Dumbe Trail Run 2020
Fri 30 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2020 @ Harrismith, KwaZulu-Natal


Organiser
Dumbe Trail Run

30 October to 1 November 2020

Bring your family and friends and enjoy the vibe! We offer country hospitality at the race village, located on the escarp bordering the Free State and Kwa Zulu Natal near Oliviershoek Pass and Sterkfontein Dam. The race village offers a relaxing atmosphere with comfortable seating where runners can relax during the day and enjoying magnificent views! Leave the village only for your run, as everything is catered for inside the village for the entire weekend! 

What You Need To Know

TENTED ACCOMMODATION

Book your own tent @ R2350.00 per runner 
*Note:  A limit of 1 supporters package is offered with this option, sharing your tent
  • You receive a canvas tent and 1 Mattress
  • Clean Toilets and Hot Showers
  • Meals:
  • Friday: Dinner.
  • Saturday: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • Sunday: Breakfast
  • Snack & coffee bar
  • Amazing trails
  • Water points
  • Full medical support and backup                                          
  • Race Village and Chill Zone
  • Official race garment

Tented Accommodation Package Sharing:

Share your tent with another runner @ R2250.00 per runner.

*Note:  No supporters packages are offered with this option)

  • You receive a 3 Man tent and 2 Mattresses
  • Clean Toilets and Hot Showers
  • Meals:
  • Friday: Dinner.
  • Saturday: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • Sunday: Breakfast
  • Snack & coffee bar
  • Amazing trails
  • Water points
  • Full medical support and backup                                          
  • Race Village and Chill Zone
  • Official race garment

ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION

Entry @ R2050.00, book to Self-Camp or Guest House at additional cost.

*Note: A limit of 4 supporters packages are offered with this option @R900 pp.

  • Clean Toilets and Hot Showers
  • Meals:
  • Friday: Dinner.
  • Saturday: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • Sunday: Breakfast
  • 24-hour snack & coffee bar
  • Amazing trails
  • Water points
  • Full medical support and backup                                           
  • Race Village and Chill Zone
  • Official race garment

Supporters packages: 

  • 5 meals
  • Complimentary snack and coffee tables
  • Fully serviced race village including bar, gin and beer on tap , chill zone & charging station
  • Share a tent and mattress (tented village package)
  • Clean ablutions (Hot showers and toilets)
  • Medical support
  • Some of the most beautiful views in South Africa
  • Kids zone: Kids will be looked after if they have a supporters package.

Upgrade to Lux tent:

The setup includes:

  • Spacious Canvas Tent
  • 2 x Stretchers
  • 2 x Matresses
  • 2 x Fitted Sheet
  • 2 x Duvets
  • 2 x Pillows
  • 2 x Chairs
  • LED Light
  • Groundsheet


Distance:

Long Run (Day 1: 21km and Day 2: 15 km)
Short Run (Day 1: 12km and Day 2: 14km) 

Race Briefing
Day One: Friday evening 19h00
Day Two: Saturday evening 19h00

Route

Route:

Dumbe Trail Run 2020 will have two options to choose from according to your running abilities. The Long Run (Day 1: 21km and Day 2: 15 km) and the Short Run (Day 1: 12km and Day 2: 14km). 

The first day of running is a good blend of forest sections and singletrack. Running along the escarp, boasting spectacular views of KZN the drop-down the historic Retief Pass begins into the Valley. The climb ends soon enough running along the escarp once again with its breathtaking views before reaching the Kaalvoet Vrou Monument. After taking a selfie with arguably one of the toughest ladies in the history of our country, it is a short stretch home to the race village where warm hospitality awaits!

The second day of running will certainly not disappoint, leading runners along breathtaking paths. Stunning panoramic views of the Northern Drakensberg and the Amphitheatre will continue to mesmerize runners as they work their way back to the race village! 


Race Rules Competitors:

Competitors need to be 16 years or older to enter. There will be no unofficial participants in the race, running under someone else’s number will result in disqualification.No person will be allowed to run under someone else’s name. Proper procedure is to be followed to make a substitution.

Each participant must complete the entire 2-day course under his/her own power.
Any competitor who has not completed the entire course will be disqualified.

If you withdraw from the event, competitors must notify the race timekeepers or a marshal immediately. Compulsory equipment is non-negotiable. Failure to comply will result in time penalties or disqualification, at the Race Director’s discretion.

Compulsory Kit:

The following kit will be checked at the start of each stage:

  • Trail Shoes

  • Hydration Pack/ 1 Litre Water

  • Charged Cell Phone

  •  Race Number

  • Energy Bars/ Food

  • Waterproof Jacket

Medical Care

Paramedic crews will be available for medical treatment and consultation.

The medical crew has the authority to withdraw a competitor from an event should the competitor’s further participation in the event possibly result in permanent injury, disability or death to the competitor.

Competitors are obliged to carry their personal medications on them. The medical crew will not be on hand to supply personal medication should the competitors concerned have failed to supply their own.

The medical crew will provide immediate emergency treatment and stabilization. Should a competitor require transport by road or air ambulance, the cost of any transport out of the race environment will be carried by the patient.

Competitors are strongly advised to take appropriate medical insurance against the costs of emergency evacuations and repatriation.

General:

All vehicles are to be parked in the designated area. Strictly NO SMOKING will be allowed in the Marquee or Chill Zone of the race village.No dogs allowed.
Littering in any way is prohibited. Any competitor wishing to complain any aspect of the event can do so. Complaints may only be made with first-hand knowledge. No second-hand reports will be accepted or considered. Abusive language will not be tolerated. Persons wishing to express outrage will do so in a controlled manner.

Any individual, male or female, will be barred from all events for life if found to have used physical violence during the course of the event.

Refund & Substitution Policy:

A 50% refund will be paid if requested before 1 July 2020.No refunds will be paid after 1 July 2020.

No refunds will be paid if paying through the payment plan.No transfer of entry to future events. Should you be unable to run, a substitution can be made by selling your entry to another runner and changing the details in your entry.
Substitutions are made with a non-negotiable R200 substitution fee before 15 October 2020.

More information: www.dumbetrailrun.co.za/

Team information
This event supports team entries for certain classes, but teams must consist of 2 participants per team.

Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
Solo Tented Village Package

Long Route 36km or Short Route 26km

36 km 08:00 R 2,350.00
Sharing Tented Village Package

Long Route 36km or Short Route 26km

36 km 08:00 R 2,250.00
Alternative Accommodation Package

Long Route 36km or Short Route 26km

36 km 08:00 R 2,050.00

Event location
Drakensberg Mountain Retreat, Harrismith

Route information



View map online GPS co ordinates: 28 34.218’S 29 8.212’E


Coordinates -28.5690604, 29.1349254
Address Harrismith, 9880
City Harrismith
Province KwaZulu-Natal


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