One canoeing event in KZN this weekend

2011-01-14 00:00

AGAIN there is just the one canoeing event for KwaZulu-Natal this weekend. Fezela Canoe Club and their sponsors, Hi-Q, are hosts on Sunday for the annual Midmar Mini Marathon.

The 23-kilometre race starts at 9 am from Orient Park, and as a Dusi seeding race includes about 7 kms of portaging in its circumnavigation of the dam.

There will be a special race within a race for K3s, skipping some of the portages, but requiring one member of the crew to jump out and run around a flag at three different points during the race. There will also be a separate Guppy race for the U12s starting at 9.30 am. Fezela have promised a great day at the dam for paddlers and their families with lots of main prizes as well as lucky draws. There will be catering and the venue includes showers for competitors after all that portaging.

Entry to the dam at R20 per person includes entry to the main gate and Thurlow as well as Orient Park for those wanting to second their paddlers or follow the race along the route. Route maps and other details are available at

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