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NEWSFLASH – NEW ROUTE FOR 2020 DUE TO M4 ROAD CLOSURE – SEE EVENT INFO
The Deloitte Challenge KwaZulu-Natal offers you a bucket list of choices featuring a 42.2 Km Marathon a 21.1 Km Half Marathon; a 10 Km Run, a 5 Km Fun Run (the 40 Km Road Cycle Race is postponed to 2021 due to M4 road closure). Providing options for everyone to partake in this Challenge. The Deloitte Marathon is immensely popular due to the very scenic coastal route. (The specific events have different starting times, please refer to Event Info for full details.
Durban & the Dolphin Coast in KwaZulu-Natal is a top holiday destination for all South Africans and a growing International tourist destination, with easy access via King Shaka International Airport, a mere 20 minutes drive.
Looking for accommodation? Below we have a wide selection of hotels and Airbnb’s to cater for everyone’s budget. Stay in the coastal towns of Ballito, Umhlanga or Durban. If you looking for support during the race have a look at our Deloitte Challenge Package.
Durban Hotels & Airbnb – Race Start & Finish
Umhlanga Rocks Hotels & Airbnb
Ballito, Dolphin Coast Hotels & Airbnb
The Deloitte Challenge events starts in Durban for 2020 due to M4 road closure. (normally Ballito to Durban)
This area is aptly known as the Dolphin Coast, due to frequent sightings of frolicking bottle-nose dolphins who ride the waves. Durban, Umhlanga & the Dolphin Coast is an adventurers dream with endless activities and multiple world class restaurants. You will be spoilt with an incredible option of varied “Lifestyle Eat Street” dining options, a firm favorite for locals and in Ballito a new shopping center with over 200 shops and many sports shops.
For before and after the Deloitte Challenge, the coastal beaches are very popular for swimming with the option of safe rock pools and beach areas managed by life guards due to currents. The beachfront also offers you a variety of great restaurants overlooking the Indian Ocean.
YOUR TRAVEL PACKAGE
We are happy to tailor make your travel package for the Deloitte Challenge. With our preferred partners at specially negotiated prices, this includes all logistic requirements according to your budget:
- Transport and Airport Transfers
- Restaurant Reservations and recommendations
- Adventure Activities and tour options
- Catering for groups and individuals
DELOITTE CHALLENGE KZN PACKAGE PRICES:
THE TOUR PACKAGE INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS AT A GLANCE:
What’s included in your package?
- Fairmont Zimbali Luxury Resort, 2 nights 13-15 March 2020
- Hotel Room & Breakfast. Located just 2 Km’s from Ballito centre
- Hotel VAT & Tourism Levy
- Airport transfers KSIA-Zimbali arrival/departure days
- Race pack collection and delivery
- Race transfer to START and post Race transfer from FINISH Durban to Zimbali
- Flights to/from King Shaka International Airport
- Meals unless stipulated above
- Gratuity & Tips
- Race Registration / Timing Chip
- Travel Insurance
5* FAIRMONT ZIMBALI RESORT, 13-15 MARCH 2020, 2 NIGHTS / 3 DAYS
R 3,863 DOUBLE ROOM Deluxe Standard, per person sharing a double room (1 King Bed)
R 4,438 TWIN ROOM Deluxe Standard, per person sharing a twin room (2 Queen Beds)
R 8,025 SINGLE ROOM Deluxe Standard, per person sole occupancy of a room (1 King Bed)
SEA VIEW ROOMS
R 4,690 DOUBLE ROOM Deluxe SEA VIEW, per person sharing a double room (1 King Bed)
R 5,265 TWIN ROOM Deluxe SEA VIEW, per person sharing a twin room (2 Queen Beds)
R 9,680 SINGLE ROOM Deluxe SEA VIEW, per person sole occupancy of a room (1 King Bed)
You have the possibility to extend your stay pre or post the 13th and 15th of March 2020, just let us know your requirements as we are happy to tailor make your package accordingly.
Fairmont Zimbali Resort is an exclusive luxury resort hotel, set within the tranquil confines of a coastal forest reserve bordering the Indian Ocean. With a spectacular huge “wild” beach, this is a great option for exercise, refreshing walks or simply for you to relax and unwind, this is paradise found! Indulge in variety of multiple dining options, a fitness center, five outdoor swimming pools, Willow Stream Spa, the Country Club, an 18 hole championship golf course, golf carts, putting green, driving range and tennis courts.
Beautiful Indian Ocean views from the Hotel Resort and SEA facing rooms, high-speed internet access, large – luxurious bathtubs, Video-on-demand system, with access to hit movies and games. Air conditioning, in-room safe, Fairmont bathrobes and slippers, luxury bathroom amenities, mini bar, tea and coffee facilities, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, multilingual publications, business services and complimentary newspapers (national or local) available on request.
DELOITTE CHALLENGE KZN PACKAGE ITINERARY 13-15 MARCH 2020
Day 1. Friday 13 March 2020 – ARRIVAL
On arrival at Durban King Shaka International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel where you will stay for 2 nights.. Official Hotel check-in time is 14h00. During the day and evening you can explore the many attractions and wide variety of restaurants at Zimbali and Ballito.
Overnight: Fairmont Zimbali Resort
Day 2. Saturday 14 March 2020 – RACE REGISTRATION
Breakfast at your hotel is included. Today you are at leisure to enjoy this beautiful world class resort, . Your race packs will be collected on your behalf and delivered to you at the hotel.
We also have a number of optional excursions and activities lined up for your stay in Ballito.
It’s time to prepare your final race kit, enjoy your pre-race dinner and get plenty of rest!
Overnight: Fairmont Zimbali Resort
Day 3. Sunday 15 March 2020 – RACE DAY
Early Morning Race breakfast and transfer to Race start point. If you are checking out today your luggage will be stored prior to departure from the hotel and you will need to settle your individual accounts.
11h00 Official hotel check-out time and settle your extra’s account with the hotel.
The races will finish at Durban beachfront and you will be transferred from Durban back to Ballito, so you can refresh before departure.
Transfer to Durban King Shaka International Airport is included. Travel time is ca 30 minutes.
Wish to stay longer, just let us know so we can make arrangements for you.
The Deloitte Challenge events are held under the rules of International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), Athletics South Africa (ASA), KwaZulu-Natal Athletics (KZNA) and Cycling SA. All foreign athletes must comply with IAAF Rule 4.2 and Rule 142.
The Deloitte Marathon is a Comrades Marathon qualifier, the route is fast and ideal for a personal best, PB! Tog bag facilities are provided at the race starts (except 5 Km) and will be at the race finish venue.
Marathon runners must hold a permanent ASA licence and wear club kit. Temporary licences for the 10 Km and 21 Km races can be ordered with your entry and collected at registration, running clothes must be club kit or personal kit with no advertising.
NOT APPLICABLE AS NO CYCLE RACE FOR 2020 DUE TO ROAD CLOSURE (Cyclists that are not licensed by Cycling SA will need to purchase a day licence at a cost).
GRADE / ROUTE
RACE PRE ENTRY OPEN & CLOSE DATES
Entries open as at January 2020 and entries close in March 2020 or earlier if the combined entry to these races reaches cap. There are no late entries and no substitutions are permitted.
20+ years for the Marathon / 16+ years for the Half Marathon / 14+ years for the 10 Km on the day of the event
The below entry fees are subject to R8 service fee + 5.50 Payment Gateway fees
Marathon R295 / Half Marathon R245 / 10 Km R145 / Fun Run R70 / Cycle Challenge R280
RACE START & FINISH
- 42 Km Marathon, starting at Amphitheatre Durban Promenade @ 05h30
- 21 Km Half Marathon, starting at Amphitheatre Durban Promenade @ 05h30
- 10 Km Run starting at Amphitheatre Durban Promenade @ 05h30
- 5 Km Fun Run, starting at the Amphitheatre Durban Promenade @ 07h30
All running challenges end at the Amphitheatre Durban Promenade
Marathon 42 Km: 09h00 @ 21.1 Km, runners will be asked to leave the road by authorised officials and will be transported to the finish. A Comrades qualifier needs to be run in a sub 4h50.
Cut-off time for all events is Midday 11h30.
RACE EXPO / RACE PACK COLLECTION & ADDRESS
Race numbers and packs (no packs for the 5 Km Fun Run) can be collected at the Amphitheatre, Durban Promenade. You will require your email/SMS prroof of entry from the Deloitte Challenge Team, your race number and your ID.
Times TBC for 2020
- Friday 13 March 2020 from 13h00 to17h00, All races
- Saturday 14 March 2020 from 10h00 to 17h00, All races
- Sunday 15 March 2020 from 05h30 to 07h15, Fun Run entries only
RACE TIMING / CHIP
All races except the 5 Km race require you to wear a ChampionChip timing device. If you already own your personal device you must wear it. Alternatively you can purchase a personal ChampionChip on race registration or hire a temporary ChampionChip for this challenge only. Runners require a ChampionChip for timing and to qualify for prizes.
The race pack includes a stylish moisture management race shirt or vest (not applicable for 10 & 5 Km runners). Sizes are pre selected at race entry and collected at race registration. Deloitte reserves the right to substitute sizes selected.
For the marathon to assist you in achieving your goals
Refreshments stations are provided along the route and a choice of refreshments, food and entertainment will be available at the finish in Durban.
MEDICAL / FIRST AID STATIONS
Provided by the Organisers
On the ChampionChip website
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
- Specific Event Terms & Conditions apply as per Race Organisers
- Standard Sports Adventure tours Terms and Conditions Apply
ADDITIONAL TERMS & CONDITIONS: