Pietermaritzburg’s Table Mountain is one of KZN’s lesser known gems. Steeped in local folklore including tales of giant snakes and cannibals, the mountain has served as a refuge for its community throughout history and is considered a sacred place.
Throughout the year KZN Trail Running (KZNTR) hosts various trail runs at breathtakingly beautiful locations across the province, allowing trail runners access to a number of venues that they may not have otherwise been able to explore and Table Mountain has become a firm favourite.
This year Table Mountain forms part of the highly anticipated Summer Series as the second race in the three-part series.
Taking place on Saturday 18 November at Mcoseleli Secondary School outside PMB from 7am, the event comprises of 7km, 12km and 20km route options, allowing runners of all ages and fitness levels to enjoy this spectacular venue.
Participants make their way up the steep sides and over rocks to summit the mountain where stunning vistas await as they circumnavigate the top. Distant views of Pietermaritzburg and the Umsunduzi River across to the Umngeni River and the hilltop panorama of the Valley of 1000 Hills. The view down onto Nagle Dam is also impressive and on a clear day, both the coast and the Drakensberg can be viewed from this spectacular vantage point.
On a hot summer’s day, runners will appreciate the icy cold finish line hydration gratefully sponsored by Thirsti Water.
A big part of the Summer Series, is the festive family vibe and participants can look forward to a dedicated KidZone, quality coffee, delicious food and craft beer as they soak up the sun after their run and enjoy a morning in out in the fresh air.