The beautiful Balloch Caves will mark the start of the SkyRun Marathon, taking place on 20 November 2016. Typical of marathons, the event will be controlled and supported with three water points along the route. Due to the marathon taking place on a separate route; “the runners will be kept off the high peaks and mountains” according to Pure Adventures co-organiser; Mike de Haast.
The SkyRun Marathon will kick off at 04:00 on the famous Balloch Farm at the foothills of the Witteberg Mountains. Tents are included in the entry and this is the perfect setting in Wartrail Country where runners, seconds and families can share war stories under the starry-studded sky at the mouth of the Balloch Cave.
Participants will have 7 hours to complete the 42km marked route and entries are limited to the fortunate first 100 runners. “The SkyRun Marathon is an event where athletes have the ability to enjoy and test the nature of a SkyRun event, slowly moving up to possibly completing the infamous 100km event” states De Haast. The SkyRun Marathon is a great stepping stone for those wanting to experience the thrills of mountain running.
Take part in the brand new SkyRun Marathon, tailored for athletes looking to enjoy not only the beauty of Wartrail country, but also develop their training and endurance whilst being immersed in one of South Africa’s most beautiful playgrounds.