Who will Triumph? Man or Machine?

History will be made on Saturday, 3rd August 2013 when man and machine will come together to do battle in a bid to win the inaugural North Coast-Zululand Great Train Race. 

A first for the region, the unique and epic showdown will commence at 06h00 from stunning New Guelderland Railway Platform in the KwaDukuza area to finish 106.7 kilometres (66.3 miles) later at Empangeni Railway Station in the City of uMhlathuze.          

Spectators are in for an unforgettable experience as the train and athletes traverse the glorious Northern KwaZulu-Natal coastal areas.  Runners will enter in relay teams of five or iron man individuals to run the entire distance mostly on R102, P415 and R459.  Cyclists will enter in teams of two and four to compete in 3 heats until they reach the finish line at Empangeni Railway Station.  The train’s passengers will be treated to a relaxing and luxurious journey through the countryside.  Towns such as the ever beautiful Zinkwazi, old manufacturing hub Isithebe and magnificent Mtunzini are on the line-up of places to see.     
The North Coast-Zululand Great Train Race is not only about man competing against a train.  It is about adventure and community involvement – exploring the boundless tourist attractions, and investment and community opportunities offered by the North Coast and Zululand Coast.  The area is steeped in history, boasts an abundance of heritage sites and cultural activities, and is rich in rare flora and fauna.     Visitors are encouraged to take in the sights and sounds, and enjoy our hospitality before and after the 3rd of August 2013.    
“In addition to its tremendous adventure appeal, the North Coast-Zululand Great Train Race is an employment creation vehicle; tourism, sport and economic enhancement tool for the region, and a unifier that will have us cheering and working together towards a common and positive purpose,”  [says Project Manager Diane Wessels]
For more information or to pledge your support, please contact:

Phone:  078-400 6373

Visit www.greattrainrace.com

Or Email:  info@greattrainrace.com       

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