North Coast Ultra

North Coast Ultra

North Coast Ultra

06 November 2021

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Course Details

Distance: 60km

The 60km Ultra Distance takes runners through every type of terrain available on the KZN north coast. Points awarded to the top 25 finishers count towards SA’s premier ultra running series, the South Africa Ultra Trail Series.

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Distance: 30km

30km distance that has technical elements, climbs, a wide range of terrains.  Most of the thrills of the Ultra, in half the distance.

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Distance: 10km

10km of epic coastal forest trails, beach pathways, mangroves and a couple of climbs to get those limbs working.

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Please note that the following equipment is compulsory:

  • Hydration Pack with minimum 3L capacity
  • Suitable Trail Shoes
  • High-calorie food
  • LED Headlamp
  • Whistle
  • GPS tracker/watch
  • Fully charged cell phone
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Two pairs of socks
  • Space blanket
  • Sunscreen

Recommended equipment:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Hat
  • First Aid kit
  • Vaseline or anti-chaffing cream

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Details Price Qty
The Ultrashow details + R1,500.00 (ZAR)  
The Trail Runshow details + R900.00 (ZAR)  
The Explorershow details + R550.00 (ZAR)  

Additional Accommodation

Details Price Qty
Self-camping (Friday night; per person)show details + R170.00 (ZAR)  
Self-camping (Saturday night; per person)show details + R170.00 (ZAR)  
Self-camping (Both nights; per person)show details + R340.00 (ZAR)  

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

*For more information on the rules of the race, runners responsibilities, and equipment that is needed, please click Here. 

Ultra Distance

Trail Diversity

Online Entries and Registration

Entry Opens: Thursday, 08 April 2021
Online Entries Close: Midday on Friday, 05 November 2021

North Coast Ultra

An Ultra Marathon like no other, the North Coast Ultra will take you from coastal trails, onto the beach, through beautiful indigenous forests and plantations, past mangrove swamps and up steep rocky gorges. The fast changing terrain and stunning sea views make this an event not to be missed.

There are 3 distances on offer, to cater to everyone. In addition to the three distances on offer, the N.C.U will host a Trail and Ultra Running exhibition with the presence of some of the biggest retail brands, organisations and experts in the trail and ultra-running world.


Venue: Blythedale Event Bowl, Blythedale

From Pietermaritzburg (ETA 1 hr 45 min) and Durban (ETA 57 min):

  1. From the N2, take Exit 233 towards Stanger, Blythedale, Greytown and turn onto the R74 towards Blythedale.
  2. Follow the R74 for approximately 1.4km and turn left into the Blythedale Event Bowl entrance.
  3. Upon entry, veer to the right and follow the dirt road for ~3km to reach parking for the event.

For a Google Map link, click Here.
For a local map link, click Here.

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