All events within the Giba Gorge Conservancy.
Described by Trail and Marathon runners as a wonderful area to run and train in.
Well marked routes.
5KM TRAIL RUN:
Perfect for kids, first timers or those wanting a quick run in a beautiful setting. The route winds down to a lovely waterfall.
Water Table en route.
Lucky draw prizes by number draw.
11KM TRAIL RUN:
A few comfortable climbs and longer descents plus a shallow river crossing. Varied and great setting.
Carry some water. One water table along the route.
Really good prizes for the top 3 men and women.
IMPI & MAIDENS' 21KM TRAIL RUN:
Expect quite a few challenging steep climbs, steep descents, rocks, roots and ankle deep river crossings. Some areas are quite technical. Wonderful scenery as well as the cool of a forest trail. Actually.... expect the unexpected!
Appropriate, normal running gear for the climate or dress up.... Your call.
You will need to carry all liquids, energy bars etc.
There will be two Emergency Water Tables en route.
Goodie Bags for those who enter online and complete the race.
Awesome prizes for top 3 of each Impi and the Maidens!
GENERAL RULES FOR ALL TRAIL RUNNERS:
No ear pieces
Appropriate sun block, lip salve or wet gear.
MTB RACE INFORMATION
All events are at the Giba Gorge MTB Park. You can enjoy beautiful and well maintained trails.
THE LIONS MTB FUN RIDE (10 KMS)
Good for the family with kids, beginners and those who want a short ride. Winds up to lovely dams ans a waterfall.
Lucky draw prizes for some.
THE LIONS MTB 20KMS CHALLENGE
Climbs and longer descents with tons of single track. There are some parts of the trail that can be quite technical and quite a few hills to challenge your legs. A good variety for an intermediate rider.
Really good prizes of choice to top three of each of the men and women.
THE LIONS 40KM MTB CHALLENGE
Expect steep climbs and descents, rocks, roots and technical switch backs. Lots of single track that undulates on the edge of the valley and makes for spectacular views. It will hurt going up but makes up for it with some fantastic descents. Some technical bits. A good mixture to test better riders.
Awesome prizes to choose from!
GUIDED WALK INFORMATION:
Walk on the Wild Side.
All walks are with a knowledgeable guide and all are within the Giba Gorge Conservancy.
This area is one of the best hiking areas between Pietermaritzburg and Durban.
It is “a wilderness setting of great beauty” with wonderful bird life. (David Tighe)
DETAILS OF WALKS:
Distance: 5kms (easy walk to the lakes and back).
Start Time: 13:30
Duration: Approximately 1hr
Through forest and then over grassland. Guide to point out interesting features of the landscape, the history, flora and fauna.
Distance: 11kms (to the lower McIntosh Falls).
Start Time: 08:30
Duration: Approximately 3-3.5hrs
Ages: 7years and older
Challenging if you are unfit.
There is an interesting and easy climb to the Cascade. Climb up the Cascade and then a hike to the lower McIntosh Falls and back. This walk is through forest so cool under the canopy. There is also, a small and easy river crossing where you can take your boots off, if you want to keep your toes dry.
Guide to point out interesting features of the landscape, history, flora and fauna.
NATURE'S TREASURE HUNT: EDUCATIONAL WALK
Distance: 5kms or less
Start Time: 08:15 (welcome, orientation and preparation). Walk starts at 08:30.
Duration: Approximately 2hrs-2.5hrs (Ends 10:30)
Ages: 5-9 years
An educational conservation walk, talk, class, art experience to learn about nature. There will be a little Maths and Science too. Lead by an experienced primary teacher who will guide the children in a fun hunt to discover, appreciate and enjoy what is around them.
Please ensure they have a small backpack, with something to cover them if it rains, a jersey in case it is cool, a drink and a small sandwich or bite to eat.
All must have sun cream and a good hat and clothing that is cool but covers necks and tops of arms. Comfortable walking shoes and socks are advisable.
Places are limited, so booking is required through ROAG.
Impi and Maidens 21km Trail Run- Amazing prizes to be won.
Lions 5km Fun Trail Run- Lucky draw prizes.
The Lions MTB 40km Challenge - Prizes to be won
The Lions MTB 20km Challenge - Prizes to be won
The Lions Family 10km Fun Ride - Some lucky draw prizes up for grabs
There will be marketing stalls selling a variety of products.