Wrapping up a year on the trail

2019-11-27 06:01
Runners during the KZN Trail Running­ Summer Series, which wraps up soon.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Runners during the KZN Trail Running­ Summer Series, which wraps up soon.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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THE KZN Trail Running Summer Series wraps up at Hilton College on Sunday, December 1.

A perennial favourite with trail enthusiasts from the Midlands, ‘Maritzburg and beyond, the stunning Hilton College Estate trails never disappoint.

Not normally accessible to the public, the event is a great opportunity for lovers of the outdoors to explore the aloe-studded grassland, dense valley bushveld and lush plantations on purpose-built and beautifully maintained trails.

The first two events of the Summer Series, held at Dusi Trails and Honey Trails respectively, were hugely successful and enjoyed by all who took part.

A blistering African summers day in the bushveld was relished by participants at Dusi Trails while those who took part at Honey Trails were relieved to do so in cooler, albeit muddy, conditions. Trail junkies will inform you that any weather is great weather to be out on the trails!

Three distances; of 7 km, 12 km or 20 km; will be available to choose from at Hilton College.

The 7km, which is gentle and doesn’t descend into the valley, is suitable for children (KZNTR’s recommendation: never run further than your age) and novices and is great for full family fun! The 12km poses more of a challenge, with a couple of climbs and more technical terrain, while the 20km is a proper test to even the most seasoned trail runner. Walkers are welcome on both the 7 km and 12 km courses.

KZN Trail Running places an emphasis on full family involvement and the atmosphere in the race village around the start/finish area is always vibey and festive with plenty to see, eat, drink and do!

There will be a great range of food and drink (including the best coffee and craft cordials), a well-stocked Pop Up trail gear shop with expert advice, massages, and awesome lucky draw prizes up for grabs during prize giving... so participants are encouraged to hang around and enjoy the fully loaded trail experience!

The KZNTR KidZone is an integral component of KZNTR events and once again will be in action at Summer Series Hilton College for children aged two years and older.

This is a complimentary service for parents who are participating, allowing them to hit the trails with peace of mind.

Children will be under the supervision of experienced child minders who will provide them with stimulating entertainment and games.

Pre-entries for this the final event in the KZNTR Summer Series at Hilton College close at noon on Friday, November 29 but on the day entries will be available [late entry surcharge applies].

For more information, and to enter all of these events, visit www.kzntrailrunning.co.za

— Supplied.

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