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.

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

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.

Compulsory Equipment:

  • 1L Hydration Pack.
  • Cell phone.

Recommended Equipment:

  • A warm base layer.
  • Waterproof Jacket.

Compulsory Equipment
on Longer Courses

KidZone
in Race Village

Pre-entries close at MIDDAY on 26 July 2019. Late entries available, but R50 surcharge applies (U18s exempt). Race entry includes; entry into Msinsi Nagle Dam and a finishers badge to each participant. 

The 22km & 38km entry also includes a post-race massage and race garment. Race garment available to purchase by 5km & 10km entrants and spectators seperately at R250. Registration from 6:30 am. Walkers welcome on the 5km & 10km course! 

KZNTR Kidzone available for children (2yrs +). Experienced child minders & stimulating games while parents can enjoy the trails! 

Finish line hydration will be available for all runners. Gourmet food and drinks will be available at the Race Village on the day of the event.

Compulsory Equipment: 38km and 20km participants must carry 1L of hydration and a cell phone. A base (warm) layer and waterproof jacket are highly recommended.

Directions

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

From PMB (35 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; 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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Please note that entries for the event and for accommodation are purchased seperately.
Accommodation is limited.
Race Garment and Massages accompany selected Race Entries. Please see event tickets for more details.

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Event Tickets

Details Price Qty
Shirt - Long Sleeve Technicalshow details + R250.00 (ZAR)  
38km (Early Bird; No Shirt)show details + R290.00 (ZAR)  
38kmshow details + R520.00 (ZAR)  
38km (No Shirt)show details + R320.00 (ZAR)  
22kmshow details + R395.00 (ZAR)  
22km (No Shirt)show details + R200.00 (ZAR)  
10kmshow details + R145.00 (ZAR)  
10km (U18)show details + R75.00 (ZAR)  
5kmshow details + R105.00 (ZAR)  
5km (U18)show details + R60.00 (ZAR)  

Accommodation

Details Price Qty
Safari Tents (per night)show details + R1,000.00 (ZAR)  / bundle 
Cottage (per night)show details + R2,300.00 (ZAR)   Sold Out
KZNTR Tented Accommodation (Friday night)show details + R150.00 (ZAR)  
KZNTR Tented Accommodation for Kids (Friday night)show details + R75.00 (ZAR)  
KZNTR Tented Accommodation (Saturday night)show details + R150.00 (ZAR)  
KZNTR Tented Accommodation for kids (Saturday night)show details + R75.00 (ZAR)  
Self Camping (Friday night)show details + R125.00 (ZAR)  
Self Camping for Kids (Friday night)show details + R65.00 (ZAR)  
Self Camping (Saturday night)show details + R125.00 (ZAR)  
Self Camping for Kids (Saturday night)show details + R65.00 (ZAR)  

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