Christmas Trail @ Barn Owl

Christmas Trail @ Barn Owl

17 December 2022

Course Details

Located at the well known Ground Cover Leather factory & shop in Curry’s Post, the Barn Owl has become legendary in its own right.

Designed by owner, Ryan Solomon, the café has won awards and although we don’t profess to be coffee snobs, we can see why!!

The alchemy of sublime coffee, locally sourced and delicious food, gorgeous setting and inspiring design really make this café something special!
But that’s not all…

It became a refuge for KZNTR post-lockdown where we first started facilitating trails and the 5km, 10km and 15km routes were known to be beautiful but with a bit of a bite…just how we like it!!

So come celebrate the end of another crazy year. Run some epic trails, eat some delicious food and lets be merry!
Festive attire encouraged, but not compulsory…

Start: 07:00am
Elevation Gain: 179m
Water tables: 1 table on route.

Course Route and Profile: 

KZNTR The Barn Owl Jun20 - 5km Course and Profile (Directioned) 2020-06-12 V1

*Please note that routes are subject to change.

Start: 06:30am
Elevation gain: 329m
Water tables: 2 tables on route.

Course Route and Profile:

KZNTR The Barn Owl Jun20 - 10km Course and Profile (Directioned) 2020-06-12 V1

*Please note that routes are subject to change.

Start: 06:00am
Distance: 15km
Elevation Gain: TBC
Water Tables: 2 tables on route.

Course Route and Profile: TBC

*Please note that routes are subject to change.

Entries TBA

Details Price Qty
Short Course (Early Bird)show details + R115.00 (ZAR)   Goes On Sale
Medium Course (Early Bird)show details + R155.00 (ZAR)   Goes On Sale
Long Course (Early Bird)show details + R190.00 (ZAR)   Goes On Sale
Short Courseshow details + R125.00 (ZAR)   Goes On Sale
Short Course (U18)show details + R60.00 (ZAR)   Goes On Sale
Medium Courseshow details + R170.00 (ZAR)   Goes On Sale
Medium Course (U18)show details + R80.00 (ZAR)   Goes On Sale
Long Courseshow details + R205.00 (ZAR)   Goes On Sale

Uzwelo Bag Donations

The Uzwelo and Expand a Sign initiative are seeking to make a difference by contributing school bags to LIV Village, Mcoseleli and the local communities. If you would like to donate, please see below:

Details Price Qty
Donate an Uzwelo Bag (with Poncho)show details + R220.00 (ZAR)  
Purchase an Uzwelo Bag (with Poncho)show details + R220.00 (ZAR)  

Short Course

Medium Course

Long Course

Early Bird Special R115.00 R155.00 R190.00
Standard Price R125.00 R170.00 R205.00
Standard Price (U18) R60.00 R80.00 N/A
On the Day Price (Late Entry) R175.00 R220.00 R255.00
On the Day Price (Late Entry, U18) R60.00 R80.00 N/A

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

Timed Event


Online Entries and Registration

Entry Opens:  TBA
Early Bird Entries Close: Midday, Friday,  25 November 2022
Online Entries Close: Midday on Friday, 16 December 2022

Late Entries: 05:30am – 06:50am on the day of event
R50 additional charge applies to late entries (U18’s Exempt).

Set in the beautiful midlands and positioned to have amazing views of the valley, The Barn Owl is the next new and exciting addition to the KZNTR trails with up to 15km of trails for runners and hikers alike to explore.  It is a family friendly venue and has excellent reviews for their coffees and servings and will provide the perfect getaway.

Sit down and Takeaway Meals and Coffee

The Barn Owl Cafe is a finalist in the Coffee Magazine Cafe of the Year Awards so make the most of your time in the midlands and stay for a coffee or a meal. Bookings are recommended and takeaway meals and coffee’s are available.

Cupless Water Tables

As KZNTR 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!


Please note that there will be no KZNTR KidZone available at this event.

In Association With


Venue: The Barn Owl, Currys Post Road, Howick

From Howick (ETA 20min):

  • Travel north bound on Main Rd.
  • Turn right onto Curry’s Post Rd (Howick Medical Center will be on the left).
  • Travel for approximately 12km and The Barn Owl will appear on the left.
Click Here for a link to Google Maps.

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