Make 2018 the year of ultra-special trail memories. The “Big 6” are KZNTR’s premiere events that will be sure to deliver memories that will be fondly recalled for years to come. Put them on your Bucket List!
Drakensberg Northern Trail
The first Skymarathon of the year. Set in the spectacular northern Drakensberg; this stunning location provides unrivalled sweeping views over KZN, the Freestate and the vast Sterkfontein Dam. 6km, 10km, 20km and 40km events make this perfect for the whole family.
Date: 24 March 2018
Venue: Oliviershoek (border of KZN and Freestate)
Distances: 6km, 10km, 20km, 40km
More info & entries: https://drakensbergsky.wordpress.com/
Isimangaliso Trail Challenge
Truly the experience of a lifetime – this staged event will have you running amongst the Big 5 in a World Heritage Site.
Date: 29 June – 01 July 2018
Venue: iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KZN
Distances: Stage 1 – 6km, Stage 2 – 37km/20km, Stage 3 – 38km/16km
More info & entries: http://isimangalisotrailchallenge.co.za/
Experience it all in this stage race! From bushveld teeming with game (all of the Big 5, except buffalo) to the soaring extreme northern Drakensberg mountains.
Date: 13 – 15 July 2018
Venue: Kampersrus, Hoedspruit, Limpopo
Distances: Stage 1 – 42km/26km, Stage 2 – 28km/18km
More info & entries: http://kruger2canyonchallenge.co.za/
1000 Hills Challenge
An iconic trail run in KwaZulu Natal will see you exploring the myriad 1000 Hills around Nagle Dam, and includes routing through the dam wall tunnel!
Date: 29 July 2018
Venue: Nagle Dam, KZN
Distances: 5km, 10km, 20km 38km
More info & entries: https://www.kzntrailrunning.co.za/event/1000-hills-challenge-2/
This 100 miler has quickly gained almost cult status and going into its second year is will be bigger and better and sure to attract a star studded field. Set in the beautiful Karkloof valley, this is an event that, with the proper preparation, can be accessible to any runner or walker.
Date: 21 – 23 September 2018
Venue: Yard 41, Howick, KZN
Distances: 50 miles, 100 miles
More info & entries: http://karkloof100.co.za/
Lesotho Ultra Trail
The spectacular Maluti mountain range is the setting for LUT with the world famous Maliba Mountain Lodge the start/finish venue for this, the final Skymarathon of the year.
Date: 24 November 2018
Venue: Maliba Lodge, Lesotho
Distances: 38km, 50km
More info & entries: http://www.lesothoultratrail.com/
Are you excited yet?!