Hatching plans, Uitsoek opens, MMS date changes


Mountain Marathon Series is still taking place – just a little later…
We know many participants are eager to return to the mountains, for many some of these events will be a first.

The new official start of the Mountain Marathon Series (MMS) will now be at the Kruger2Canyon Challenge on 4- 5 July 2020. Both the Drakensberg Northern Trail and Mnweni Marathon will now be shifted to the second half of the year, where we are hopeful that the COVID-19 situation is under control.

New MMS dates:

  • Kruger2Canyon Challenge: 4 – 5 July 2020 (Official start of the series)
  • Mnweni Marathon (Spring): 5 September 2020
  • Uitsoek Mountain Marathon: 10 October 2020
  • Lesotho Ultra: 31 October 2020
  • Drakensberg Northern Trail: 05 December 2020 (Official end of the series)

All race entries and accommodation bookings remain valid for the new dates of Drakensberg Northern Trail and Mnweni Marathon. We will contact all participants with the new dates.

All entries processed for the above events stand and are automatically transferred to the new date.

Full series entries are now available again at a very reasonable entry fee.

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Uitsoek is Uitsoek!

Thanks to the few people who have entered Uitsoek on its opening 48hr special so far, thanks you are keeping us in business! The special ends tomorrow at 10am. Our income has obviously dried up pretty quickly so we very much appreciate those showing support right now. To give you a little bit more confidence when entering please know that your entry fees will never be lost, but credited should things change. We’ll need some extra special help if we are not through this by October!

In the meantime……our hearts, mind and feet yearn to return to the wild – where it’s just you, your trail and the mountains.

Entries for Uitsoek Mountain Marathon have opened with a 10% discount off all entries until 10am on Saturday 28 March 2020.


Date – 10 October 2020
Dustances – 40k, 20k, 10k, 5k
Venue – Uitsoek Hiking Trail, Mpumalanga (30 mins from Nelspruit)

Here’s what awaits you:

  • Lush indigenous forest
  • Quiet pine plantations
  • High altitude (2000m – we’re not kidding!) mountain grasslands
  • Wondrous waterfalls
  • Community around a campfire (solving the world’s problems)

We know that these are strange times and the questions are plenty. But, if you want to commit you can do so with some peace of mind! If things change, your credit will remain valid until you feel comfortable enough to get back out onto the trails.

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Post lockdown, where to from here?
After the Presidential address on Monday, many businesses, societies, communities and families have been pushed into the whirlpool of unknown.
Yes, it is going to impact many of us heavily, with many unanswered questions and for many of us, we have no choice but to turn into survival mode.
So, what do we do? Where do we begin? How do we start picking up the pieces?
So many questions, not many answers…

This is the time we learn to adapt, to overcome and to rework ourselves.
The KZNTR Family have been brainstorming for a way forward once we exit the “Lockdown” period. The plan is to reformat our events, to work with the restrictions placed on public gatherings. The goal is to bring the community closer to what we all love – the freedom and beauty of trails.

So, here’s what we are thinking about bringing to you when we can:

• A trail experience – pure trails, no frills and no fuss with take away food options.
• No crowding, limited numbers
• We’re gonna batch it with runners and walkers starting over a few hours– individuals, pairs, groups of 4, 6, maybe up to 8.
• Keeping it basic – no “traditional” race village, no spectators, no kids zone.

We are eager to hear your thoughts and ideas, to help YOU get closer to you love. Leave your comments here or email us on info@kzntrailrunning.co.za.

We’re looking ahead to the new horizon, adapting to the times but keeping what we love alive! Obviously, we hope to return to our full and vibey events, but we don’t know how long that may take. Please know that any entries you complete during this period will be credited if the event is further postponed.