“The Big 6” – KZNTR’s Premiere trail running experiences!

Make 2018 the year of ultra-special trail memories. The “Big 6” are KZNTR’s premiere events that will be sure to deliver memories that will be fondly recalled for years to come. Put them on your Bucket List!


Drakensberg Northern Trail

The first Skymarathon of the year. Set in the spectacular northern Drakensberg; this stunning location provides unrivalled sweeping views over KZN, the Freestate and the vast Sterkfontein Dam. 6km, 10km, 20km and 40km events make this perfect for the whole family.

Date: 24 March 2018

Venue: Oliviershoek (border of KZN and Freestate)

Distances: 6km, 10km, 20km, 40km

More info & entries: https://drakensbergsky.wordpress.com/


Isimangaliso Trail Challenge

Truly the experience of a lifetime – this staged event will have you running amongst the Big 5 in a World Heritage Site.

Date: 29 June – 01 July 2018

Venue: iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KZN

Distances: Stage 1 – 6km, Stage 2 – 37km/20km, Stage 3 – 38km/16km

More info & entries: http://isimangalisotrailchallenge.co.za/


Kruger2Canyon Challenge

Experience it all in this stage race! From bushveld teeming with game (all of the Big 5, except buffalo) to the soaring extreme northern Drakensberg mountains.

Date: 13 – 15 July 2018

Venue: Kampersrus, Hoedspruit, Limpopo

Distances: Stage 1 – 42km/26km, Stage 2 – 28km/18km

More info & entries: http://kruger2canyonchallenge.co.za/


1000 Hills Challenge

An iconic trail run in KwaZulu Natal will see you exploring the myriad 1000 Hills around Nagle Dam, and includes routing through the dam wall tunnel!

Date: 29 July 2018

Venue: Nagle Dam, KZN

Distances: 5km, 10km, 20km 38km

More info & entries: https://www.kzntrailrunning.co.za/event/1000-hills-challenge-2/



This 100 miler has quickly gained almost cult status and going into its second year is will be bigger and better and sure to attract a star studded field. Set in the beautiful Karkloof valley, this is an event that, with the proper preparation, can be accessible to any runner or walker.

Date: 21 – 23 September 2018

Venue: Yard 41, Howick, KZN

Distances: 50 miles, 100 miles

More info & entries: http://karkloof100.co.za/


Lesotho Ultra Trail

The spectacular Maluti mountain range is the setting for LUT with the world famous Maliba Mountain Lodge the start/finish venue for this, the final Skymarathon of the year.

Date: 24 November 2018

Venue: Maliba Lodge, Lesotho

Distances: 38km, 50km

More info & entries: http://www.lesothoultratrail.com/


Are you excited yet?!