Howick Trail Run

01 March 2020

Course Details

Start time: 7:45 am | Walkers Welcome
Distance: 5 km
Elevation gain: 107 m
Water tables: 1 table en route

Course Route and Profiles:

*Please note that courses are subject to change.

Start time: 7:30 am | Walkers Welcome
Distance: 10km
Elevation gain: 235 m
Water tables: 2 tables en route

Course Route and Profile:

Please note that courses are subject to change.

Start time: 7:00 am
Distance: 20 km
Elevation gain: 499 m
Water tables: 2 tables en route

Course Route and Profile:

*Please note that courses are subject to change.

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Early Bird SpecialR90.00R130.00R160.00
Standard PriceR110.00R150.00R190.00
Standard Price (U18)R50.00R70.00N/A
On the Day Price (Late Entry)R160.00R200.00R240.00
On the Day Price (Late Entry, U18)R50.00R70.00N/A

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in Race Village

Experience the phenomenally scenic views and beautiful trails of this homeland paradise. Beginning at the Karkloof Farmers’ Market, the Howick Trail Run will take runners through the SAPPI forests and grasslands which are not overly technically and serves as a great starting point for novices/kids as well as a chance for the more experienced trail blazers to test their speed.

Online Entries and Registration

Online entries will be opening soon with Early Bird Tickets. Early Bird tickets will be available until Friday, 7 February 2020 at 12:00 pm. Online entries will close at Midday on Friday, 28 February 2020. Please note that entries will be available on the day of the event but at a R50 surcharge (U18s exempt). Registration and late entries will open at 6:00 am and close at 7:30 am on the day of the event. Please arrive with plenty of time to process your registration.


KZNTR KidZone will be available in the race village for children (2yrs+). Experienced childminders will supervise and entertain your children while you enjoy the trails. Juice and water will be provided by KZNTR for your children. Please pack food and snacks and appropriate clothing for your children for the duration of your run. 

Cupless Waterless Tables

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: Karkloof Farmers’ Market, Howick.

From Pietermaritzburg (ETA 33 min) and Durban (ETA 1 hr 20 min):

  • Travel northbound on the N3.
  • Take exit 103 and turn right onto the R103.
  • Follow the R103 for 2km and turn left onto Main Road.
  • Follow Main Road for 2km and turn right onto Karkloof Rd.
  • Continue straight for 6.0km and turn right into Karkloof Farmers’ Market.
For a Google Map link, click Here.

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All the gear you’ll need for your next trail expedition. Available online from Trail Shed.