'clubhouse' was initially the Chairman’s
residence, but as membership increased, the
search for a ‘home’ began in earnest.
After pursuing a number of options the opportunity
of leasing two rooms at the Town Hall presented
itself, and without hesitation the Club signed
a contract for what has finally become the official
club- house of the Mtunzini Athletic
The rooms were in serious need of renovation,
and a generous grant from the Lotto Distribution
Fund has helped to transform the rooms into
a home that allows members to display their
memorabilia and to meet regularly for meetings
and unofficial get-togethers.
Mtunzini Athletic Club
was formed in 2005 by an enthusiastic
bunch of ‘village runners’
who wanted to unite a group of non-descript
athletes from various clubs and promote
the little town which meant so much to
Their running apparel in the vibrant colours
of apple green and navy blue, portraying
the logo of the Albizia adianthifolia
(Flat Crown Tree), soon became the envy
of surrounding clubs.
premier event on the calendar of the Mtunzini
Athletic Club is the popular 16-km Bush Challenge
through the pristine Siyaya Coastal Park.
The 2015 Bush Challenge took places over a beautiful long weekend in August. More Pictures on Facebook>>
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to the registration of the Mtunzini Athletic
Club as an official club, Mtunzini runners
organised a 64km-long training run (8x8km laps around
the village) for Comrades hopefuls. All friends
and family were asked to support the runners by
joining in at any stage to either run, walk, or
cycle at least one of the eight laps with them.
This meant that the runners doing the full distance
would never be alone.
Using this format, they subsequently
registered this as an official race with KZN Athletics
and The Mannix Monster, sponsored by Mazda, was
born. Sadly though, after organising this race
successfully for three years, they have been forced
to cancel this event as an official race due to
the change of date of the Comrades
August 2008 saw the inaugural hosting of the 16km Mtunzini Bush Run/Walk, sponsored by aQuellé. This is a unique bush experience which incorporates a mix of indigenous dune forest, beach and off-road. We are now very proud to have Seacom as our main sponsor for this event. aQuellé continues to support our event. The Mtunzini Bush Run/Walk has now grown and has developed into a major Zululand race, and is very sought after – visit our race page for more details.
Runners meet at the corner of Siyayi and Valley
Weekdays Tuesdays-Thursdays: 05h00 for a distance
Weekend runs from Club 05:00 in Summer, 06:00 in Winter. Contact Delia 083 647 8267
Saturdays: 06h00 for a distance of 10km.
Sundays: 05h00 for a longer distance of 20+ kms,
depending on the time of year.
Weekly 4 or 8 km time trails are held every Thursdays
at 17h30 starting from the Club House at the Town
For further information contact Lorna Rautenbach
at 082 533 3231 or 035 340 1592.
Paul Mannix: 082 571 6559. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zelda Flook: 084 814 4551. Email:
Capella Lifestyle Cycles : 035 340 1795
Dee Ayliffe: 082 767 5017
exciting event in July 2008 was the affiliation
of a MTB section to the Mtunzini Athletic
Club. Mtunzini cyclists are fortunate in
having kilometres of gravel road and track on their
doorstep. The village has seen eleven editions of
the popular Mtunzini Classic which has formed the
first event of the Zululand Big 5 series for the
last three years. It was timeous therefore, with
mountain biking firmly, but informally, established
in the village, that the cyclists were given a formal
home, with the attractive prospect of an Mtunzini
identity at events.
• To apply
for annual SA Riders Licence
• Cyclists meet at the corner of Siyaya
and Valley Drive every Saturday morning at 06h00
for a distance of about 30kms. A slower cycle
is usually done on a Wednesday afternoon –
hosted by Robyn
Robyn is also willing to take beginners on a Thursday
afternoon if enough interest is shown.