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uMhlanga Easter Trail Run 2014

uMhlanga Trail Run

Runners, on your marks, get set, GO. The uMhlanga Easter Trail Run takes place on Easter Sunday, 20 April with three distances to choose from.

Adventurers who want to tackle the gorgeous surrounds of uMhlanga can participate in the latest of the uMhlanga Trail Run series. Three routes will have you meandering through bush, beach and cane fields. Gravel roads, single tracks, river and lagoon crossings along with a stretch of beach that will certainly challenge all participants.

The Easter edition offers the more hard core athletes the 16km run that will have you wading through two river crossings and a bridge crossing. If 16km is too daunting, then why not sign up for the 10km Run or Walk. You will get your feet wet with one river crossing on this distance.  As a gentler option, the organisers have routed a pleasant 5km Run or Walk that involves negotiating a spectacular forest.

There is one start at 06.00am for the three distances, with the start at the Millennium Stage on the uMhlanga Promenade. Registration can be done from 05.00am near the start or with ROAG on their website.

Race Director, Buzz Bolton stated, “The Easter run should be fantastic for everyone that gets involved. We have brought in the shorter distance in the hope of appealing to entry level trail runners and fit families that enjoy our outdoors as a family. The 10km trail will be non-technical and fast. This will offer comfort to any Comrades runners who fear twisting an ankle. The longer route will take runners over the spectacular N2 footbridge and through a refreshing bush section.”

Peter Rose, the Chairman of uMhlanga Tourism enthused, “This race just keeps getting better and better. Hundreds of runners converge on our town to discover the interesting surrounds that we have. It seems that every single race we keep having a record number of entrants and I certainly hope we do so for this race as well.”

There is an entry fee for all distances and the winners for each category will win a prize.

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