The Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic 2014 is around the corner – taking place on Sunday, October 12th with three races, 106km, 65km half Challenge and 35km Family Fun Ride, all supported by full road closures.
Now in its 28th year, the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic organisers are confident that, as with past events, residents would not only welcome and cheer on contestants but also bear with organisers and traffic authorities who will be closing the roads along the Amashova route from 4am.
The 106km will be kicking off outside the Pietermaritzburg City Hall at 06h45 while the 65km starts at Drew Road in Cato Ridge at 05h30 and the 35km starts outside the Lillies Quarter in Old Main Road, Hillcrest also at 05H30.
Road closure guideline times along the route are as follows:
- Chief Albert Luthuli Street – Alexandra Road: 04h00-09h30
- Alexandra Road – Umlaas Road: 05h00-11h15
- Umlaas Road – R103 Inchanga/1000 Hills: 04h30-12h15
- R103 Inchanga – Botha’s Hill Butchery: 04h30-13h00
- R103 Patna Road – Kassier Road/M13 on ramp: 04h30-13h15
- M13 Hillcrest – M13 Westville: 04h15-14h45
- M13 Westville – M13 45th Cutting: 04h15
- N2 Outbound – Monty Naiker Street: 05h00-15h15
- Monty Naiker Street (Pine Street): 04h00-15h30
- Masabalala Yengwa Ave (North Bound): 04h00-16h00
For those cycling, please ensure the cut off times for race day are noted. They are as follows:
The First cut off will be at Inchanga Caravan Park (45.5kms into the race) at 12h15, the second cut off will be outside the Butchery on Botha’s hill (60.2kms into the race) at 13h00, the third cut off will be at Kassier Road, just before the on ramp onto the M13 (67kms into the race) at 13h30, the fourth cut off will be under the pedestrian bridge on M13, just before exit 17 Pinetown, Queensburgh, St Johns Ave (82kms into the race) at 14h00, the fifth cut off will be at 45th Cutting, under the bridge just before you reach the N3 off ramp (91.2kms into the race) at 14h30 and the final cut off will be at the finish line at Suncoast at 15h00.
See the map of the route below:
For all those still wishing to take part in this extraordinary race, it is not too late. Late entries will be taken on any of the registration days at an increased fee with registration and collection of race numbers being held at Suncoast in Durban, on the following days and times:
Thursday, 9th October between 13h00 and 18h00
Friday, 10th October between 09h00 and 18h00
Saturday, 11th October between 09h00 and 16h00
For further information, log on to www.shova.co.za or call the Shova organisers during working hours on 031 312 8896.