PheZulu Trail Run

21 June 2020

Trail Details

With the recent changes to our lives due to Covid, we have had to come up with new ways of bringing the community closer to the trails. A way that keeps us all safe, ensures good health while bringing you a quality trail experience.

So this is our first attempt at it and we think we will get it right. The exact best practise and protocol is still going to be fine tuned and further developed, but the aim is to be able to keep running on the trail but avoid gathering in a crowd.

Like everyone else we don’t know what the situation will be come the 21st of June. But we have to put a peg in the ground and aim for it. We ask you to sign up and be part of this new way of running KZN’s best trails.

Start times: 6:30 – 9:00am – 200 runners dispersed

Runners will now be allocated starting times for their races by KZNTR. Each person will be able to select which distance they’d like to run/walk along with a preferred starting time. KZNTR will try and accommodate you as best as possible but preferred starting times are not guaranteed.

However priority registrants will be given first preference on a first come first serve basis. Starting times will be sent out 14 days after race entries open after which available slots will be advertised. We will run a very tight schedule around arrivals and dentures at the venue. This protocol is still being developed and will be very carefully communicated to those doing the trail beforehand.

So you want to ensure you run with the family and/or friends and your trail group? Create a group name of your choice and share it. Then fill it in to the entry form when entering. This will allow us to cater for you as a small starting group. Your group should agree on a starting time before buying a tickets. You don’t have to run the same distance. There will be rules and restrictions around how to wait for other people still on course.

Leave this blank if you are a solo runner/walker.

*Please note that for a valid priority start, all members of a group need to have a priority start entry.

You will be required to arrive at the Check In desk 10 minutes BEFORE your starting time. We are trying to arrange a warm-up and warm-down area but this will come into our final protocol. Once you and/or your group have arrived, you will be scanned in and begin running within a few minutes. There will be no spectators nor any early arrivals allowed at the race venue. Late entries are an impossibility. The key is to maintain a low numbers and excellent hygiene in the starting and finishing area.

There are 3 types of ticket available for this trail. There is no difference in the pricing between distances in this particular event. You can either pay a premium to guarantee your start time, or get in early at save, or purchase a standard ticket which does not guarantee your start time preference.

Priority Start
Limited entries: 30 available for purchase.

Priority start runners will be given first preference to when they would be able to start. This will work on a first come first serve basis, with the later entry being allocated into the closest next start time.

Early Bird
Limited entries: 30 available for purchase.

Early bird entries are sold to the first 30 people choosing this option. Please note that these entries count as a regular entry and do not include a priority start.

Regular Entries
Limited entries: 140 available for purchase.

Regular entries are standard race entries. Preferred starting times can be given but are not guaranteed. Start times will first be given to Priority entrants and will then be given on a first come first serve basis thereafter.

*We are not offering any discounted entries to U18’s due to the limited size of the field.


Distance: 5km
Elevation gain: 400m
Water tables: None

Course Route and Profile:

KZNTR PheZulu Trail Run Jun20 - 5km Course Route (Directioned)KZNTR PheZulu Trail Run Jun20 - 5km Course Profile

*Please note that routes are subject to change.

Distance: 9km
Elevation gain: 621m
Water tables: None

Course Route and Profile:

KZNTR PheZulu Trail Run Jun10 - 9km Course Route (Directioned)KZNTR PheZulu Trail Run Jun20 - 9km Course Profile

*Please note that routes are subject to change.

Distance: 18km
Elevation gain: 1104m
Water Tables: None

Course Route and Profile:

KZNTR PheZulu Trail Run Jun20 - 17 Course Route (Directioned)KZNTR PheZulu Trail Run Jun20 - 17km Course Profile

*Please note that routes are subject to change.

In the case that the PheZulu Trail Run has to be postponed, runners entries will be credited and will be able to use that credit at a later date for when entries reopen or for any other standard KZNTR trail.

Book Here

If you would like to enter the event, select a slot below and purchase tickets to what is still available.











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

New Trail

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1000 Hills

Online Bookings and Check In

Bookings Open: Friday, 17 April 2020 at 04:00pm
Bookings Close: When Full, or Tuesday, 09 June 2020 at Midday

On the day runners/hikers: Please note that there will strictly not be any participants available due to the new format and limited bookngs

Water Tables

Please note that there will be no water tables available at this event. it is compulsory to carry your own hydration. Recommendations to come.


There will be no KZNTR KidZone available.

In Association With


Venue: PheZulu Safari Park, Botha’s Hill

From Pietermaritzburg (ETA 38min):

  1. Travel southbound on the N3 and take Exit 43
  2. Turn left onto Mr385 Rd and make an immediate right into Meadway Rd
  3. Follow for ~2km and turn left onto Thousands Hill Dr
  4. Travel for ~3km and turn right onto Old Main Rd
  5. Follow Old Main Rd for ~4.1km and PheZulu Safari Park will be on the left

From Durban (ETA 35min):

  1. Travel northbound on the N3
  2. Take Exit 17 for the M13
  3. Follow the M13 for ~12.8km and take Exit 28
  4. Turn right onto the R103
  5. Travel on the R103 for ~9.6km and PheZulu Safari Park will be on the right
For a Google Map link, click Here.