Kruger2Canyon Challenge 2019

05 - 07 July 2019

Course Details

Day 1

Start time: 5:30 am

Distance: 42 km

Elevation gain: 2858 m

 Day 2

Start time: 6:30 am

Distance: 28 km

Elevation gain: 497 m

*Please note that distances are subject to change.

Day 1

Start time: 5:30 am

Distance: 26 km

Elevation gain: 1873 m

Day 2

Start time: 6:30 am

Distance: 19 km

Elevation gain: 355 m

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

Enter Here

Details Price Qty
2 Day Ultra Runner Packageshow details + R1,900.00 (ZAR)  
2 Day Marathon Runner Packageshow details + R1,500.00 (ZAR)  
Saturday Ultra Courseshow details + R650.00 (ZAR)  
Sunday Ultra Courseshow details + R650.00 (ZAR)  
Saturday Marathon Courseshow details + R400.00 (ZAR)  
Sunday Marathon Courseshow details + R400.00 (ZAR)  
Self Camping - Both Nightsshow details + R300.00 (ZAR)  
Self Camping Friday Nightshow details + R150.00 (ZAR)  
Self Camping Saturday Nightshow details + R150.00 (ZAR)  
Meal Packageshow details + R650.00 (ZAR)  
2 Bedded Safari Tent - Friday (per person sharing)show details + R500.00 (ZAR)   Sold Out
2 Bedded Safari Tent - Saturday (per person sharing)show details + R500.00 (ZAR)   Sold Out

KidZone Registration

Details Price Qty
KidZone Ticketshow details + R30.00 (ZAR)  

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

Ulttra distance
stage race

Spectator Packages

In 2015 and 2016 Kruger2Canyon was hosted uder the Wild Series banner. In 2017 and 2018 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 2019.

2019 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 05 July

Stage 1: 6 July – 42km or 25km – Blyde River Canyon and Mariepskop
Stage 2: 7 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.

For more information, please visit the main Kruger2Canyon Challenge Website by clicking Here.


Venue: Franklyn Park, Hoedspruit. 

Travel distances and Times:

  • Johannesburg/Pretoria-  450km with an ETA of 5 hr 30 min.
  • Hoedspruit – 30km with an ETA of  20 min.
  • Nelspruit -150km with an ETA of 2 hrs

Click here for directions.

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