KZNTR’s longest standing “Big 6” event

Dear Trail Runners & Walkers,

The 1000 Hills Challenge is one of our longest standing premier events. Having been running for years before we even conceptualized the “Big 6”, it was a no brainer that it would join the prestigious group to complete this line up of bucket list experiences.
Over the years it has attracted a cult following with participants returning each year to revel in the beauty and challenge of this unique trail event which explores the magnificent terrain of the Valley of a Thousand Hills around Nagle Dam. Last year it boasted the biggest field of participants in a Big 6 event and this year looks set to achieve similar bragging rights.

Taking place at the stunning Msinsi Nagle Dam just 40 minutes from Pietermaritzburg, it is the most accessible of the premier events, in terms of location, distances offered and event infrastructure. Participants can choose from 5, 10, 20 and 38km, the 5km having being introduced 2 years ago with the intention of opening up the event to a wider range of trail enthusiasts, and together with the 10km is well suited for most abilities and fitness levels of both runners and walkers.

The 38km has a well-deserved reputation for being a real tester. Trail warriors can expect a good dose of hills and technical variety, but the effort is well worth the reward of the achievement! Not to mention the sheer, raw beauty of the valley.
There is a variety of on-site accommodation available; a self-catering cottage, glamping safari tents, and camping are now available on the Island on the dam for a weekend retreat and roll-out-of-bed to the start line vibes!

See you on the trails,
Andrew, Lauren and the KZNTR Trail Team

Event Infomation

  • Venue: Nagle Dame Picnic Site
  • Date: Sunday, 29 July 2019
  • Events: 5km | 10km | 20km | 38km
  • Start times: 08:00am | 07:45 am | 07:30 am | 07:00 am

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Eston Trail Run - Entries Open

Part of the Nedbank Eston Show and incorporating Tala Private Game Reserve, the Eston Trail Run takes place on Sunday 25 August and will soak up the atmosphere of the well known farming community, bringing adventure and loads of excitement.
Explore the surrounding farmland and bushveld, as well as the sugar cane plantations dinstinct to the area. The longer routes traverse through the Tala game reserve giving participants a chance to take in the spectacular views. Be on the lookout for kudu, giraffe, wildebeest and eland! 

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The Inaugural Pondo Trail is underway

Huge excitement accompanies the announcement that Pondo Trail 2019 is officially underway!
A group of intrepid adventurers departed The Estuary Hotel in Port Edward this morning and will make their way along the spectacular Wild Coast to the finish at Port St. Johns (103kms in three stages) over the next three days as part of the Pondo Coaser experience.
The Pondo Ultra athletes set off at 2am on Saturday 1 June and will undertake the entire distance in one go!
Follow the action on the Pondo Trail Facebook page Here, there will also be awesome updates on Twitter and Instagram.

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