RACE INFO


 
SATURDAY 1ST APRIL 2017
+/- 60KM TEAM RACE
7:00 AM START
LIMITED TO 250 TEAMS

eNanda Adventure Centre to iNanda Dam. Teams begin at eNanda Adventure Centre and will ride in and around iNanda Dam . The +/- 60km route, will follow dirt road, cane field tracks and jeep tracks. The route will be easy and non-technical, however there are a few single track sections to keep things interesting. Along the way, we've set up awesome water tables to keep you hydrated and happy as well as a few interesting historical points. Both novice riders and professionals will find something to keep them happy!



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SUNDAY 2ND APRIL 2017
+/- 60KM TEAM RACE & 40KM INDIVIDUAL RACE
6:30 AM TEAMS START
8:00 AM INDIVIDUAL RACE STARTS

The 2 Day Teams will now start at 7.00am from the eNanda Adventure centre, which is near the Inanda Dam wall, only 20min from Durban. The Teams will take on the beautiful Shembe Plateau above the Dam, before circling back around to the Dam wall. They will then head along a short road section to Molweni Village, where they then turn off onto Single Track and head along the rivers and tributaries towards Durban. The Riders then finish the 60km Day 2 route with an easy sprint down the Durban Promenade, finishing on the Suncoast Sundeck.

The 40km riders will start at 8.00am from eNanda Adventure Centre. The riders head along a short road section to Molweni Village. Here they then turn off onto beautiful single Track routes and head along the rivers and tributaries towards Durban. The Riders then finish the 40km route with a gentle ride along the Durban Promenade, finishing on the Suncoast Sundeck.

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ENANDA ADVENTURE CENTRE DIRECTIONS

GPS CO-ORDINATES (WGS84):

29° 41.500'S 30° 53.353'E or -29.691667, 30.889217

From Durban Central:
  1. Travel out of the city on the N3 highway towards PIETERMARITZBURG.
  2. At the N2 interchange, take the N2 North towards STANGER/KING SHAKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
  3. After 6km take EXIT 177 for R102/KWAMASHU HIGHWAY.
  4. At the intersection turn LEFT onto the R102/KWAMASHU HIGHWAY towards INANDA.
  5. Stay on R102 for 12.5km until you come to a roundabout, here take the right exit onto the M25.
  6. Take your first major tar road to the LEFT after 600m, signposted Umzinyathi Falls.
  7. Proceed for almost 2km, cross the bridge over the small river turn LEFT onto the Mr259 Rd.
  8. Keep on the Mr259 for approximately 2.5km whereupon you'll reach the trail center on your right hand side.
From Hillcrest:
  1. Take Inanda Rd towards Waterfall.
  2. Turn left at the traffic lights into Ngwele Rd/ M259.
  3. Drop all the way down into the valley until you reach a four way tar crossing and turn right into Wushwini Rd towards the dam wall.

 

 

 

INTERESTING FACTS

The Inanda Heritage Trail:

The Inanda Heritage trail forms part of the Freedom route in Inanda, north of Durban, which takes visitors on a journey into the history of South Africans who helped shape the country.

Ohlange Institute:

The Ohlange Institute was established by Rev. John Dube, who was also the first president of the African National Congress. The Ohlange Institute is also the historical site where ex-president Nelson Mandela cast his vote in South Africa's first democratic elections in 1994.

Inanda Seminary:

Established in 1869 by the missionary Mary Edwards, the seminary is one of the oldest African private schools for girls, and has recently undergone a complete restoration.

Inanda Dam:

The Inanda Dam is an important water reservoir in the eThekwini area, with its surface area covering 1463 hectares. Before the dam was constructed, 26 important archaeological sites were excavated, with artefacts dating back to the Stone Age. Also, early Stone Age sites in the excavated area indicated that Bantu people lived in this area as long as a thousand years ago. Today the dam is a popular water sports and recreation site and is known for its bass fishing.

Shembe Settlement of Ebuhleni:

Ebuhleni is the home to Ebuhleni Shembe International Church. In 1976 after a succession dispute, this religious community broke away from the original Shembe community, Ibandla LamaNazaretha. In 1980, Bishop Amos Khula Shembe established Ebuhleni, meaning "place of beauty" on the plateau of Mtabutule. The site is situated in savannah grasslands and surrounded by cliffs, protruding out next to the wall of the Inanda Dam. The settlement of Ebuhleni is nearly a kilometre in diameter, with men and women separated on either side of the entrance road. Every year in January, Ebuhleni attracts thousands of believers for the annual pilgrimage (two weeks after Ibandla LamaNazaretha have made a similar pilgrimage) to the holy mountain of Nhlangakazi, and again in July for a festival of dance and praise.

Prize Money - R40 000

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION

At eNanda Adventure Centre:

  • Saturday registration: 05:00 - 6:30am
  • Sunday Registration from 05:00am - 08:00am

TEAM OPTIONS

  • Male Team
  • Female Team
  • Mixed Team

ACCOMMODATION

Entry fees to the Freedom Race do not include tented accommodation and cubical showers for our riders, we would rather leave it to you to look up long lost friends or book to stay in one of Durban's many sought after B&B's or amazing Hotels along the KZN North Coast. Each days stage starts at 06:30 / 07:00, giving competitors plenty of time to get to each starting point, ready to take on the Freedom Race challenge.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday 1st April:
  • 5:00am - 6:30am Registration at eNanda Adventure Centre
  • 07:00am -+60km race start at eNanda Adventure Centre
  • 10:00am Riders finish in eNanda Adventure Centre at the race Village &
    spend the afternoon relaxing in the race village with family and friends
Sunday 2nd April:
  • 5:00am - 8:00am Registration at eNanda Adveture Centre for 40km riders
  • 40km Individual Race Registration: 5am until 7:30am inside the B-Active Star Tent
  • 8:00am - 40km individual riders start
  • 6:30am - 60km Teams start

SHUTTLE SERVICE

Umhlanga Travel and Tours will be providing a shuttle service from Suncoast to eNanda Adventure Centre on Saturday and Sunday morning. Should you wish to book your spot please contact Umhlanga Travel and Tours directly.

Contact person: Vela Radebe
Contact Number: 0744179758
Cost: R100 per person
Email: info@nurtours.co.za
umhlangatours@gmail.com

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Race Results

1 - 2 April 2016

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