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DNT Entries Open, Enter Just 1 and the Uitsoek and Lowveld Trails Experience!

48hr Special on DNT 2022 Entries!

The legendary Drakensberg Northern Trail is back on the 5 March 2022 and entries are open with a 48hr special of 15% off!!

Many people who have run this race say that it is one of the most beautiful and challenging marathon races out there.

From the iconic Vulture’s Pass, epic skyline running, vista views, rugged trail, rocky streams and long grass, to steep ascents and descents… this race has many features that make it an adventure of note.

Famously, Andrew is known for choosing routes that head skywards, and the DNT routes are no different – classic mountain running at its finest!

If you aren’t ready for the 40km (part of the Mountain Marathon Series), there are shorter distances to race, all of which access the beautiful mountain landscape of the Drakensberg and have sweeping views of the Amphitheatre and valleys.

Accommodation at the venue is limited, so be quick if you want to have the full DNT experience and stay at the aha Alpine Heath Resort or Greenfire Lodge – book on the DNT website together with your race entry.

5 March 2022
aha Alpine Heath, Northern Drakensberg
40km | 20km | 10km | 6km
R840 | R475 | R145 | R110 (48% discounted prices)

See you in the Berg!

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Uitsoek and Timbavati with KZNTR & Lowveld Trail Co.

The Uitsoek Mountain Marathon is set deep in the Mpumalanga mountains outside Nelspruit, the doorway to the Lowveld. It is rough, it is a serious challenge – some might say it has teeth!! It calls to the core trail community who want something raw and real.

Now you can take raw and real to the next level!!

Following on from the Uitsoek weekend we have organised a four day (three night) wild walking adventure with Lowveld Trails Co. in the renowned Timbavati Game Reserve. The trail will be lead by one of the most experienced and knowledgeable walking guides in the industry, and backed up by KZNTR’s Andrew Booth. “Having done my Trails Guide Assessment with Wayne from Lowveld Trail Co., it was a profound and grounding experience and gave me the example of the type of guide I want to become. I would love to share this experience with some of our runners, who I know are the type of people that this would speak deeply to.”

With only 8 spaces available for the trail, this is the ultimate when it comes to immersion and connecting with nature.
The experience is self-sufficient, and by carrying all your equipment on your back, you’ll enter a completely different world, where you truely become part of nature.

Your guides will set the pace and explore according to your interests, sleeping at pristine sites under the stars each night (no tents) and packing up in the morning to leave no trace.

The Itinerary:
Friday 8 Oct: Arrive at Uitsoek Hut
Saturday 9 Oct: Uitsoek Mountain Marathon
10 Oct: Transfer to Timbavati and commence trail
13 Oct: Return to vehicles and depart

R4950 – Uitsoek Entry into distance of your choice, including tent at Uitsoek, 4 day / 3 night walking trail, excludes catering and transport.
Limited to 8 people.

Take the Wild in you to another level with KZNTR & Lowveld Trail Co!!

For Entries and More Information:

Enter Just 1!

There is no denying it, KZNTR and many other businesses are feeling the effects of the Covid level adjustments. The reality is, our business revolves around people getting together and having a jol out on the trails. We’ve had to make endless changes, wind our operations in and roll with it… And I can’t thank our team enough for the resilience and endurance they have shown through it all!

But the fact is, we are needing help to get through this!
If each of you entered just 1 short-course race from September onward, it would provide us with the critical funding we need to get us through this 3rd forced shutdown!

We’ve opened entries to all of our events through to the end of the year, so please take your pick and help our team out! The added bonus – most of the events have Early Bird Specials running!!

We’re so thankful for the relationship we have with our runners. You helped us through 2020 and when we get through this patch, we will have races galore – check out our stacked calendar and take your pick!

There are many more trails to be run and fun to be had out there. So please support us and Enter Just 1!!”