The BIG ONE
The SkyRun 100 is unlike any other challenge on the South African racing calendar. Participants are required to be self-sufficient with regards to both navigation and gear all whilst tackling the remote terrain of the Witteberg Mountain range.
Armed only with a Map & Compass or GPS unit and a back-pack containing all their food, water and compulsory equipment that will enable them to survive in this harsh environment our athletes head forth into the unknown for 100km of life-changing racing
THE SLIGHTLY SMALLER BIG ONE
The SkyRun 65 is a serious challenge for any aspiring ultradistance trail runner, with the added complexity of being a self-supported, self-navigational race. The participants enjoy the challenges of the SkyRun with regards to rugged terrain, breath-taking views and serious climbs without the pressure of a daunting 100km to complete. The SkyRun 65 is an experience that should not be missed, with a warm welcome waiting at the finish and a lifetime of memories to look back on.
THE "SMALL" NIGHT ONE
On its own, the The SkyRun 38km is a great run which will push athletes whilst allowing them to enjoy the thrills of mountain running in one of the most beautiful mountain playgrounds South Africa has to offer. In addition it is a great stepping stone to something bigger, something like the Skyrun-65 or SkyRun 100
The Beginning by John Michael Tawse : Skyrun started as Skywalk with the first ‘Skyrun’ initiated in 1991/92 when traversing the Witteberge from Lady Grey to Wartrail in a two day running/trekking solo. The first day being 31 Dec 1991 was spent overnight at the Snowdon peak, old border police station stables and huts. The following day I continued on to the Wartrail Country Club for the 1st of January 1992, Wartrail Sports day ‘party’, where I joined Gerald and Cherry Green and family from the farm Ben Nevis. My first traverse was completed in dense cloud and freezing cold for most of the route, I still clearly remember meeting up with a surprised Warwick and Elspeth Frost returning from the Wartrail Games on the Balloch farm road. I repeated the run in 1992/3.
Important SkyRun Events
CAPE UNION MART IN STORE TALKS
2nd, 3rd & 4th of September 2022
We are hosting a K-Way Skyrun training camp in the last half of 2022 please find the detail of the camp below. We strongly recommend that you attend the camp if you are a “SKYRUN VIRGIN” as this will give you a real insight to the race, route and what to expect come that 3rd weekend in November; we call Skyrun weekend! #HellofARun
ONLINE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Friday 18th November
- Registration (For the 65KM & 100KM ONLY) | 9h00 – 17h00 ID or Driver License Required For Identification at registration. (REG WILL CLOSE AT 6 PM AND WE CANNOT DO LATE REGISTRATIONS)
- Race Briefing (For the 65KM & 100KM ONLY) | 17h00 – 17h30
- Dinner for Athletes & Supporters with SkyRun Meal Tickets | 18h00 – 19h00
Saturday 19th November
- 100KM & 65KM Roll Call | 03h30 (Outside the Mountain View Country Inn Hotel)
- 100KM & 65KM Race Start | 04h00
- Registration (For the 38KM ONLY | Location: Wartrail Country Club) | 11h00 – 13h00 ID or Driver License Required For Identification at registration. (REG WILL CLOSE AT 1 PM AND WE CANNOT DO LATE REGISTRATIONS)
- Race Briefing (For the 38KM ONLY | Location: Wartrail Country Club) | 13h30
- Race Start (For the 38KM ONLY | Location: Wartrail Country Club) | 14h30
Sunday 20th November