25-27 September 2020

Course Details

Race Start: 6:00am | 26 September 2020 | Benvie

The 50 Miler event is still a great challenge and should not be underestimated despite not being the ultimate distance at the Karkloof100. However, it provides a great stepping stone to those interested in running 100 miles but who don’t feel they are quite ready.

The course design places the 50 Miler start at the turning point (Benvie Garden) of the 100 Miler and runs back to Yard 41 in Howick.

Time limit: 18 hours

Race start: 08:00pm | 25 September 2020 | The Farmer’s Daughter

The 100 Miler is considered the ultimate challenge in trail running around the world. To achieve a finish in this distance is a feat that only a few trail runners can claim.

In South Africa, the 100 mile distance is relatively new and the Karkloof100 aims to produce a world class event that will cement itself as one of the ultimate endurance challenges in the country.

Time limit: 36 hours.

In line with​ international 100 mile trails, compulsory kit is kept to a minimum without risking the safety of the runners.

  • 1L hydration capacity (bladder or bottles)
  • Space blanket
  • Waterproof Jacket and Thermal (weather dependent)
  • Headlamp or torch (only for night running)
  • Charged cell phone (preferably basic model with good battery life)

New cut-off times will be implemented for the 2020 edition of the Karkloof100 events. These are as follows:

  • Benvie Cut-off at 01:00pm on Saturday, 26 September
  • Mbona Gate Cut-off at 05:00pm
  • Bushwillow Cut-off at 08:00pm
  • Rockwood Cut-off at 12:00am on Sunday, 27 September
  • Farmer’s Market Cut-off at 04:00am

Enter Here

Details Price Qty
100 Miler Runners Entryshow details + R4,100.00 (ZAR)  
50 Miler Runners Entryshow details + R2,850.00 (ZAR)  


Details Price Qty
Volunteershow details + R0.00 (ZAR)  


Details Price Qty
Pacersshow details + R0.00 (ZAR)  

*To view our T’s & C’s, refund and substitution policies and FAQ, please click HERE.

The Karkloof100 is a 100 Mile Endurance Foot Race set to take place from the 25th to 27th of September 2020 in the Karkloof area of KwaZulu-Natal. The KArkloof100 is the first 100mile trail races to take place in KZN. The Karkloof, renowned for its indigenous forests, wetlands and grasslands is an ideal setting for the extreme challenge that aims to push the boundaries of Trail Running in South Africa by attracting top class, local and international field to compete over what is considered the ultimate distance in trail running.

The 100 Miler has been designed as an out and back course, modelled off some of the top international 100 Mile Trail Races such as Leadville100 in the Colorado, USA.


Registration for both the 50 and 100 Miler will open at 03:00pm on Friday, 25th September 2020. Additional registration for the 50 Miler will take place on Saturday, 26th September 2020 and will open at 05:00am. Please note that there will be no late entries available once online entries have closed

Volunteers of Karkloof100

Please note that all volunteers of previous Karkloof100 events qualify for a discount on entries for the Race entries in the upcoming Karkloof100 event. For more information, please contact info@kzntrailrunning.co.za. 

Aid Stations

The aid stations, located every ~10 miles or 16 kilometres, are easily accessible and spectator-friendly allowing friends and family of the race participant to move between aid stations cheering their runner on and providing race support. Coffee, sponsor drinks, food, water and medical support will be available at each unique aid station.

Karkloof100 Training Camp

The Karkloof100 Training Camp that will take place on the 18th and 19th of July 2020. This casual and exciting training camp will provide runners with a unique opportunity to meet and mingle with the Race Directors and Elite Runners and share in their experiences. Early Bird Package entries that have booked between 10th of October and 1st of December 2019 will qualify the entrants for free entry into the Training Camp. All other camp entries are at a cost of R500. Click Here for more information. 

Payment Plans

Interested in benefitting from the Runners packages but cannot get an entry ticket just yet? A payment plan is available for the Karkloof100 events and splits the payment into 4 separate instalments with the first being paid with the purchase of a runners package.  If you are interested in doing a payment plan, please contact info@kzntrailrunning.co.za to make arrangements.

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