‘Coedmore Castle’ is a historic building dating back to 1875 situated within the green lung of the Kenneth Stainbank Ezemvelo/KZN Wildlife Nature Reserve in Yellowwood Park, and is a magnificent setting! Although the Castle has been left to the State, the family has retained responsibility for its management and upkeep.
The family has worked with the Wildlife authorities to develop both running and MTB trails within the Reserve and these are now well established as some of the finest trail routes within easy reach of greater Durban.
The event will offer three courses: an accessible 5km run / walk; a challenging 10km run for more experienced athletes and a long course of +/- 15km which will take in areas of the Reserve not normally run in and will be technically challenging.
Some of the proceeds from the race will go towards both Ezemvelo / KZN Wildlife for allowing us to use their trails and also towards the upkeep of the Castle.
Pre-entries close at MIDDAY on Friday, 28th September. Late entries will be available on the day of the event but at a R50 surcharge (U18’s exempt)
Registration and late entries will open at 6:00am through to 7:30am. Please 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.
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!
From Pietermaritzburg, follow the N3 southbound to Durban. Take exit 161, following the signboards for Port Sheptone, to get onto the N2. Follow the N2 for approx. 4.2km and take exit 161 for M7/Edwin Swales Vc Drive. At the robots, turn left to get on Soloman Mahlangu Dr. At the first set of robots, turn right onto Wakesliegh Rd. Take the first left onto Clifview Rd (The Christian Fellowship Church will be on the left). Follow for 1.1km and turn left onto Sarnia Rd (there will be a bridge on the right hand side). Continue on Sarnia rd and turn right at the second set of robots over the bridge onto Coedmore Rd. Follow for 1.1km and keep right at the fork to get onto Coedmore Avenue. Continue on this road for 1km and Kenneth Stainbank will be on the right hand side (Keep an eye out for signposts) at 90 Coedmore Avenue.