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About Mnweni Marathon

Discover Mnweni Marathon, a trail running adventure set in the wilds between the Royal Natal National Park and the Cathedral Range. Originating in the winter of 2000, this historic event, conceived by trail-running legend Bruce Arnette and Mark Tannian, has grown from just 11 entrants to a peak of 155 in 2021. Experience remote and treacherous terrain, with steep ascents and unpredictable weather, all against the backdrop of magnificent landscapes that keep runners coming back for more. 

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Courses

Marathon Course

Start Time: 6:00am
Distance: 38.28km
Elevation Gain: 2072m
Aid Stations: 3

Compulsory Equipment:
2l Hydration Capacity
Waterproof Jacket
Long Sleeve Thermal
Whistle
Space blanket
Head Torch
Fully Charged Phone
Basic First Aid (min. bandages)
Hat | Beanie | Buff

Cut-off:
10h30 – Base of the Mountain, 17km mark.

Download file: KZNTR Mnweni Marathon May 2024 - 40km Course.gpx
Download file: KZNTR Mnweni Marathon May 2024 - 21km Course.gpx

Long Course

Start Time: 6:30am
Distance: 19.28km
Elevation Gain: 606m
Aid Stations: 2

Compulsory Equipment:
2l Hydration Capacity
Waterproof Jacket
Long Sleeve Thermal
Space blanket
Fully Charged Phone
Basic First Aid (min. bandages)

Medium Course

Start Time: 7:00am
Distance: 11.04km
Elevation Gain: 264m
Aid Stations: 2

Download file: KZNTR Mnweni Marathon May 2024 - 10km Course.gpx

Accommodation

The cultural and hiking center has a vast amount of space letting it’s way to a great self-camping accommodation with some epic views of the Drakensberg Mountain Range as you step out. Dormitories are also available to runners and spectators. The Rondavels are the premium accommodation of the center and are exceptionally limited so be sure to book before they run out. Additional facilities on the premises includes multiple bathroom and shower facilities as well as a communaul kitchen.

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