KZN Trail Running

Kruger2Canyon Challenge 2018

13th - 15th July 2018

Course Details

Day 1 – 42km

Day 2 28km, Total 70km

Day 1 – 26km

Day 2 – 18km, Total 42km

2 Day Stage Race

Stage 1 – Mountain and Canyon.  Mariepskop and Blyde. The Mountain Day.

Stage 2 – Bushveld. Blue Canyon Conservancy. The Game Reserve Day.

Ultra Distance Compulsory Gear

  1. 2.0L Hydration Capacity (Pack)
  2. Some basic nutrition
  3. Space Blanket
  4. Charged Phone
  5. Rain Jacket
  6. Base layer (Long Sleeve)
  7. Headlamp for Day 1 start

Marathon Distance Compulsory Gear

  1. 2.0L Hydration Capacity (Pack)
  2. Some basic nutrition
  3. Space Blanket
  4. Charged Phone
  5. Rain Jacket
  6. Base Layer (Long Sleeve)
  7. Headlamp for Day 1 start

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Ulttra distance
stage race

Spectator Packages
available

In 2015 and 2016 Kruger2Canyon was hosted uder the Wild Series banner. In 2017 it was hosted by KZN Trail Running and Kruger2Canyons Biosphere successfully and has quickly earned itself iconic status on the South African Trail Running Scene.

The route offers an incredible opportunity to explore the most northern reaches of the Drakensberg, in and around the Blyde River Canyon, as well as the bushveld adjacent to the Kruger National Park. The Blue Canyon Conservancy in which the second stage is laid out, has all of the Big 5 other than buffalo within its bounds. In 2016 a number of runners got to view African Wild Dog while on route, while in 2017 a herd of elephants watched on as the runners made they way along the course.

For an exceptional South African trail running experience, make sure you enter Kruger2Canyon 2018.

2018 Entry options include:

  1. Ultra Distance (70km over 2 days)
  2. Marathon Distance (42km over 2 days)
  3. Single Day entries
  4. Spectator Package

Registration 13 July

Stage 1: 14 July – 42km or 25km – Blyde River Canyon and Mariepskop
Stage 2: 15 July – 28km or 17km – Blue Canyon Conservancy (adjacent to Kruger National Park)

Entrance to Franklyn Park is R30. This is included in your entry but is payable by spectators and visitors to the Park who do not have a prior booking.

Directions

The 2018 edition of K2C is being held at Franklyn Park, Hoedspruit. Click here for directions.

Travel distances and Times:

Johannesburg/Pretoria   450kms    5.5 hours

Hoedspruit  30km   20 minutes

Nelspruit  150km  2 hours

 

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