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Port2Port

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Race Info

Start time: 5:00 am – 10.00am (Rolling Start)

Start Venue: Port St Johns

Cut-Off Time: 6:00 am, 9 February

Water tables: 6 tables en route

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Start time: 9:00 am, 8 February

Start Venue: Mbotyi

Cut-Off Time: 6:00 am, 9 February

Water tables: 4 tables en route

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Start time: 15:30 pm

Start Venue: Msikaba

Cut-off Time: 6:00 am, 9 February

Water tables: 2 tables en route

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Start time: 8:00 am

Start Venue: Mtentu

Cut-off Time: 6:00 am, 9 February

Water tables: 1 table en route

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Start Time: 17:30 pm

Start Venue: Port Edward

Cut-off Time: 20:00 pm, 8 February

Water tables:  no tables en route

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  • 2L Hydration Pack.
  • Thermal Underlayer.
  • Waterproof Outerlayer.
  • Emergency Blanket.
  • Basic First Aid – Bandages.
  • Cellphone.

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The original Wild Coast ultra-endurance event was inadvertently hosted 500 years ago with the wreck of the Sao Joao* near Port Edward. Of the 120 survivors (from an initial crew of 600) only 25 made it back to the outpost of Maputo; to be clear that’s 25 finishers, 95 DNF and 480 DNS – an attrition rate far too low to be a qualifying race for the modern-day Western States 100. The lonely survivors, in their defence, did not have access to our performance gels and bars and resorted to snacking on the local crabs and a leather boot as their main form of nutrition.

Port2Port, a single-stage 100km footrace, follows a marked route across the remote Wild Coast between Port St. Johns and Port Edward. In addition to the Ultra, several “shorter” distances (70km, 45km, 20km and 5km) are available to allow runners of varying capabilities to experience this breath-taking forgotten wilderness.

Much like the local Ghost crabs, participants will need to strategically negotiate the ocean tides, sand dunes, estuaries, and river crossings, leaving their footprints on this wild terrain, at least until the tide clears them away again.

Entry Information

Entries close at MIDDAY on Friday, 7th February. Late entries will be available on the day for only the 5km event but at a R50 surcharge (U18’s exempt). Please note that race tickets do not include accommodation or shuttles.

KidZone

KZN Trail Running 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 KZN Trail Running 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!

Preliminary Course Map

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