The Barriers Stages Adventure Race

The Hatchery is proud to be involved in the hosting and running of the Barriers Stages Mountain Bike and Trail Run Race happening in June this year. As an accommodation venue with a lot to offer in terms of adventure racing with regards to our location and surrounds it makes sense that we are involved in events such as Barriers and the Philocaly Trail walk.

Barriers Stages is a self-supported race through the KZN coast in the lightpacking style in aid of local conservation efforts. Athletes can race the entire event non-stop or as a stage race or choose individual stages with beaches, rivers, conservancies, reserves and Mountains to cross.

What it is: Barriers Stages is a self-supported adventure race - 360km(Mtb) and 80km(Trail Run).

Stages: Final stages and cut-off times a week before the start. 

Included: gpx tracks. timing. negotiated accommodation options in-between stages. 

Info: Barriers has no markings, athletes are responsible for their own navigation, nutrition, and tracking. Between small villages the route includes river crossings, beach traverse, steep, overgrown, and rutted cattle, jeep and single track, as well as open district road for relief.

Options: Non-stop, Stage Race, Any individual Stage/s, Bag/Athlete Shuttle Service

The even takes place from Friday 10 June. Entries are open and you can enter on Entry Ninja Here!

For more information contact Matthew on 082 337 4572 or visit - To keep up to date with news on the event like and follow the Facebook Page