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Next up: Coastal Series Blythedale, Golden Gate entries closing and a note from Andrew…

Forest birds and sea air – Coastal Series Blythedale is coming!

Welcome to the second stage of KZNTR’s Coastal Series 2019! The beauty of Blythedale where the trails are shaded, the sea breeze refreshing and the soundtrack a combination of waves and forest bird calls!

A choice of 6km, 12km and 20km, the next coastal challenge will take you through coastal forest, plantations, estuary and mangrove swamps, but don’t underestimate the challenge of the soft sand working your calves!

Although the 20km is a solid test in the often-humid weather, but it is well-rewarded with views throughout the route. The medium and short courses are more welcoming if you’re looking for an “easy” morning out on course. Bring your whole family and soak up the peaceful environment on the 6km route.

With the race village set-up in the heart of the Blythedale Event Bowl, where you can expect fantastic facilities and awesome offerings – drinks, tasty food, sports massages and exciting lucky draw prizes!

The KZNTR KidZone will be available for those too young to get onto the trails.

Will you join in the fun this Sunday, as we take on another coastal challenge?

Event Information

  • Date: 13 October 2019
  • Venue: Event Bowl, Blythedale Coastal Resort
  • Distances: 6km | 12km | 20km
  • Start time: 7:45 am | 7:30 am | 7:00 am
  • Cost: R125 | R165 | R195

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Andrew's Latest Project

I am trying to shift my personal direction in trail running to projects more related to the environment and sustainability. To lead me back to being on the ground, which is something I miss from my earlier days in trail running.

One of these is Ranger Protect, lead by fellow trail runner, Andre Du Toit.

Part of this project is about getting people out into the bush – walking, running, experiencing it on the ground alongside Rangers. The opportunity to help and gain a better understanding of the effort required to perform the roles of rangers and protectors.

The first reece is happening from 22-24 October 2019, and for the FIRST time a slots are being opened to the public to join us. There are only 5 spots are available, and if successful, the experience will become a permanent offering in future.

It’s an exclusive experience taking place in the Manyoni Private Game Reserve. The experience will cost R9500.00 and will include 3 runs/patrols in the Big 5 Reserve, a night in a small tent in the bushveld with basic facilities, and the last night in luxury. Great food, company and vibe while experiencing a Big 5 reserve from the perspective of a ranger.

All funds are allocated to direct expenses and the Ranger Protect project.

Please email me (andrew@kzntrailrunning.co.za) if you are interested.

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Entries closing for WILDSERIES Golden Gate Challenge

It’s almost a week until the KZN Trail Running and WILDLANDS teams will be welcoming participants to the beauty of Golden Gates!

Time has evaporated as we head into the third and final event in the 2019 of the WILDSERIES.

Race entries close at MIDDAY this Friday, 11 October. Meals and accommodation bookings will remain open until Tuesday 15 October.

You still have a chance to be a part of this experience. Here are your options:

  • 3day or 2day run-only entries
    – 3day or 2day tented or self-camping full packages (includes meals)
  • 3day or 2day spectator self-camping / tented options (discounted options for juniors)
  • 3day or 2day spectator meal packages

There is something magical about the atmosphere at Golden Gates Challenge. Because these trails are more than just a race. It’s a lifestyle, a personal challenge and an opportunity to contribute to conservation! Check out the Event Page on Facebook to see how the catering is contributing to conservation, on top of your race entry!

If your heart desires a challenge, we suggest you answer and choose the Golden Gate Challenge 2019!

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