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I actually live South of the city but the best place to run in Durban would be along the beach front. You can do a comfortable 10-12k (return) between the Umgeni River mouth (Blue Lagoon in the North and South Beach / Vetchies pier in the South). If you are looking for a longer distance you can head up the M4 which is the coastal road out of Durban to Umhlanga Rocks. Not sure of distance but probably 15-20k one way. Durban has a huge running fraternity with lots of running clubs which have midweek (Tuesday-Thursday) 8k time trials. In KwaZulu Natal there is a 10k, 15k, 21k or 42k race virtually every weekend throughout the year. The big race is the 90k "Comrades marathon" from Pietermaritzburg to Durban on June (www.comrades.com).