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Level 1 – trails are calling, RACE ON at DNT and Ranger Patrol spots available

Trail time at last!

Dear Trail Runners & Walkers,

I think the whole trail community heaved a massive sigh of relief last night as our President eased restrictions on the country. While I think we all agree that an interim Level 2 few weeks ago would have been a nice touch, we will take Level 1 and gladly run with it!

We return to our short course racing from next week, with a line up of 3 events showcasing some of the magnificent sections of our coastline – lush indigenous forest, beautiful shorelines and quiet land lands.

Please join us in celebrating the fundamental gift of movement, as we return to the trails this month!

Sunday 14 March – Rocky Bay Trail, Scottburgh
Sunday 21 March – Blythedale, North Coast
Sunday 28 March – Zululami Seaton, Sheffield

All events have a short (5km), medium (10 – 12km) and long (18 – 20km) course. Batched starts of 100 people per batch, 5min between batches. Long course starts at 6am, medium course at 6:30am and short course at 7am.

See you on the trails,
Andrew, Lauren & the KZNTR Team

To View the KZNTR Calendar:

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DNT - RACE ON!

Talk about lastminute.com but if it means we can host the race you all hoped for and trained for, we will take it!

We have reopened entries until 6 pm on Wednesday, or when entry limits are reached.

Runners will start in batches of 100, 5min between batches. We will publish the batch lists as soon as possible and do our best to accommodate changes through the week.

Thank you all once again for your patience – its been a rollercoaster for us all and we are grafting flat out to bring you a top-class mountain exprience!

See you at Alpine Heath!

Enter DNT:

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Ranger Patrol

Spots are starting to fill up for the Ranger Patrol experiences especially for Manyoni and Somkhanda, the Big 5 Reserves in the line-up. These are unique opportunities not only to experience very special places but also to engage with and contribute to the rangers that look after our wild spaces that are threatened by our human activities in so many ways.

I want to draw some attention specifically to Babanango Game Reserve, which is on its way to becoming a fully-fledged big 5 game reserve. It is one of South Africa’s most interesting community / private partnerships establishing 33 000ha of the game reserve on the banks of the White Imfolozi River and surrounding mountains. Rewilding, restoring and conserving an area of such biodiversity is a far-reaching vision and I am so excited to have the chance to experience it on the ground, first-hand!!

The reserve also has one of the most effective tracking and anti-poaching units around who will give you amazing insight into what it takes to do their demanding jobs!

Remember that by signing up you will be supporting the Rangers Protect (rangerprotect.com) project and the rangers you meet on the ground.

Fact of the day – a ranger looks after the animals & environment and a guide looks after the guests!

Hope you make the choice to come on the Ranger Patrol trail with us!
Andrew

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