Event Areas Archives: KwaZulu Natal

Chatsworth Freedom Run

Comrades entrants often use this challenging route as a training run.

Starting times: 52km & 25km Run/Walk: 5:30am

Unique Fact: The entire race is run through the residential township of Chatsworth. Between 35km and 40km the route takes runners through Silverglen Nature Reserve, where wildlife can be spotted.

All finishers receive a t-shirt, category winners will receive prizes and there will be lucky draw prizes.

Pre-entries, available at www.topevents.co.za, close on 23 April. Entries are also available at Chatsworth Stadium every Tuesday and Thursday between 6:30pm and 8pm, at Durban Athletic Club, Kingspark Athletic Stadium, every Thursday between 4:30pm and 7pm, and there will be a box provided at the KZN Athletics Office where you can drop your entries. Entries for the 52km close on 26 April and you can enter on Saturday 26 April at the Chatsworth Stadium. You can also enter the 25km on race day, from 4am.

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49th 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 Foundation. The water tables are special. The 52km & 21.1km are all now AIMS certified. Prize money for walkers will increase this year.

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

Pre-entries will available at www.enteronline.co.za and www.ladysmithathleticclub.co.za, close 4 April. You can enter 5km on race day, from 1pm (Friday 11 April, 3pm).

Walkers are welcome.

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Totalsports Ladies Race Durban

The streets of Durban will come alive with excitement on Sunday, 20 July 2014 with thousands of runners joining forces at the Totalsports Ladies Race in celebration of the impending National Women’s Day.

With two fun events to choose from, a 5km run/fun walk and a 10km run/fun walk, the Totalsports Ladies Race is ideal for the whole family, from moms with prams, children, husbands, family and friends.

Charity Support: The 2014 Totalsports Ladies Race supports PinkDrive, a campaign that is committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education, and providing and offering services to women across South Africa. For more information on PinkDrive visit www.pinkdrive.co.za

Early entries, available on www.totalsports.co.za will receive an official race T-shirt, while an event memento will be awarded to all finishers.

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Columbia Trail Run

The Challenge Trail Run comprises a 20km off-road trail run between the start in Pietermaritzburg to the first transition point in Camperdown, while the 10km off-road trail run covers the second half of the route from the Lion Park off ramp from the N3 to Camperdown. From the start near Polly Shorts Spar, athletes are soon diverted off the tar road and onto farm roads and trails heading into the thornveld. At the base of Little Polly’s Valley, athletes will be taken up through Bar Circle Ranch then onwards past the Lion Park hill and round the back of National Chicks before the final section through to the first transition point at Camperdown. 17.5km of the 20km is off-road, taking runners through some spectacular bushveld and nature reserves. While the run may be regarded tough, the beauty of the surroundings soon distracts the athletes from the challenge of the course.

Six water tables are provided approximately every 3km on the route which will supply GU Energy product, coke and water. Athletes must be very aware of maintaining hydration levels – dehydration begins from the start if fluids are not replaced and this can have serious implications later in the race. No personal seconding is permitted on the route although there are a couple of spectator points along the route. A generous three hour time limit is permitted.

START TIME / VENUE
20km Trail Run starts at 07:30 at Polly Shorts, Mkondeni, PMB
10km Trail Run starts at 07:30 at Lion Park off-ramp (just off the road)

Unique fact: First 500 entries or until 1 March 2014 (including MTB and SUP Events) will receive a t-shirt.

Pre-entries, available at www.roag.co.za, close on 3 April.
Registration and late entries on race morning, between 5am and 6:30am.

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Spur KZN Trail Series XL

This is a stand-alone race and these race results do not form part of the Spur KZN Trail Series results.

Starting time: TBC.

ENTRIES OPENING ON WWW.TRAILSERIES.CO.ZA IN AUGUST 2014.

IMPORTANT: Entries are limited and pre-entry online is advisable, as we may not take on the day entries if our capacity is reached.

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Spur KZN Trail Series 4 of 4

The final of four races in this popular short course trail running series.

Whether a novice trail runner, or an experienced campaigner at the top of your game, the Spur Trail Series is your ticket to trail running adventure and rejuvenating running.
With a well-marked long and short course route at each event, there is something for everyone – from kids as young as 6 years to the grand masters.

Starting time: 7:15am.

Run 3 of the 4 long/short courses to compete in the Championship/Challenge and receive a medal. Or, you can take part in just one or two. Category prizes, spot prizes and series cash up for grabs.

ENTRIES OPENING ON WWW.TRAILSERIES.CO.ZA IN AUGUST 2014.

IMPORTANT: Entries are limited and pre-entry online is advisable, as we may not take on the day entries if our capacity is reached. Online entries will close on the Thursday before the event, or when capacity has been reached.

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Spur KZN TS_iSithumba (3)

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Spur KZN Trail Series 3 of 4

The third of four races in this popular short course trail running series.

Whether a novice trail runner, or an experienced campaigner at the top of your game, the Spur Trail Series is your ticket to trail running adventure and rejuvenating running.

With a well-marked long and short course route at each event, there is something for everyone – from kids as young as 6 years to the grand masters.

Starting time: 6:30pm (night race).

Run 3 of the 4 long/short courses to compete in the Championship/Challenge and receive a medal. Or, you can take part in just one or two. Category prizes, spot prizes and series cash up for grabs.

ENTRIES OPENING ON WWW.TRAILSERIES.CO.ZA IN AUGUST 2014.

IMPORTANT: Entries are limited and pre-entry online is advisable, as we may not take on the day entries if our capacity is reached. Online entries will close on the Thursday before the event, or when capacity has been reached.

Spur KZN TS_KennethStainbank (1)

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Spur KZN Trail Series 2 of 4

The second of four races in this popular short course trail running series.

Whether a novice trail runner, or an experienced campaigner at the top of your game, the Spur Trail Series is your ticket to trail running adventure and rejuvenating running.

With a well-marked long and short course route at each event, there is something for everyone – from kids as young as 6 years to the grand masters.

Starting time: 6:30pm (night race).

Run 3 of the 4 long/short courses to compete in the Championship/Challenge and receive a medal. Or, you can take part in just one or two. Category prizes, spot prizes and series cash up for grabs.

ENTRIES OPENING ON WWW.TRAILSERIES.CO.ZA IN AUGUST 2014.

IMPORTANT: Entries are limited and pre-entry online is advisable, as we may not take on the day entries if our capacity is reached. Online entries will close on the Thursday before the event, or when capacity has been reached.

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Spur KZN Trail Series 1 of 4

Whether a novice trail runner, or an experienced campaigner at the top of your game, the Spur Trail Series is your ticket to trail running adventure and rejuvenating running.

With a well-marked long and short course route at each event, there is something for everyone – from kids as young as 6 years to the grand masters.

Starting time: 7:15am.

Run 3 of the 4 long/short courses to compete in the Championship/Challenge and receive a medal. Or, you can take part in just one or two. Category prizes, spot prizes and series cash up for grabs.

ENTRIES OPENING ON WWW.TRAILSERIES.CO.ZA IN AUGUST 2014.

IMPORTANT: Entries are limited and pre-entry online is advisable, as we may not take on the day entries if our capacity is reached. Online entries will close on the Thursday before the event, or when capacity has been reached.

Spur KZN TS_InandaDam (3)

Spur KZN TS_InandaDam (2)The first of four races in this popular short course trail running series.

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The iSimangaliso St Lucia Half Marathon

Photograph: Hendrik Louw

A stunning race in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage site, where you might be able to spot plains game, crocodiles and hippos on your run.

Starting times: 21.1km: 8am; 10: 8:05am & 5km: 8:10am.

Unique Fact: A nice family weekend away, in an area which boasts the best winter weather in the country, and the last 21.1km before Comrades. 30% of your entry fee goes to the iSimangaliso Rare and Endangered Species Fund.

Accommodation discounts, music and promotions, spots prizes and lucky draw prizes. FREE giveaway to Pre-paid pre-entries.

Prize money to category winners. Spot prizes and lucky draws.

Pre-entries, available by contacting 082 854 2522 or visit http://isimangaliso.com/event/isimangaliso-st-lucia-half-marathon-fun-run-powered-usm. Online entries close on 14 May 2014. Late entries will be available by contacting the same person as above, but pre-entries are encouraged.

Walkers, prams and wheelchair users are welcome.

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