WESSA Christmas Evening Run

07 December 20189

Course Details

Start time: 5:45pm | Parents join in the fun with your little ones!

The Santa Dash is a free, fun, 1km run, with participants escorted by Santa’s most trusted helpers, and a surprise milk and cookie treat at the end.

Start time: 6:00 pm | Walkers Welcome

Distance: 5 km

Elevation gain: 128 m

Water tables: no water tables on route

A Short Course with a bit of a challenge. Nothing like trailing through the upper reaches  of the uMngeni Tributary to start of the December Festivities.

Course Route and Profile:

KZNTR WESSA Trail Run Apr19 - 5km Course RouteKZNTR WESSA Trail Run Apr19 - 5km Course Profile

*Please note that distances are subject to change depending on route access and safety.

Start time: 6:00 pm | Walkers Welcome

Distance: 12 km

Elevation gain: 388 m

Water tables: 2 tables on route.

This medium course traverses the well-known Black Eagle Trail – a favorite of Andrew and Lauren’s!

Course Route and Profile:

KZNTR WESSA Trail Run Apr19 - 12km Course RouteKZNTR WESSA Trail Run Apr19 - 12km Course Profile

*Please note that distances are subject to change depending on route access and safety.

Headlamps are compulsory for the 12km run and recommended for the 5km run.

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Details Price Qty
Santa Dashshow details + R0.00 (ZAR)   Goes On Sale
October 28, 2019
6km (Early Bird)show details + R95.00 (ZAR)   Goes On Sale
October 28, 2019
6km (Early Bird, U18)show details + R50.00 (ZAR)   Goes On Sale
October 28, 2019
12km (Early Bird)show details + R130.00 (ZAR)   Goes On Sale
October 28, 2019
12km (Early Bird, U18)show details + R60.00 (ZAR)   Goes On Sale
October 28, 2019
6kmshow details + R105.00 (ZAR)   Goes On Sale
December 6, 2019
6km (U18)show details + R60.00 (ZAR)   Goes On Sale
December 6, 2019
12kmshow details + R145.00 (ZAR)   Goes On Sale
December 6, 2019
12km (U18)show details + R75.00 (ZAR)   Goes On Sale
December 6, 2019

*To view our T’s & C’s, refund and substitution policies and FAQ, please click HERE.


in Race Village

This year will mark the 3rd annual Christmas Trail Run at the uMngeni Valley Nature Reserve with WESSA. This reserve on the edge of the Howick Falls is a true gem, rarely explored, but breath-takingly scenic! Single track hugging the edge of the valley with thick bushveld, aloes and game as spectators.

Bring along the christmas spirit by playing dressing up. A prize for the most festive attire will be awarded on the evening. Extra points will be awarded to those who have flare, and most importantly, flashing lights.

After both events stay for dinner, enjoy the fun whilst we celebrate a fantastic year of trail adventures.

Prices include R50 entry fee per person to explore and experience the reserve.

Pre-entries will close MIDDAY on Friday, 6th December. Late entries will be available on the day of the event but at a R50 surchage fee (U18s exempt). Registration from 4.30 pm. Please be sure to arrive with plenty of time to process your registration

KZNTR KidZone will be available for Children (2yrs+). Experienced childminders will allow parents to get out and enjoy exhilarating trails by distracting (and watching over) the little ones with stimulating and fun activities at the Race Village.

If you are doing either the 5km or 12km, but would like to do the Santa Dash with your kids, please ensure that you are ready to start as soon as you get back from the “Dash”! 

Self camping is available at WESSA uMngeni Valley at R100pppn. Why not make a weekend of it!?

Contact them directly to book: reservations@wessa.co.za or 033 330 3931.

As KZNTR is moving toward the more ecologically friendly cupless water tables, we ask you to please ensure that you bring your own trail cup, water bottles and/or hydration packs for on course hydration and refills!


Venue: WESSA Umngeni Nature Reserve, Howick.

  • From Durban (± 1hr 15min) and Pietermaritzburg (± 29min) take the N3 northbound and take Exit 99.
  • At the stop street, turn right into Boston Rd/R617 and continue straight for 1.6km.
  • At the robots (There will be a Shell garage on the left-hand side), continue straight onto Main Rd and continue for 3.9km.
  • Nearing the end of this distance, you will cross over a bridge, you will pass two sets of robots.
  • At the third set of robots (there will be a Supa Quick outlet directly ahead), turn right onto Karkloof Rd.
  • Follow for 1.1km and turn right (there will be an “Umgeni Valley” signpost) and enter the Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve.
Click Here for a link to Google Maps.

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