Now a prominent event on the KZN trail running calendar, the 2018 edition of Kloof Conservancy’s 3 Falls Trail Run will take place on Sunday, 5 August 2018.
The event has been included in Steve Camp’s book “Mud, Sweat and Gears South Africa’s Toughest and most Scenic Endurance Sporting Events”
We will also have a 6,5km Fun Walk starting at 06:45 – Entry Fee R50 – no timing / no prizes but every participant will receive a handcrafted finishers medal!
Entries for the Fun Walk can be done at the Fun Walk Registration table on the day of the event only.
Preliminary details are as follows:
|Date||Sunday, 5 August 2018|
|Race Distance||18,6 km – counter-clockwise|
|Start/Finish||Forest View Primary School|
|Entries||Online entries open 1 May 2018 – limited to 300|
Forest View Primary School will provide safe parking, as well as a tuck shop to raise funds for the school.
Our entry fee in 2013 was set at R200 and we have not increased it since then. In 2017 we introduced on-line payments which cost us up to 4% on bank charges so whilst we want to keep the event as affordable as possible we have decided to increase the entry fee to R250 for 2018.
We hope that our loyal runners accept and understand the reasoning behind the increase.
Entries will open on 1 May 2018.
05:10 – 06:30 Registration – coffee available! – Tuckshop will run all morning with cooldrinks coffee, wors rolls and chicken burgers – all funds raised go to Forest View Primary School Project Fund
06:30 Start of Trail Run
06:45 Start of 6,5km Fun Walk
08:15 Men’s Winner Expected
08:50 Women’s Winner Expected
10:30 Prize Giving and Lucky Draw
All finishers will receive a handcrafted medal made by local craftsmen.
Men 1st – Floating Trophy + mini trophy to keep
Women 1st – Floating Trophy + mini trophy to keep
The route of the Kloof Conservancy Three Falls Trail Run offers magnificent views of the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve, including its rich fauna and flora, as well as the Kloof Falls, Uve Falls, and mPhiti falls.
Click on the HERE for a general (tourist’s) description of the route (for those that are not in a rush!)
In 2015 we introduced a 6,5km Fun Walk for families/supporters and this is now a feature of of the event. The walk will start at 06:45. The route starts at Forest View Primary School and follows the same route as the main event, past the Nkutu Gorge, through the Scarp Forest up to the top of the Nkonka Crack – at that point the route exits the reserve via a servitude and joins Ridge Road and then Kloof View Road before returning into the school grounds.
This is an untimed event and there are no prizes but the first 100 walkers home will receive a finishers medal – walkers will get a good appreciation of the beauty of the reserve.
Entry and registration on the day only. There will be a special registration table for walkers. Entry Fee: R50 – every cent goes to Krantzkloof Nature Reserve!
Due to the difficult terrain, shear drops and other hazards in the gorge all persons under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who will need to sign the indemnity form on registration.
On our 5th anniversary we introduced the first in what will be a series of “Krantzkloof species” finishers medals. The 2016 medal represented the Trumpeter Hornbill which is also the logo of the Kloof Conservancy. All the medals are handmade by local crafters thus ensuring that funds are invested locally.
We hope that these medals will be come treasured collectors items in time!
This is a joint project between Kloof Conservancy, the Krantzkloof Nature Reserve Honorary Officers and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife. All the costs of running this event will be covered by Kloof Conservancy and donations/sponsors. 100% of the entry fee will go to the Krantzkloof Project Fund.
The funds raised in 2012 were used to refurbish the Field Rangers accommodation at the Ntombeni Field Rangers Outpost.
The funds raised in 2013 and 2014 were used to build new entrances at the Kloof Falls Road and Nkutu Picnic sites.
Funds raised from the 2015 and 2016 runs have been used for the upgrade of the Interpretative Centre on Kloof Falls Road. Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife have spent R180 000 to replace the roof at the centre. Kloof Conservancy and the Krantzkloof Honorary Officers raised an additional R300 000 to fund the upgrade of the interior and exterior of the centre. Upgrading was completed in March 2016 and the venue is now functional and generating income.
Funds raised in 2017 contributed to improvements to the entrance to the Main View Site off Bridle Road to build an information display at the Kloof Falls Picnic Site and to print the new Krantzkloof Reserve map.
The funds from the 2018 event are earmarked for further improvements to the picnic site at Kloof Falls Road – this will include a new guard hut, a toiled for disabled persons and general improvements to the parking and picnic area.
From Durban – take the N3 and after the Pavillion take the M13 and then follow map:
Take the N3 and then the M13 and follow the map:
Forest View Primary School very generously make their facilities available to us at no charge – they even lend us their sound system! The parents run a tuckshop during the event and the income goes towards their project fund.
Riversmead Farm have sponsored the event from the very beginning and will again sponsor the “early-bird” entry gift for 2018 – details to follow.
32Gi will be providing energy drinks at the three watertables along the route which are at:
Early Bird Prize (a good quality water-bottle) for the 1st 100 entries sponsored by Riversmead Farm: www.riversmead.co.za
The first three finishers in the male and female categories will receive a voucher for a Hard Cover coffee table photo books and photo book software, each valued at R475 – ideal to record their trail running exploits! These are generously sponsored by Burblepix SA for more details visit their website: www.burblepix.co.za
Finishers medals (handcrafted by local craftsmen) sponsored by:
Lucky Draw prize sponsored by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife – weekend away for 2 at Royal Natal National Park Thendele Camp.
Water-table No1 (Route-Marker 3 near the Krantzkloof Conference Centre) – sponsored by:
Water-table No 2 (Route-Marker 10 Uve Road Entrance) – sponsored by:
Water-table No 3 (Route-Marker 15 after the climb to the top of The Wall) – sponsored by:
Energy Drink at the finish – sponsored by CC Food and Beverage:
Trophies (handcrafted by local craftsmen) – sponsored by:
The event is also supported by the Durban Green Corridor initiative which co-operates with Kloof Conservancy on a number of environmental/eco-tourism initiatives
Please contact us if you would you like to be a sponsor of the Kloof Conservancy Three Falls Trail Run?