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 only.
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.
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. Please see the website for full details of the new routes.
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.
All running challenges will now start and end at the Amphitheatre Durban Promenade. The marathon remains a Comrades Marathon and Two Oceans qualifier. All the events, except for the 5km Fun Run, will be timed with ChampionChip. Food, refreshments and entertainment will be available at the finish.