Charting the waters through the 3rd Wave
Dear Trail Runners and Walkers,
As you well know by now, as a member of SAAMES, we have a permit to operate under Covid Alert Levels 1 & 2. While we were expecting some tightening by the President, we did not expect the Level 3 Announcement, so it came as a big blow to us and many other affected industries.
However, we all know the hill has to end somewhere, so we are re-working our calendar (again) and have managed to avoid cancelling pretty much all races… – please see below;
Updated Race Calendar
31 July – Ingeli Mountain Marathon (limited to 100 people)
7 and 8 August – Karkloof Camp (limited to 100 people)
15 August – Soutpansberg Mountain Marathon (limited to 100 people)
22 August – Umgeni River Run (limited to 100 people)
29 August – Rocky Bay (limited to 100 people)
4 and 5 September – Kruger to Canyon
5 September – 1000 Hills Challenge
12 September – Howick Trail Run
18 September – SLF Race
24 – 26 September – Karkloof Trail Series
3 October – Blythedale Trail
9 October – Uitsoek Mountain Marathon
16 October – Table Mountain Trail Run
17 October – Rocky Bay Trail Run
23 October – Liv Village Race
24 October – Wessa Trail Run
31 October – Zululami / Seaton Trail Run
6 November – North Coast Ultra
14 November – Honey Trails
20 November – Inanda Dam
28 November – Lions River Trail
4 December – Drakensberg Trail Festival
12 December – Christmas Trail
Please note that if the lockdown level is lowered earlier than expected, we will increase the limit for our events.
We are working on updating the website as per the above.
The Spring Mnweni has unfortunately been cancelled – we will liasie with all entrants via email tomorrow.
Entries will be automatically transferred to the new date. However, if you are not able to make the new date, we are more than happy to transfer your entry to another event of your choice, or alternatively, issue you with a credit voucher that will be valid for a year from the date of issue.
Please understand that cash refunds are very difficult during these times.
In light of the Covid developments, we have been working on some really exciting, covid-friendly Trail Experiences that will keep you on the trails and the gees up! We will be launching these early next week, so keep an eye on your inbox and our social media channels!
You may have seen that the Karkloof Trail Series Marathon has been postponed this weekend, but you can still come and run some phenomenal trails, have a chat and a braai at the club on Saturday.
And of course, you can support us by purchasing the gorgeous new KZNTR long-sleeve shirt (see below).
Orders will stay open for the next few weeks, but those completed and paid for by Sunday 20 June will be produced in the first run (production starting next week).
So if you want to sport your trail swag soonest, get your order in asap!
So often it is you, our participants, half-way up some lonely hill that wasn’t mentioned in the race briefing, hurting, wondering when it will be over and if you have what it takes to get to the finish line. Through Covid, the shoe has been on the other foot. Except the hill we (KZNTR) have been on is not lonely – the trail community has been lined up alongside us, ringing bells, high-fiving and cheering for us to keep slogging on.
And so we will!!
Stay safe and see you on the trails,
The KZNTR Team