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uMhlanga Liberty Summer Trail Run and Walk

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uMhlanga Summer Festival 2013

uMhlanga Liberty Summer

Trail Run and Walk

uMhlanga: 15 December 2013

Start and finish: uMhlanga Millennium Stage. Start at 6am

 

Trail blazers, on your marks! The summer version of the uMhlanga Liberty 5km / 12km / 18km Trail Run and Walk takes place on Sunday 15 December at 6am, as part of the 2013 uMhlanga Summer Festival.

Entries are now open on the ROAG website for the eagerly awaited 2013 uMhlanga Liberty Summer Trail Run and Walk. For the first time, the event will cater for three events 5km and 12km run and walk and an 18km trail run.

Being the tenth trail run in the series, a 5km run and walk has been added to offer participants the experience of entering the famous Hawaan Forest. The 5km run and walk will be ideal for novice trail runners and walkers to test the sport in pristine conditions. The profile is 2kms of uphill, 1km of flat bushy terrain and 2kms of downhill to the finish. This route profile is ideal for walkers and trail runners in the making. The 5km trail is safe for children of five years and older. Regrettably no prams or pets will be permitted.

 

For the developing trail runner and walker there is a challenging 12km trail that will incorporate a testing uphill at the start, then some thick bush single track trails to contend with. After a river crossing there will be a fast gravel section to the uMhlanga Lagoon. On the way to the lagoon there will be a steep hill to climb that will be sure to test those tired legs, pounding heart and the gasping lungs. Depending on the sea tide level of the day there may be a wet lagoon crossing. Be prepared to wade in water chest high. The uMhlanga Lifesavers will be on standby at the lagoon crossing.  The last 1km will be a testing beach slog back to the Millennium Stage.

 

The more experienced trail runner can look forward to a scenic but challenging 18km route. Due to the weather being warmer runners should, if possible carry water as there will be one major refreshment table. Some water will be left at the 14km mark. The route incorporates three stiff climbs and some thick single track bush to contend with.  Runners can expect a 2km dash through some fynbos near the Sibaya Casino and a punishing 2.5km trek along the beach to the finish.

“Trail Running has taken KwaZulu Natal by storm and it is no wonder that many runners are moving towards this exciting method of exercise. It gives one the opportunity to break away from traffic and city life and enjoy the beautiful wide open spaces that surround us. The entire route is every trail runners dream,” says Race Organiser Buzz Boulton.

 

The start will be held on the uMhlanga Promenade at the uMhlanga main beach Millennium stage at 06h00. Due to the large number entrants expected a staggered start will be applied. A refreshment table will be in place at the 7km mark for the two longer runs. The finish point will be at the Millennium stage and prize giving will commence at 09h00 where many lucky draw prizes will be drawn. As the race forms part of the uMhlanga Summer Festival, participants are encouraged to bring their families to join in the fun.

 

Liberty, as the main sponsor of the trail run, is hoping that the turnout for this event will be another record breaking one. To enter go to www.ROAG.co.za. For more information you can contact buzzhilde@vodamail.co.za

 

Entrance fee is R40 for the 5km run and walk, R80 for the 12km Run and Walk and R100 for the 18km run. Late entries will be accepted on the day.  It is recommended for participants to sign up onto the ROAG on-line registration system to be kept informed of this and other similar events (www.ROAG.co.za).

 

Liberty is proud to be the sponsor of the uMhlanga Liberty Summer Trail Run and Walk. For this particular event, Liberty will set up an area for interested customers to take part in Risk Revealer. (www.libertyriskrevealer.co.za) – a new web-based tool that allows potential and existing clients to calculate their level of lifestyle and accidental risk. Customers who play can qualify for a discount on a new policy for up to 12%.

 

“Like financial prosperity, trail running is a journey that requires discipline, dedication and a solid plan, hence we are proud to be associated with this event,” says Selomane Maitisa, Divisional Director for Retail Marketing at Liberty.

 

Off-road running has never been this fun, with the uMhlanga Liberty Summer Trail Run and Walk taking place in the early hours of Sunday morning.

 

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Durban Mother’s Day Concert: Top 5 reasons why the Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert is the ultimate Mother’s Day outing this Sunday.

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Top 5 reasons why the Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert is the ultimate Mother’s Day outing this Sunday.

 

Tickets on sale from Webtickets.

 

Old Mutual Music at the Lake: Mother’s Day featuring Mango Groove and Aaron McIlroy

As Mother’s Day approaches, families in Durban have the perfect opportunity to celebrate in style at the highly anticipated Old Mutual Music at the Lake concert. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Durban Botanic Gardens, this special concert on Sunday, May 12 promises an unforgettable experience for all.

 

Here are the top five reasons why you should spend Mother’s Day at Music at the Lake:

 

Legendary Live Performance:

Prepare to be mesmerized by the legendary Mango Groove as they take the stage with their unique blend of pop, rock, and traditional South African music. Their infectious energy and timeless hits will create a magical atmosphere that’s perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day.

 

Comedic Entertainment:

Alongside Mango Groove, comedian Aaron McIlroy will keep the laughter flowing with his comedic talents. From hilarious anecdotes to clever observations, Aaron’s performance guarantees a side-splitting experience for all ages.

 

Spectacular Venue:

Nestled around the picturesque Lake area of the Durban Botanic Gardens, this event offers more than just music. Attendees can immerse themselves in the beauty of one of Africa’s oldest botanic gardens, surrounded by lush greenery and serene waters.

 

Community Spirit:

Sponsored by Old Mutual, the Music at the Lake series is a testament to the power of community and cultural heritage. Through their support, Old Mutual aims to create lasting memories and bring people together through the universal language of music.

 

Picnic-Style Experience:

Bring your own food and drinks and relax on the shaded lawns of the gardens as you enjoy a delightful picnic-style afternoon. With Cooler boxes charged at only R50 at the gate, attendees can indulge in a feast for the senses while soaking in the vibrant sounds of the live performance.

 

“We’re thrilled to be part of such a special event, celebrating love, connection, and kindness on Mother’s Day,” said Claire Johnston from Mango Groove. “Join us at the Durban Botanic Gardens for an unforgettable afternoon of music, laughter, and cherished moments.”

 

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to celebrate Mother’s Day with your loved ones in a setting that blends nature, music, and laughter. Secure your tickets now from Webtickets and make memories that will last a lifetime.

 

EVENT INFO:

 

Old Mutual Music at the Lake: Mother’s Day featuring Mango Groove and Aaron McIlroy

Date: Sunday 12 May

Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens

Times: Gates open 13h00 – Music starts 14h00 – Show ends 17h00.

PLEASE NOTE: Cooler boxes charged R50 at the gate. Bring your own picnic, drinks, chairs and blankets.

Ticket link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1546391165

 

Follow Music at The Lake online:

Official Website: ww.musicatthelake.co.za

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MATLDBN

Instagram: www.instagram.com/musicatthelake

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Durban Mother’s Day Concert: The Old Mutual Music at the Lake

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The Old Mutual Music at the Lake series returns for a special Mother’s Day concert on 12 May at the Durban Botanic Gardens.

 

Old Mutual Music at the Lake: Mother’s Day featuring Mango Groove and Aaron McIlroy

Date: Sunday 12 May
Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens
Times: Gates open 13h00 – Music starts 14h00 – Show ends 17h00.

PLEASE NOTE:
~ Cooler boxes charged R50 at the gate.
~ Bring your own picnic, drinks, chairs and blankets.

 

Ticket Prices

Phase 1:

Adults (Over 12) R195
Kids (U12) R100
Kids (U4) R10

Phase 2:

Adults (Over 12) R225
Kids (U12) R110
Kids (U4) R10

Phase 3:

Adults (Over 12) R250
Kids (U12) R120
Kids (U4) R10

 

Ticket Link:
https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1546391165

 

The highly anticipated Old Mutual Music at the Lake series is back with a special concert in celebration of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12. The event will take place at the stunning Durban Botanic Gardens, nestled around the picturesque Lake area.

Music enthusiasts and families alike can look forward to an unforgettable live performance by the legendary Mango Groove, known for their unique sound that blends pop, rock, and traditional South African music. In addition, comedian Aaron McIlroy will entertain the audience with his comedic talents, making this concert an unmissable experience for all ages.

Claire Johnston from Mango Groove is excited to return to Durban Botanic Gardens for the concert, saying “We’re so thrilled to be coming back to this glorious venue for the first time in several years. Mothers’ Day is the perfect opportunity as we get to celebrate love, connection and kindness”.

The Old Mutual Music at the Lake series is the longest-running live music series in KwaZulu-Natal, offering a relaxing and entertaining Sunday afternoon in a beautiful outdoor setting. The event is staged at the Durban Botanic Gardens Lake area, the oldest botanic gardens in Africa, providing a serene backdrop with its lush gardens and abundant wildlife.

“Old Mutual’s sponsorship of the Music at the Lake series underscores our deep-rooted commitment to nurturing community spirit and celebrating cultural heritage. We believe in the power of music to bring people together and create lasting memories, especially on occasions as special as Mother’s Day. Our support for this series shows our dedication to the arts and the communities we serve. We are proud to create platforms where talent, laughter, and family joy can flourish in the heart of Durban’s historic Botanic Gardens,” said Thobile Tshabalala, Head of Brand at Old Mutual.

Attendees are invited to bring their own food and drinks (cooler boxes charged R50 at the gate), blankets, and camping chairs to enjoy a delightful picnic-style afternoon on the shaded lawns of the gardens. Concert-goers can soak in the vibrant sounds of the live performance while observing an array of birdlife, including pelicans and spoonbills flying overhead.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with your loved ones at the Durban Botanic Gardens and experience an afternoon of exceptional music and comedy. Don’t miss out on this unique event that blends nature, music, and laughter! Get your tickets now from Webtickets.

 

Follow Music at The Lake online:

Official Website: www.musicatthelake.co.za

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MATLDBN

Instagram: hwww.instagram.com/musicatthelake/

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Durbanite Spotlight: The Kickstands

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In our latest Durbanite encounter, we step into the world of The Kickstands, a band that’s as vibrant and energetic as the city we all love. Welcome to another feature on Durbanart, where today we’re hanging out with Gary Nixon from The Kickstands. As they get ready for Splashy Fen and continue to make music that resonates with so many, we’re excited to chat with Gary about a few things: their tunes, what they love about Durban, and some fun, little-known facts.

Let’s jump into our chat with Gary and discover some new angles on both the band and our beloved Durban.

 

1. What draws you to Durban?

An active, outdoors lifestyle and the strong sense of community people share here.

2. Where is your favourite place to have breakfast in Durban, and why?

Mayfair, Durban North! Delicious, consistent and holds loads of memories

3. What Durban experience do all visitors need to try?

Promenade run/walk in the morning, swim around the peer and a Springbok game at Kings Park.

 

4. Nothing beats water, but where is a good Café or Bar in Durban?

Surf Riders

 

5. If you had to recommend a Durban spot to stay for the weekend, to an out-of-towner, where would you suggest?

If you’ve got the bucks, Oyster Box is mint! Otherwise come crash on my couch!

 

6. When did you know that music was your thing?

When people started paying me to do what I loved doing anyway

 

7. What’s your go-to shower song?

NOFX – Linoleum

8. You’re playing at Splashy Fen again this year. How many Splashy Fen’s have you been to? How many of those have you performed at?

I’ve been to 12 Splashy Fens, this will be my 11th time performing.

 

9. What’s your favourite thing about Splashy Fen?

The people, it’s what makes it what it is. Revelry.

 

10. Your Top Three Things to take to Splashy Fen?

My guitar, the vibes, and every year I try to convince a friend that’s never been to Splashy to come with me!

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