DISTANCES

There are 3 distances on offer, to cater to everyone. In addition to the three distances on offer, the N.C.U will host a Trail and Ultra Running exhibition with the presence of some of the biggest retail brands, organisations and experts in the trail and ultra-running world.

06 NOVEMBER 2021

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OUR DISTANCES

EXPLORER – 10km of epic coastal forest trails, beach pathways, mangroves and a couple of climbs to get those limbs working.

TRAIL – 30km distance that has technical elements, climbs, a wide range of terrains.  Most of the thrills of the Ultra, in half the distance.

ULTRA – The 60km Ultra Distance takes runners through every type of terrain available on the KZN north coast. 

What's included:

MEDICAL SUPPORT

CUT OFF's

HYDRATION POINTS

FINISHER's Medal

FREE CAMPING (ENTRANT ONLY)

SHOWERS

RACE PHOTOS

RACE MC

TOILETS

SPORT MASSAGES

Select your Distance

10KM
6:30AM

Starting out of Zinkwazi Lagoon Lodge the trail skirts town before joining the forest trail towards Nonoti River and Estuary. Here at the 5km mark, course hits the beach for the first time and it will stay on the beach for 4km heading NE back to the Zinkwazi Lagoon. Finishes with some hard stuff, just like the 56km and 30km.

30KM
6:00AM

Identical to the 56 km other than the loop in the Blythedale estate is much shorter. The first section of beach is also shorter as you exit and return to the beach for this loop is at the at the Mdlotane River. Finishes by running back up the beack with the same 2km interlude as the Ultra. The final 5km section of beach is going to be a push!

56KM
5:30AM

Starting out of Zinkwazi Lagoon Lodge the trail skirts town before joining the forest trail towards Nonoti River and Estuary. Here at the 5km mark, course hits the beach for the first time and it will stay on the beach for 8km heading down the coast (SW) before peeling off into the Blythedale Coastal Estate. Coastal Forest, Bamboo lined single track, plantation and some sugar cane is what the next 30km are made off. It's also where a bit of the climbing comes in, but the highest point on the course is a mere 100m. This is not to say that the accumulation of ups and downs through this won't hurt a bit. The course plants you back onto the beach at the Mdlotane River (NE corner of the estate) for a 3km of section of soft sand before diverting inland for 2km. But the last 5km are all beach before a bit of the hard stuff inside the last kilometre to finish back at the Zinkwazi Lagoon.