Lusus: Cycling Events
Lusus: Cycling Events

ROX Beach Classic

Location: Umhlanga Rocks Surf Lifesaving Club

Date: 23 September 2018


The ROX Beach Classic is a revival of the Umhlanga Rocks Surf Lifesaving Club (ROX) Beach Run, which was first organised in 1973, it became a very popular fixture on the ROX calendar for many years. The beach run took participants from ROX to Umdloti Lifesavers and back. The Event was later named the ‘Cliff Honneysett Memorial Run’. Cliff Honneysett sadly died whilst hiking in the Transkei, he was one of the first professional Lifeguards and Beach Manager in Umhlanga. Cliff managed the beaches from 1962 till 1989. He also looked after the shark nets off Umhlanga before the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board was formed and took over the sole responsibility of servicing and maintenance of the nets.The ROX Beach Classic is being held on Sunday 23 September 2018 at 8.00 AM, the event not only caters for the Elite Runners and Mountain Bikers with a 14 KM route along the beach, a ½ distance run of 8 KM and an awesome family fun run/walk 4 KM.

  • 14 KM Run - From ROX to Umdloti Tidal Pool and back
  • 14 KM Fat Bike - From ROX to Umdloti Tidal Pool and back
  • 8 KM Run - From ROX to Peace Cottage and back
  • 4 KM Family Fun Run/Walk - From ROX to the Umhlanga River mouth and back.
Entries at ROAG or a manual entry open on the day from 6.00 AM to 8.00 AMFunds raised from the event will help aid ROX to send Junior and Nipper Lifesavers to the South Africa Lifesaving Championship event in Port Elizabeth in March 2019. Donations can also be made to The Cows, a fundraising arm of CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa a charity which ROX support.Join ROX for an action-packed day. Food, drinks and bar facilities will be on sale at the ROX Club House. No credit cards but Zapper is available.