Event Areas Archives: KwaZulu Natal

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.

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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.

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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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Deloitte Challenge

Starting times: 42.2km: 06:30am; 21.1km: 07:15am; 5km: 08:00am; 40km road cycle: 06:00am


The Marathon starts outside the Lifestyle Centre in Ballito and runs through the business district before joining the M4 at Ashton International College. The course follows the M4 to Durban turning off at the Durban Country Club into Masabalala Yengwa Avenue (formerly NMR Avenue) and then into Growthpoint Kings Park Stadium.
The Half Marathon starts at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom car park, runs down the hill to the M4 Sibaya Circle and follows the Marathon route to the finish.
The Cycle Race starts on the M4 adjacent to Ashton International College and proceeds along the Marathon route to the finish.
The Fun Run starts and finishes at Growthpoint Kings Park Stadium. The route follows the Durban beachfront promenade in the direction of Blue Lagoon.

NOTE: The north bound carriageway of the M4, in the direction of Ballito, will be closed for all Challenges. Runners and cyclists must, however, be aware that the south bound carriageway will remain open to traffic. Extreme caution must be exercised since vehicles will be using the south bound carriageway into Durban.

Race medals will be awarded to all finishers, including the 5km Fun Run.

The Deloitte Challenge Cycle Race is a Gran Fondo event, which means there will be no prize money. Substantial spot prizes will, however, be awarded on the day and cyclists will need to be present physically to claim their prize.

Unique facts

· This is the final marathon before the Comrades Marathon qualifying criteria submission deadline of 4 May 2015.

· For those Comrades runners, the Deloitte Challenge Marathon is perfectly timed to be the last ‘long run’ in a formal Comrades training schedule.

· The Deloitte Challenge Marathon, Half Marathon and Cycle Race take place entirely along the M4 north bound carriage way, only turning off at Durban Country Club. The M4 at sea level offers breathtaking views and is a flat, relaxed route for both experienced and novice athletes.

How can you enter the race and when will entries close?
Enter online at: www.DeloitteChallenge.co.za or www.ChampionChip.co.za Early entries close 10 April 2015.

Stylish moisture management race shirts, in various sizes, will be made available to the first 5000 entries for the marathon events and to the 1000 Cycle Race entries.

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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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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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