The Route

The race starts at the mouth of the Kwelera River at Yellow Sands north of East London.
Competitors then follow a rugged seaside course over loose boulders, gulleys and soft sand on the way past Rainbow Valley resort before they encounter their first major obstacle, the Gonubie River.

After taking a plunge in the sometimes icy waters, a short run on the Gonubie Beach takes the runners past the car park and hotel for the relatively flat 5km chase along the coast-hugging tar road to Eastward Ho.

From there it is back to the beach as runners plod their way through shingle to the firmer sand of Bonza Bay Beach and the last stretch before the final hurdle – the Nahoon River.

Once across the Nahoon River, there is a 400 meter scramble to the finish in front of the Nahoon lifesaver’s complex.


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How do I get there?

The direction is on the N2 towards Durban. App. 15km from East London you take the East Coast Resorts turn off, turn right, cross over the N2 and then you are heading back towards East London. Sign board East Coast Resorts turn left continue on this road until, on your right is a shopping complex called Crossways here you turn right, the road then forks, stay to the left hand side. Stay on this road and you will come out at the start ( Kwelerha Mouth ).


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