Mud and sunshine at sold out King of Phezulu

21 – 23 September 2018

Course Details

7am – Saturday 22 September 2018 

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.

10pm – Friday 21 September 2018

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

 5km route = 1 water table

10km route = 2 water tables,

18km route = 3 water tables.

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KZN's First
100 Miler

UTMB Qualifier
allocated 6 points

The Karkloof100 is a 100 Mile Endurance Foot Race set to take place from the 21st to 23rd of September 2018 in the Karkloof area of KZN. One of only three 100 mile trail races in South Africa, it will be the first to take place in KwaZulu-Natal. 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, modeled off some of the top international 100 Mile Trail Races such as Leadville100 in the Colorado, USA. The aid stations, located every 10 miles or 16 kilometers, are easily accessible and spectator friendly allowing friends and family of the race participates 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.


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