Runners gear up for City Trail

2015-02-17 00:00

MOVING into its second year the Maritzburg City Trail offers runners and walkers a great opportunity to explore their natural surroundings in a safe and secure way. The race starts at the same venue as the Maritzburg City Marathon, but starts the day before the big marathon. Being a trail run, the size of the field is limited to only 300 places in each of the 5 km and 15 km distances.

An existing trail along the banks of the Dusi River is currently being cleared of summer growth, and come race day on Saturday, February 21, a fast and relatively flat trail will show participants a side of Pietermaritzburg most have never seen.

The tranquillity of running along the banks of the Dusi early in the morning is uncanny considering you are actually in the heart of one of KZN’s biggest cities. Those taking on the 15 km will also experience the joy of running through some of Pietermaritzburg’s best open spaces, namely Alexandra Park and Camps Drift.

“We are excited about the prospect of hosting Maritzburg City Trail for the second time in 2015” says Andrew Booth from KZN Trail Running.

“Runners and walkers often have to travel long distances to run on good trail, while here we have created some unique and special right in the heart of the city — everyone who can run or walk should experience this.”

You can enter online at www.pmb42.co.za until Wednesday evening or at the race office at Carbineers, Geere Street, between 9 am and noon daily until Thursday. Last-minute entries will be taken on Friday between 9 am and 8 pm.

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