POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
NGOJE TRAIL RUN
Saturday 28 August 2021
THE TRAIL RUN
The annual ESHOWE SUPERSPAR NGOJE TRAIL RUN will take place on Saturday 28 August 2021 at the beautiful setting on the banks of the Brocklee Dam, located just outside of Eshowe. This event has three distances to choose from: a 24 kilometre route and the social 10 and 5 kilometre races. Please note that there will not be a 36 km event this year.
The Ngoje Trail Run is a race of epic proportions. The 24 km route is made up of river hopping, overhead indigenous forest, interspersed with a minimum of gravel road, with a portion traversing the pristine Ezemvelo Nature Reserve. The routes will take you along farm roads, ravine and rivers, single track, and over mountains offering spectacular views, so bring your camera! There will be water tables, but hydration packs are encouraged for the longer routes. The route will be marked and navigable without a GPS.
The ESHOWE SUPERSPAR NGOJE TRAIL RUN is hosted by the Holy Childhood School, located in Eshowe, and is a major fundraising event for the school.
Early Bird Entry: R 250
On-the-day Entry: R 275
Start Time: 07h00
Early Bird Entry: R 100
On-the-day Entry: R 120
Start Time: 09h00
Early Bird Entry: R 50
On-the-day Entry: R 70
Start Time: 08h00
Registration dates and times:
Friday 27 August 2021: 4 pm to 7 pm
Saturday 28 August 2021:
24 km: from 6:00 am to 6:45 am
10 km: from 6:00 am to 8:45 am
5 km: from 6:00 am to 7:45 am
Prize-giving will be held at approximately 1pm or once the top 3 male and female competitors have completed each race.
Medals for all race finishers.
Prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd male & female for the 5 km & 10 km events.
Prize money awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd male & female for the 24 km event.
Lucky draw prizes at prize giving.
The race venue is Brocklee Dam, which is just outside of Eshowe.
Registration will also be at Brocklee Dam.
Please Note: All participants need to sign an Indemnity Form at Registration prior to running.
The 36 km route is challenging, even for the most seasoned trail runner. The average run time is 6 hours @ 9 min/km. The scenery is spectacular with some dramatic climbing. Water points will be at approximately 10 km (the 36 km/22 km split point), at 24 km, and at 30 km. Hydration packs, sustenance, spare dry socks and a mobile phone are absolutely necessary for this event. Bring your A-game to this event…it’s tough but very rewarding. This event is not recommended for walkers as there are cut-off times imposed. The route will be marked and navigable without a GPS.
The 24 km route is awesome and very achievable for most trail runners. The average run time is 3.5 hours @ 8 min/km. The scenery is beautiful, following bush lines and trail networks, and the route has a fair amount of climbing. Water points will be at 10 km and 17 km. This event is recommended for trail runners and walkers. The route will be marked and navigable without a GPS.
The 10 km event is known as the family route as anyone can do it, although there is one big climb up to the water table at the 5 km mark (actually, it’s a 3 km climb!).
The 5 km event is ideal for children and for those wanting an easy morning trot, as it has minimal climbing.