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Virtual Winter League – Race 1

05 July 2020

Trail Details

With the success of the Garden Trail and Radius Run Series, and the newfound freedoms out of the lock down, we are excited to announce the new Virtual Winter League – a series of 4 races happening each Sunday for the month of July. This time with a new twist – courses need to be modeled around the beloved WESSA uMngeni Nature Reserve Trails in terms of distance and elevation gain (it is alright if it’s different – but this will be accounted for). So take anew to the trails, get creative and share your experiences with the trail community!

Race 1

Date: Sunday, 05 July 2020
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Official Race Distances: 3km | 5km | 11km | 15km | 21km

Keen for the original source of inspiration or to just getaway for the day? bookings will be available for you to explore the spectacular WESSA trails at a discounted price!

Please be sure to take all the necessary precautions – the lock down may be over but the pandemic is not! Social distancing, face masks and sanitisation are key! For more information on the trails, click on the ‘Trail Information’ tab. Lastly have fun and enjoy!

A LIVE Broadcast will be held at WESSA with Andrew and Lauren at the start of the trail on the KZNTR Facebook page and again at midday to wrap up the mornings events and prize giveaways.

The prizes will include KZNTR vouchers and KZNTR kit. The most creative post (think pictures, videos, aid stations, marshalls, kiddies runs etc.) on the KZN Trail Running Group on Facebook will be in line for the prize. Plus, Overall League Winners will also win a Trail Shoe Voucher for Trail Shed!

As with the Garden Trail and Radius Run Series, badges and digital certificates will be available for all those that participate in 3-4 events. 

For those that will be attending the trails at WESSA uMngeni Nature Reserve, please take note that:

  • Family groups can start together.
  • Individuals must stagger their starts.
  • Social distancing and sanitizing will be practiced at the event.
  • Please be sure to arrive no more than 30min before your event.

Please note that there will be no water tables available on any of the trails.

Trail 1

Distance: 2.66km
Elevation gain: 84.9m

Trail Route and Profile:

KZNTR WESSA uMngeni Trail Jun20 - 3km Course (Directioned) 2020-06-26 V1

Trail 2

Distance: 4.21km
Elevation gain:  124m

Trail Route and Profile:

KZNTR WESSA uMngeni Trail Jun20 - 5km Course (Directioned) 2020-06-26 V1

Trail 3

Distance: 11km
Elevation gain: 380m

Trail Route and Profile:

KZNTR WESSA uMngeni Trail Jun20 - 11km Course (Directioned) 2020-06-26 V1

Trail 4

Distance: 14.3km
Elevation gain: 525m

Trail Route and Profile:

KZNTR WESSA uMngeni Trail Jun20 - 14km Course (Directioned) 2020-06-26 V1

Trail 5

Distance: 21km
Elevation gain: 732m

Trail Route and Profile:

KZNTR WESSA uMngeni Trail Jun20 - 20km Course (Directioned) 2020-06-26 V1

*Please note that routes are subject to change.

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Online Bookings and Check In

Bookings Open: Thursday, 02 July 2020 at 10:00am
Bookings Close: Sunday, 05 July 2020 at 12:00am

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

With virtual races being the new norm – we are happy to introduce the new Virtual Winter Series. Much in the same light as Garden Trail and Radius Run Series, trail blazers can get creative, creating their own course and modelling but this time modeling it the best they can after the trails of WESSA uMngeni Nature Reserve.  Or, alternatively, blazers can experience the very source of inspiration of the wonderfully scenic WESSA uMngeni Valley Nature Reserve – bookings are limited!

Water Tables

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

KZNTR KidZone

There will be no KZNTR KidZone available.

In Association With

Directions:

Venue: 1 Karkloof Rd, Howick

From Pietermaritzburg (ETA 30min) and Durban (ETA 120min):

  1. Travel northbound on the N3.
  2. Take exit 103 and turn right onto the R103.
  3. Follow the R103 for 2 km and turn left onto Main Road.
  4. Follow Main Road for 2 km and turn right onto Karkloof Rd.
  5. Continue straight for 1.1 km and turn right into 1 Karkloof Rd.
For a Google Map link, click Here.