Dafco Urban Challenge

2017-07-12 06:00

EXCITEMENT is building for trail and nature enthusiasts ahead of the upcoming Dafco Urban Challenge, hosted by the Amanzimtoti Sports Centre.

Showcasing the natural beauty of the Sapphire Coast and immersing participants in swathes of unspoilt indigenous bush and forest, the series includes four trail running events (June 30, July 23, August 25, October 8) and one mountain biking event (July 23).

Those who are looking for an extra element of adventure will be pleased to learn that the 4km and 8km trail runs scheduled for June 30 and August 25 will be held at night.

The event on July 23 will be the popular component of the challenge series, where 16km, 24km and 32km mountain bike races and 4km, 8km and 16km trail runs will be complemented by several children’s activities and a DJ and family picnic day at the Hutchison Park oval.

The fourth and final event (October 8) will offer one final chance to enjoy the 4km and 8km trail run routes, as well as a day of picnicking and music at the oval.

All the events that comprise the Dafco Urban Challenge will make the most of the wildlife and scenery of the forests and riverside trails of the Illanda Wilds along the banks of the Amanzimtoti River and home to birds, vervet monkeys, duiker and mongoose.

The community event was first held by the Amanzimtoti Sports Centre in November last year as a means of fund-raising for the upgrade and maintenance of its first-class sporting facilities, attracting over 210 runners and walkers.

The centre is entrenched as the epicentre of sporting and recreational activities in the area, representing 11 affiliate sport codes, including rugby, soccer, cricket, athletics, cycling, tennis, squash, bowls, baseball, and the Amanzimtoti Conservancy and dog club.

For more information about the Dafco Urban Challenge , visit www.urbanchallengetoti.co.za or enter at www.roag.co.za.

The first 250 online entrants to each race will receive a
goodie bag.

Dafco are local painting contractors and waterproofing experts. Having started in KwaZulu-Natal in 2001, the company has built a strong reputation and is well known for its support of local community events and sports clubs.

- Supplied.

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