Karkloof 100

20-22 September 2019

Course Details

Race Start: 7:00am | 21st September 2019

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 | 20 September 2019 

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)

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The Karkloof100 is a 100 Mile Endurance Foot Race set to take place from the 20th to 22nd of September 2019 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.

The Farmer’s Daughter is a popular KZN countryside restaurant that serves as the Start and Finish for the Karkloof 100 miler event. Spectators are able to make bookings to reserve tables during the event for Friday and Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast. If you are interested in making a reservation and would like more information, click Here.

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