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Summer Series Table Mountain
November 18, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 amR80 - R160
For FULL SERIES ENTRIES & info, click here.
Saturday 18 November 2017
Mcoseleli Secondary School, Table Mountain, PMB
7km / 12km / 20km
R90 / R125 / R160
|EVENT||EARLY BIRD ENTRY (10% discount, until 12noon 29 September)||PRE-ENTRY FEE (until 12noon 16 November)||LATE ENTRY FEE (on the day)||Start|
|Long Course (20km)||R144||R160||R200||7am|
|Medium Course (12km)||R113||R125||R165||7:30am|
|U18s Medium Course (12km)||R90||R100||R125||7:30am|
|Short Course (7km)||R81||R90||R130||7:30am|
|U18s Short Course (7km)||R72||R80||R90||7:30am|
Pre-entries close at MIDDAY on Thursday 16 November. Late entries available, but R40 surcharge applies (U18s exempt).
Start: 20km – 7am, 12km & 7km – 7:30am
Registration: from 6am.
Order your official Summer Series technical running shirt HERE (R250).
Entry fee includes a R20 donation to the host school and local community trust.
KZNTR KidZone available for children 2yrs+, so parents can get out on the trails! Experienced childminders and stimulating, fun games!
Quality coffee available as usual from Exploring Coffee. For those with a preference for the amber nectar Clockwork Brewhouse will be on hand to keep you happy! Delicious catering provided by Ekayise Delicacies to refuel you after your run, including vegetarian / vegan options.
Finish line hydration by Thirsti Water!
As usual, there will be awesome lucky draw prizes up for grabs, thanks to our race partners and sponsors!
Pietermaritzburg’s Table Mountain is steeped in local folklore including tales of giant snakes and cannibals. The mountain has served as a refuge for its community throughout history as its cliffs make it easy to defend. The runners will have to 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, the Drakensberg can be viewed from this spectacular vantage point.
The 7km course is challenging due to the ascent up the mountain – even the top racing snakes are reduced to a walk! The trail on top is a network of cattle tracks and the course traverses half of the mountain edge before cutting back though the middle along a beautiful wetland and stream. The 12km course completely circumnavigates the mountain and involves significantly more ascent and descent. In sections of the course the trail disappears and participants have to follow markers through open grassland. The 20km course will circumnavigate the top of mountain, as well as contour along the base.
All courses are rated as technical due to the narrow cattle tracks and at times, rocky footing.
Directions: (please do not use GPS navigation in the valley as it is notoriously inaccurate!)
From Durban via PMB (recommended): Travelling North on the N3, take the Ohrtmann Road off-ramp in Pietermaritzburg and turn right. Go over the highway and straight through the next set of robots, then turn right into Manning Avenue at the 2nd set of robots. Cross the Baynespruit stream and go straight through the first set of robots and then turn left at the 2nd set at the Shell Garage. Travel up the hill for +- 2km and turn right onto the Table Mountain Rd. The turn is sign posted: Table Mountain. Travel straight on this road for about 20km until the first speed bump where there is also a taxi rank on the left, then turn right onto the D1001. Travel straight on this road towards the mountain for 3 km, the start will be at the school on your right hand side.
From Hilton: Travelling South take the Church Street off-ramp in Pietermaritzburg and turn left. Go straight through the first two sets of robots and turn right at the third set towards Greytown. Then at the next set of robots, before crossing the Baynespruit stream, turn right into Ohrtmann Rd. Go straight until the 1st set of robots and turn left into Manning Avenue. Cross the Baynespruit stream and go straight through the first set of robots and then turn left at the 2nd set at the Shell Garage. Travel up the hill for +- 2 km and turn right onto the Table Mountain Rd. The turn is sign posted: Table Mountain. Travel straight on this road for about 20km until the first speed bump where there is also a taxi rank on the left, then turn right onto the D1001. Travel straight on this road towards the mountain for 3km, the start will be at the school on your right hand side.