KZN DSR Virtual Run: Information

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The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation in partnership with KwaZulu-Natal Athletics and the Comrades Marathon Association hosts the inaugural Virtual KZN Youth Run as part of activities on 18 and 19 July 2020.

The Youth Run has become a highlight on the KwaZulu-Natal Athletics calendar, attracting athletes from all over the country. The Run forms part of the Department's Mass Participation Programme, encouraging healthy lifestyles and identifying potential talented athletes for the road.

As the country fights the invisible Covid-19 pandemic, a highly visible epidemic of gender-based violence continues to affect women and children each day. We encourage the youth to make a stand against Gender-Based Violence. We challenge YOU to run, walk or jog against GBV. Carry your placard, run your race. Everyone is welcome to participate. There is no entry fee for this event.




The race will be run on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July 2020 at 00:01am and finish at 23:59pm on the actual race date.

Subject to government regulations

Please respect the current COVID-19 restrictions/regulations as set by government and run within its constraints.



Anywhere! Find the course of your choice and run your favourite route. Whether it be on your property or on public roads.

Please respect the current COVID-19 restrictions/regulations and run within its constraints.

The following are the different race distance options:

  • 2km
  • 5km
  • 10km

Plan your run wisely! Bring sufficient nutrition, water and energy drinks with you – or plan so your course covers your nutrition and fluid needs on race day.



 The race is capped at 15000 entrants. There is no entry fee associated with this event. Entries open on 05 July 2020 and close 18 July 2020 at 1pm or once the 15000 cap is reached. This race is limited to South African citizens only.



  • Log into your KZNDSR Virtual Run Profile - you can login via this LINK
  • On the page displayed, click on the "My Time" option at the bottom.
  • Select the upload option you wish to use.
  • Manual option is the simplest but does not support split times on the longer distances.



2km (Fun Run) 7 years or over


9 years or over



14 years or over


The minimum age requirement is stipulated in the above table. Please note all athletes must comply with the above.



Can I run with friends?

Yes, you can! But please respect social distancing and any other restrictions set by national or local governments due to the prevention of coronavirus spread.


Race Numbers

Race Numbers will be emailed to every entrant. Entrants are encouraged to print out the Race Number and attach it to their running kit on Race Day.

Participants are encouraged to take images and videos wearing their race numbers or to run with placards displaying their stand against Gender-Based Violence and share across the various social media platforms #kzndsryouthrun .



You must upload your race data by 11:59pm on 19 July 2020 to qualify as a finisher.



Your smart phone, smart watch, fitness watch or activity tracker is your personal “virtual timing chip”. Start the session and run your selected distance. When you reach the race distance you have entered stop the session and simply, link your Strava, Garmin, Polar or Suunto account to your runner profile. We also support session file imports for GPX, TCX and FIT formats – you will also be able to manually input running data, so there is nothing holding you back from running the KZNDSR Youth Run and making your stand against Gender-based Violence.



Your time will be updated to the official results service for the event you participate in. However, real official timing can only be carried out with homologated chip timing technologies at real certified running events. Please also note, that even though your watch or phone may deduct pauses you may have taken during your session, we do not. We measure from start to finish!

The results will be published on the KZNDSR Website (www.kzndsr.gov.za), Comrades Marathon website and be fully available on our App where you can subscribe to finish notifications for the runners you want to follow.


General Awards

All athletes who finish their respective distance will receive a virtual KZNDSR Youth Run Medal.

All finishers will also receive an online finishers certificate once you have finished your race distance which you will be able to share with all friends and family.




Comrades Marathon Association

PO Box 100621, Scottsville, 3209

Email: youthrun@comrades.com




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