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1000 Hills Challenge

28th July 2019

Course Details

Start time: 8:00 am | Walkers Welcome

Elevation gain: 139 m

Water tables: No tables on the course

The short course cuts through the middle of the dam using an exciting tunnel and runs around the bottom half of the dam.

Course Route and Profile:

*Please note that distances are subject to change depending on route access and safety.

Start time: 7:45 am | Walkers Welcome

Elevation gain: 280 m

Water tables: 1 tables en route

The short course cuts through the middle of the dam using an exciting tunnel and runs around the bottom half of the dam. Runners can expect to see some wildlife like Zebra and Impala in the Msinsi Reserve.

Course Route and Profile:

KZNTR 1000 Hills - 10km Route MapKZNTR 1000 Hills - 10km Elevation Profile

*Please note that distances are subject to change depending on route access and safety.

Start time: 7:30 am

Elevation gain: 808 m

Water tables: 2 tables en route

Compulsory Equipment:

  • 1L Hydration Pack.
  • Cell phone.

Recommended Equipment:

  • A warm base layer.
  • Waterproof Jacket.

Longer courses will circumnavigate the entire dam as well as explore parts of the river above the dam. The longer courses have an adventurous river crossing and steep climbs.

Course Route and Profile:

 

*Please note that distances are subject to change depending on route access and safety.

Start time: 7:00 am

Elevation gain: 1 465 m

Water tables: 3 tables en route

Compulsory Equipment:

  • 1L Hydration Pack.
  • Cell phone.

Recommended Equipment:

  • A warm base layer.
  • Waterproof Jacket.

Longer courses will circumnavigate the entire dam as well as explore parts of the river above the dam. The longer courses have an adventurous river crossing and steep climbs.

Course Route and Profile:

KZNTR 1000 Hills - 38km Route MapKZNTR 1000 Hills - 38km Elevation Profile

*Please note that distances are subject to change depending on route access and safety.

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Short Course

Medium Course

Long Course

Early Bird SpecialRx.00Rx.00Rx.00
Standard PriceRx.00Rx.00Rx.00
Standard Price (U18)Rx.00Rx.00N/A
On the Day Price (Late Entry)Rx.00Rx.00Rx.00
On the Day Price (Late Entry, U18)Rx.00Rx.00N/A

 

Accommodation


Please note that entries for the event and for accommodation are purchased separately. Accommodation is limited.

Race Garment and Massages accompany selected Race Entries. Please see event tickets for more details.

*To view our T’s & C’s, refund and substitution policies and FAQ, please click HERE.

Compulsory Equipment
on Longer Courses

KidZone
in Race Village

Online Entries and Registration

Online entries will open in March with the Early Bird special at 10:00am. Early Bird tickets will be available until midday on Friday. Online entries will close at Midday on Friday, 24 July 2020. Please note that entries will be available on the day of the event but the R50 late entry fee applies (U18s exempt). Registration and late entries will open at 6:30am and close at 7:30am on the day of the event. Please arrive with plenty of time to process your registration.

Race entry includes entry into Msinsi Nagle Dam and a finisher’s badge for each participant. The 20km and 38km race entry also include a post-race massage and race garment. Race garments are available for purchase by 5km & 10km entrants and spectators separately at R250.

Walkers welcome on the 5km and 10km courses! 

Compulsory Equipment 

All runners participating in the 38km and 20km events must carry 1L hydration capacity and a cell phone, at a minimum. A base (warm) layer and a waterproof jacket are highly recommended.

Cupless Water Tables

As KZNTR is moving toward the more ecologically friendly cupless water tables, we ask you to please ensure that you bring your own trail cup, water bottles and/or hydration packs for on-course hydration and refills!

KZNTR KidZone

KZNTR KidZone will be available for Children (2yrs+). Experienced childminders will allow parents to get out and enjoy exhilarating trails by distracting (and watching over) the little ones with stimulating and fun activities at the Race Village.

Facilities

The race village will be set next to Nagle Dam. The race village will have gourmet food and drinks on offer, as well as Trail Shed pop-up store, physiotherapy/sports massage services, and more.  

 

Directions

(do NOT use a gps navigator / Google Maps – these are not accurate through the valley!)

From PMB (45 mins; Hilton side): Travelling South take the Chota Motala off-ramp in Pietermaritzburg and turn left. Go straight and at the third set of robots turn right towards Greytown. At the first robots, turn right into Ohrtmann Rd. Travel straight at the 1st set of robots, turn left into Manning Avenue. Cross the Baynespruit stream and turn left at the 2nd set of robots (Shell Garage on your right). Travel up the hill for ~ 2km and turn right onto the Table Mountain Rd. The turn is sign posted: Table Mountain. Travel straight on this road for about 25km. Continue on straight past the turn-offs to the D1001 and D1026 and then down a steep hill into the uMngeni Valley. Cross the cattle grid into the Msinsi Reserve and continue for another 2km, where the main entrance to Nagle Dam will come up on your left. Follow KZNTR Signage to the Picnic Site.

From PMB (35mins; Durban side): Travelling North on the N3, take the Ohrtmann Road off-ramp in Pietermaritzburg and turn right over the highway. At the second set of robots, turn right into Manning Avenue. Cross the Baynespruit stream and turn left at the 2nd set of robots (Shell Garage on your right). Travel up the hill for ~ 2km and turn right onto the Table Mountain Rd. The turn is sign posted: Table Mountain. Travel straight on this road for about 25km. Continue on straight past the turn-offs to the D1001 and D1026 and then down a steep hill into the uMngeni Valley. Cross the cattle grid into the Msinsi Reserve and  continue for another 2km, where the main entrance to Nagle Dam will come up on your left. Follow KZNTR Signage to the Picnic Site.

From Durban (1hr 10min; NB: Drive via PMB if you are unsure about this route): Travel north of the N3 and take the Cato Ridge off-ramp. Turn right back over the highway onto the R103. Follow the R103 through Cato Ridge and after 3kms turn left into Eddie Hagen Drive. After 3kms on Eddie Hagen Drive turn left (sign posted “Nagle Dam”) and follow this road down into the Valley. Cross the uMsunduzi River at the bottom of the Valley. Follow this tar road for about 10kms. Keep left when the road splits – do not go over the narrow bridge over the Umngeni River- continue on the poor tar road. The main entrance to Nagle Dam will come up on your right.

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