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Staying close to the Department of Transport and the construction team on the M4 repairs, we’ve taken the decision to re-route The Deloitte Challenge KZN for 2020.
Fear not! The race will go ahead, and there are no nasty inland or uphill diversions! With valued cooperation from Durban Metro Police, we’ve secured an out-and-back route from our iconic finish at the Amphitheatre on Durban’s gorgeous beach front. The route will take runners through a short loop of the Kings Park area then out to Umhlanga on the M4 under road closure, with a straight shot finish down the promenade. If anything, this format will be flatter and faster than our traditional point-to-point route, avoiding the Tongaat, Umdloti and Umhlanga lagoons, and with earlier starts to be communicated shortly.
We will retain our full number of water points planned for the point-to-point route, situated strategically to the left and right ensuring that runners don’t need to cross over the road and assisting those who are chasing fast qualifying times or PBs.
Full details of the 42km Marathon route are published on Strava at this link, and you can check out this flyover of the route! The shorter formats will be in the same vein, with earlier turns.
For safety reasons, we’ve no choice but to suspend the cycle race for 2020 as we cannot have runners and cyclists in contraflow on the same route. Any cyclists who have already entered will be contacted for a full refund, and we hope that if you’re one of those affected you’ll understand that we do so with great reluctance, appreciation for your support thus far, and a hope that you’ll understand this is beyond our control.