Event Areas Archives: KwaZulu Natal

The Lynford Country Weekend and Umko Trail Descent

Push those boundaries – this is a spectacular experience you won’t forget. After the success of the inaugural event last year and the fantastic feedback we thank the Sani2c team for granting us access to the legendary section of day2 that winds down into the Umkomaas Valley. Runners have a special advantage of soaking up the breathtaking views which are normally missed by the cyclists who hurtle down these tracks at a mind-blowing pace.

Start times: (Sat 6 Sept) 30km: 7am; (Sun 7 Sept) 18km, 8km & 4km: 7am.

Day 1: 30km trail run
Winding single-tracks, steep descents, bush-lined footpaths towering cliffs, scenic passes and the best views of the Umkomaas River.

Day 2: Choose between a 18km trail run, an 8km trail run, a 20km MTB, or a 40km MTB.

18km Trail Run: the first 8km loop and then a more challenging and hilly route which will end your two days on a high after a proper trail run that is tough but beautiful.

8km trail run: forest single-tracks, natural bush, dairy pastures, grassland, and cattle paths in the Ixopo rural area of Alan Paton’s beautiful “Beloved Country”.

There will be Sportsmans Warehouse Vouchers for category winners. Umko Descent Package runners receive 2 entries into the lucky draw prize for a teamentry to 2015 Sani2c! You must be present at prize giving at 13h00 on Sunday to receive this prize.

The 2 day package includes 3 meals and a free campsite (bring your own equipment). Or, you can enter the trail runs individually.
The entire Lynford Clover Country Weekend is jam-packed with events – from Go-Cart racing, motorbike enduro riding, a craft market, children’s entertainment andthe legendary Saturday night and delicious country catering the entire weekend. Bring the whole family for a fantastic festive fun weekend.

Pre-entries, available at www.roag.co.za, will close on 3 September. You can also enter on Friday night, from 6-8pm, for the Umko Descent or Sunday for individual Trail Runs between 6:15am and 6:45am.

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St Dominic’s Academy Newcastle Bundu Bash

Individual or teams of 3
Chainsaw: 400m swim/2km run, 20km MTB, 5km run: 9am
Dustbuster: 200m swim/1km run, 10km MTB, 2.5km run: 9:30am
40km MTB: 8am
10km Trail Run: 8:30am
5km Cross Country Walk: 10am
Bundu Buddies (kids under 10): 11am

Gravel and Grasslands.

1400m above sea level, 200m assent.

Bridges, wildlife, single and double tracks, dams, streams and floating bridge.
T-shirts to the first 500 pre-entries. Various Prizes. Goody bags to the first 600 pre-entries and t-shirts to the first 500 pre-entries.

Pre-entries, available on www.roag.co.za, close 22 October 2014. Late entries available on race morning, from 6:30-8:30am.

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Mandela Day Marathon

Starting times: 42.2km: 7am; Marathon Halfway Mark: 21.1km: 6:45am; Howick Sports Grounds: 10km: 7am.

Description: Nelson Mandela made his last speech at Manaye Hall in Imbali in 1961 and was arrested in Howick before being incarcerated at Robben Island for 27 years. Given that there is no one who better personifies the struggle against the then-government’s racist rule than the legendary Mandela, it is for this reason that his historical association with the District Municipality will be coined and immortalized through the Mandela Day Marathon.
Unique fact: This race is a Comrades qualifier.

Pre-entries, available on www.championchip.co.za, close 31 July 2014.

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Duke of York Trail Run

A challenging point-to-point course through the scenic Umsunduzi River Valley, mainly on dirt roads.

The route is ideal for walkers, but not suitable for wheelchairs or prams. Dogs will NOT be permitted, due to the high volume of free roaming game and antelope in the Umsunduzi Valley and Mpushini Conservancy.

Medals will be awarded to all finishers.

Starting times: 16km: 7am; 5km Fun Run: 7:30am.

Pre-enter on 26 October at Collegians Harriers Clubhouse, 381 Boshoff Street, Pietermartizburg, between 2pm and 5pm. Bus tickets will be sold on 26 October, between 2pm and 5pm only. You can also enter on race day, at Bishopstowe Hall, between 5:30am and 6:45am. Enter the 5km on race day, between 6:30am and 7:15am.

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The 11th Mighty Mutter

Entries are by invitation only, but you can contact the race organisers to have your name added to the list.

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Mandela Day Trail Run

Pre-entries, available on www.roag.co.za, close 28 August 2014. No late entries.

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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 14:00, 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.

Pre-entries, available on www.roag.co.za, close TBA.

Eston Colour Run2

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Beach Walk & Trail Run

The race ends at the Beachwood Mangroves. Prizes awarded to First Place in each category as well as a lucky draw. All proceeds go to the North Durban Honorary Offices and the Beachwood Mangroves and Nature Reserve.

R150 voucher to first place in 5km and R250 to first place in the 10km. There will also be a lucky draw.

Starting time: 10km Beach Walk, 10km Trail Run & 5km Beach Walk: 9am.

Contact Varsity College or the race organiser for an entry form and drop it back at Varsity College by 21 August 2014. No late entries.

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5km Walk for Freedom

Pre-entries, available on www.roag.co.za, close 14 August 2014. You can also enter on the day before, from 9am – 4pm or on race morning, from 8-9:30am.

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Weenen Nature Reserve 21km Trail Run

Starting times: 21km; 14km & 7km: 7:30am.

Pre-entries, available on www.roag.co.za, close Thursday 14 August. You can also enter on race morning, from 6-7:15am.

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