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WESSA uMngeni Trail Run

30 June 2019

Course Details

Distance: 5 km

Start time: 7:45 am | Walkers Welcome

Elevation gain: 128 m

Water tables: no tables en route.

The Short Course is not without its challenges, into the upper reaches of an uMngeni tributary.

Course Route and Profile:

KZNTR WESSA Trail Run Apr19 - 5km Course RouteKZNTR WESSA Trail Run Apr19 - 5km Course Profile

*Please note that distances are subject to change depending on route access and safety.

Distance: 12 km

Start time: 7:30 am | Walkers Welcome.

Elevation gain: 388 m

Water tables: 2 tables en route.

Medium Course traverses the Black Eagle trail, a favorite of Andrew & Lauren’s!

Course Route and Profile:

KZNTR WESSA Trail Run Apr19 - 12km Course RouteKZNTR WESSA Trail Run Apr19 - 12km Course Profile

*Please note that distances are subject to change depending on route access and safety.

Distance: 23 km

Start time: 7:00 am.

Elevation gain: 854 m

Water tables: 3 tables en route.

The Long Course will explore the clifftops and valley bottoms of the reserve.

Course Route and Profile:

KZNTR WESSA Trail Run Apr19 - 20km Course RouteKZNTR WESSA Trail Run Apr19 - 20km Course Profile

*Please note that distances are subject to change depending on route access and safety.

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Cupless Watertables
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Scenic Run
Views of Howick Falls

Kidzone
in Race Village

Prices include R40 entry fee per person to uMngeni Valley Nature Reserve.

Pre-entries close at MIDDAY on Friday, 28th June. Late entries available, but R50 surcharge applies.

Registration & late entries from 6:00 – 7:30 am. Please arrive with plenty of time to process your registration!

This reserve on the edge of the Howick Falls is a true gem, rarely explored but breath-takingly scenic! Single track hugging the edge of the valley with thick bushveld, aloes and game as spectators.

In this, the winter edition of the WESSA Trail Run, uMngeni Valley will provide a different experience of the trails compared to the event earlier in the year.

The Long Course will explore the clifftops and valley bottoms of the reserve, while the Medium Course traverses the Black Eagle trail, a favourite of Andrew & Lauren’s! The Short Course is not without its challenges, into the upper reaches of an uMngeni tributary.

KZNTR 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 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 the emergency contact number for this event will be 082 791 4069 and not the number printed on the race number.

Directions

Venue: 1 Karkloof Rd, Howick.

From Pietermaritzburg (ETA 30 min) and Durban (ETA 1 hr 20 min):

  • Travel northbound on the N3.
  • Take exit 103 and turn right onto the R103.
  • Follow the R103 for 2 km and turn left onto Main Road.
  • Follow Main Road for 2 km and turn right onto Karkloof Rd.
  • Continue straight for 1.1 km and turn right into 1 Karkloof Rd.
Click Here for a link to Google Maps.

In Association With

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