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iSimangaliso Trail Challenge

June 29 @ 3:00 pm - July 1 @ 3:00 pm




Dates:  29 June – 01 July 2018

Venue: iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Sugarloaf Campsite, Lake St Lucia Estuary

Format: The event consists of 3 stages

Stage 1 (29 June 2018 ):

Full moon beach run 6km (open to spectators, family and friends not doing the full event)

Stage 2 (30 June 2018):

Maphelane Loop 37km / 20km

Stage 3 (1 July 2018 ):

Cape Vidal / Mission Rocks to Sugarloaf Campsite, Lake St Lucia Estuary 39km / 16km


All stages start and finish at Sugarloaf Campsite where the race village is located, other than the third and final stage that starts at Cape Vidal (39km Long Course) / Mission Rocks (16km Short Course). The race is well suited to a variety of runners with a relatively small amount of elevation gain across the 3 stages. While the sand dunes do provide some challenging sections, the general profile of each stage is quite flat when compared to other trail running events, especially those in the mountains.

The Long Course distances have been chosen to allow participants to cover significant portions of the iSimangaliso Wetland park and view the diversity of elevation located in the area, taking in highlights such as the Jolly Rubino shipwreck, Cape St Lucia Lighthouse and big 5 game areas of the park.

A half distance Short Course has been introduced to allow participants to get a taste for this incredible area.

The overall event will be family orientated (not the running of stage 2 and 3) with a number of activities around the event that will provide for children while adults are out running. See the spectators page for more information.


Entry Process

All entries will be processed through the online portal above.

Should you choose one of the team options, then all the entrants details (2 or 3) will be entered onto the same entry form and single reference number will be issued for payment purposes. If the EFT option is selected then the team may split the payment, but all use the same reference number plus their name when completing the transfer.

If you wish to enter as a team but are unsure about your team members you may enter as a solo, the discounted rate will then apply as you add team members. Please contact us directly on info@kzntrailrunning.co.za should you do this.


Full Package (100 Available)

Includes tented accommodation (tent & mattress supplied; bring own bedding) and full catering at the venue – Sugarloaf campsite, St. Lucia

2018 Full Package
Entry Fee Conservation Fee Total (incl. VAT)
Short Course Solo R3 870 R1 380 R5 250
Long Course Solo R4 092 R1 458 R5 550
Short Course Team of 2 R7 310 R2 610 R9 920
Long Course Team of 2 R7 810 R2 790 R10 600
Short Course Team of 3 R10 965 R3 915 R14 880
Long Course Team of 3 R11 715 R4 185 R15 900


Runner Package (100 Available)

Excludes accommodation and catering.

2018 Runners Package
Entry Fee Conservation Fee Total (incl. VAT)
Short Course Solo R3 020 R1 080 R4 100
Long Course Solo R3 242 R1 158 R4 400
Short Course Team of 2 R5 640 R2 010 R7 650
Long Course Team of 2 R6 160 R2 190 R8 350
Short Course Team of 3 R8 435 R3 015 R11 450
Long Course Team of 3 R9 215 R3 285 R12 500

*Payment plan available in up to 4 installments. Email info@kzntrailrunning.co.za for information.



June 29 @ 3:00 pm
July 1 @ 3:00 pm


iSimangaliso Wetland Park
St Lucia Estuary South Africa + Google Map


KZN Trail Running
082 791 7069