail running and MTB adventure. Set within one of KZN’s premier MTB destinations – Giba Gorge boasting pristine trails made up of leafy forests and sweeping single tracks.
Be one with the trail as all you have around you is the glare from your headlamp and the sound of your heart pulsing to every step or peddle stroke that brings you closer to your goal.

10KM Jackal track trail run (free Petzl headlamps to the first 100 athletes to register)
20KM Night adder mtb challenge
30KM Night mamba mtb challenge

Each race is set out through sweeping single track trails, leafy forests and river crossings. Lookout for the glare of pearing eyes of the resident Jackal, foxes and nocturnal bird life.

Pre-entries, available on www.nightoneseries.com. Entries are strictly capped to 200 per category to provide you with a personalized touch and individual attention that you deserve. DO NOT MISS OUT!

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50th N3TC Arthur Cresswell Memorial Marathon

The race follows a grade 2 route and is also a Comrades qualifier. It features excellent scenery in the berg including a 3km dirt road and a downhill meander to the finish.

Unique Fact: R10 from every entry will be donated to the Khanyisile Trust.. The 52km & 21.1km are all now AIMS certified. There will also be a fun run/walk on Friday 11 April

Medals will be awarded to all finishers and prizes to category and team winners. There will also be a lucky draw. First 3 runners of a club – 52km & 21.1km.

This year will see the 50th running of the marathon event and to commemorate it each runner will receive their own unique medal with a special serial number on it. R10 from every entry will be donated to the Khanyisile Trust. There will also be “team” prizes for the first three runners of a club to cross the finish line in both the 52km and 21.1km.

Starting venues and times:
Bencor Boerdery, Bergville (Old Farmers Hall) to Ladysmith Sports Complex, Ladysmith, KZN; N3TC Arthur Cresswell 52km: 6am.
Ladysmith Sport Complex; N3TC 21.1km: 7am.
Friday 10 April; Ladysmith Sport Complex; Khanyisile Trust 5km Fun Run/Walk: 3pm.

Pre-entries will available at www.enteronline.co.za and www.ladysmithathleticclub.co.za, until 2 April 2015. The ultra & 21.1km is pre-entry only, but you can enter the 5km on race day (Friday), from 1pm.

Walkers are welcome on the 21.1km & 5km.

Arthur Creswell Memorial Marathon

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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 & 5km: 9am; 1km: 11am.

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 – 8:45am.

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DurbaNite Race 5km Run/Walk

Lucky draw prizes. Outdoor movie screening. Kids Play area.

Enter online at www.topevents.co.za, or at Hirsch stores (Hillcrest, Umhlanga, Springfield Park and Ballito). Registration at Moses Mabhida People’s Park weekdays, from 4 – 7pm, and weekends, from 9am – 4pm.

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InneRunner Workshop

InneRunner Workshop is presented by Dr Lawrence van Lingen.

He will be discussing

1. Three simple steps to transform your running.
2. Run injury free and stay injury free.
3. Small focused workshop for all level of running.
4. Release your Innerrunner

Contact leigh@innerrunner.com to sign up and for starting times. For more information visit www.innerrunner.com

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Neon Run™ 2015

It’s the most fun you can have in the dark! South Africa’s electric night-time spectacular has gone national with Neon Run™ 2015 taking place with five fun-filled festivals at major city centres.

Join thousands of runners, joggers and walkers decked out in all manner of glow and neon paraphernalia as they complete the course and manoeuvre through glow stations before celebrating at the post-race party with a dazzling laser light show.

Performing will be some of South Africa’s top musicians and DJs.

5FM’s Nick Hamman will serve as master of ceremonies for all five neon events with Cape Town based DJ Chris Taylor – known for playing uplifting progressive house and electro – as resident DJ for Neon Run South Africa™. 5FM DJ Vic Naidoo will appear in all five cities; Roger Goode will take to the stage in Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Johannesburg and DJ Fresh will appear in Bloemfontein and Durban.

Also on the line-up are explosive electro-swing act Goodluck (Port Elizabeth); Grassy Spark with their unique fusion of ska-blend and other genres (Cape Town); Sama winning house band Mi Casa (Cape Town and Johannesburg);
Afrikaans kwela folk artist Oros in ‘n Lang Glas (Bloemfontein); rock ‘n roll and Indie Kwela pop band Desmond & the Tutus (Bloemfontein and Durban); electro, rock, dance, folk and hip-hop group iScream & the Chocolate Stix (Durban); Rubber Duc (Johannesburg) with their folk-swing-hop sound and The Illustrators (Johannesburg).

The 2015 tour includes more UV, neon paint, graffiti walls and lasers than ever before with participants at each event in line to win amazing prizes including the use of a Mitsubishi car for a year. Those Discovery members taking part also get Discovery points.

Gates open at 15h00 with music throughout the event while the race starts at 18h30. A beer tent and food stalls are available.

Pre-entries, available on www.neonrun.co.za. Early bird entries close 3 April 2015.

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The Deloitte Challenge

Starting times and place: Lifestyle Centre, Ballito; 42.2km: 6:30am; Sibaya Casino, Sibaya Drive, Durban; 21.1km: 7:15am; Growthpoint Kings Park Stadium, Durban; 5km Fun Run: 8am.
Finish venue: Growthpoint Kings Park Stadium, Durban.

The 42.2km Marathon is the last race before the Comrades Marathon qualifying criteria submission deadline of 4 May 2015.

There is also a 40km cycle race.

Pre-entries, available on www.championchip.co.za, closed 10 April 2015. You can enter (only) the 5km on race day.

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Umgeni Water Marathon

Description: The marathon route has consistently proved the fastest in KwaZulu-Natal. It comprises two, approximately equal, out-and-back loops, in opposite directions and along the scenic waters-edge of Midmar Dam, on undulating tar and gravel roads. The road surfaces within the resort are uneven, and are not suitable for wheelchair athletes, or recommended for sissies. No moans and groans will be entertained.

More than just a memorable running experience

Set at the tranquil, Midmar Resort, in the heart of the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, the Umgeni Water Marathon offers you so much more than just an unforgettable running experience.

Starting times: 42.2km & 32km: 6am; 15km Run/Walk: 6:15am.

Pre-entries, available at www.collegiansharriers.co.za, closed on 28 February. Manual entries will be taken at Collegian’s Club (381, Boshoff St., Pietermaritzburg) on Saturday 28th February from 2 – 5pm. T-shirts will be given to all online pre-entries. No late entries.

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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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