Umngeni River Run


Get ready for an exhilarating experience at the highly anticipated uMngeni River Run! This year, we celebrate the 11th edition of this incredible race, set against the stunning backdrop of the WESSA uMngeni Nature Reserve and the scenic Hilton private Nature Reserve. Offering exceptional value for ultras, this event features two thrilling ultra race options: 50km and 75km.

Leave the frills and fuss behind as uMngeni River Run takes you back to the basics of trail running. Prepare to be captivated by the abundant wildlife as you traverse single track routes, winding through enchanting grasslands and mesmerizing valley bushveld. Behold breathtaking valley views and run alongside the majestic Umgeni River, immersing yourself in the beauty of the surroundings.

Join us for a race that prioritizes pure enjoyment—a no-frills, no-fuss adventure that will invigorate your senses. With its untamed landscapes and exhilarating challenges, the uMngeni River Run promises an unforgettable day of excitement and pure trail running joy. Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey that will leave you craving more.

21 August 2023
50km Ultra 05:00
75km Ultra TBC
6km Short Course 08:00
12km Medium Course 07:30
25km Long Course 07:00


  • 71km to 99km
  • 51km to 70km
  • 21km to 30km
  • 11km to 20km

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Trail Running

71km to 99km
51km to 70km
21km to 30km
11km to 20km

WESSA uMngeni Valley Nature Reserve, 1 Karkloof Road, Amber Valley, uMngeni Ward 6, Howick, uMgeni Local Municipality, uMgungundlovu District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, 3290, South Africa

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