Race Infomation

SkyRun

38KM

Distance

38KM

Elevation

2100 M

Cut Off

18 Hours

Checkpoints

3

SkyRun 38 – NIGHT EVENT

The beautiful Wartrail Country Club will mark the start of the SkyRun 38Km. The event will be unmarked, self-navigated and self-supported.

The SkyRun 38Km starting and finishing at the Wartrail Country Club. Tents are NOT included in the entry, bring your own tent and camp in this is the perfect setting in Wartrail Country where runners, seconds and families can share war stories under the starry-studded sky at Wartrail Country Club.

Route Description

The trail starts in Wartrail Country Club on the way to the first checkpoint at Edgehill Farm. Some athletes will now be operating in the dark as nightfall will have replaced the harsh African sun. Navigating through the Bridal Pass from CP 1 – Edgehill to the eighth checkpoint at The Turn is tricky. Athletes lose a lot of time trying to find the correct entrance into the Bridal Pass that will lead them onto the ridgeline again. A steady climb up the Pass will take you onto the ridgeline and to CP 2 – The Turn. You will double back toward the Wartrail Country Club via CP 3 – Halston Peak, which is the last checkpoint on the route. The climb down from Halston’s is technical and is more difficult because you are exhausted at this stage but buoyed by the fact that you are now heading to the finish at Wartrail Country Club.
Accommodation
Bring your own tent and camp in this is the perfect setting in Wartrail Country where runners, seconds and families can share war stories under the starry-studded sky at Wartrail Country Club. A camping spot for one tent is included with the 38KM entry any additional tents will need to pay the camping fee with the wartrail country club.

Alternatively, you can look for accommodation around the Wartrail area.

Destination

The Witteberg is a South African mountain range just off the south-west corner of Lesotho. 

Discover the wonder of Balloch cave along the route with it bushman art and idyllic setting nestled between some of the highest peaks in the Witteberg. 

The Witteberg range is one of the most picturesque places in South Africa with some distinctive peaks like Avoca and Halston Peaks dominating the skyline.

DURATION: Anything from 8hrs to 18hrs

 CONFIGURATION: Starting and finishing in Wartrail Country Club and traverse the Witteberg Mountain to Wartrail Country Club

 START POINT: Wartrail Country Club

 TERRAIN: Mainly no track Navigation by GPS

 MAP: Basic map to be provided

 TRAIL MARKINGS: NO MARKINGS! Must self-navigate – GPS units/GPS Watches are compulsory

 FACILITIES: Camping and B&B in the area

 CELL RECEPTION: Minimal coverage in the valley’s on-mountain coverage

 BEWARE: Hydration is critical. Keep a look-out for snakes and loose rocks

SkyRun 38 Fast Facts
VENUE: Wartrail Country Club
DISTANCE : 38KM
TIME OF YEAR: November
ENTER AS : Individuals
CUT-OFFS: Will be enforced
AVERAGE DURATION : 10/14HRS