Karkloof 100 and 50 Miler


Sep 23, 2022 at 8:00 PM

Karkloof 100 and 50 Miler

Karkloof Street

KwaZulu Natal

South Africa

Entry Fee $214
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $312
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 100M
  • 50M

Type: Ultra

Starting Elevation: 1002 meters

High Point: 1391 meters

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2019


The 100 Miler is considered the ultimate challenge in trail running around the world. To achieve a finish in this distance is a feat that only a few trail runners can claim.

In South Africa, the 100 mile distance is relatively new and the Karkloof 100 aims to produce a world class event that will cement itself as one of the ultimate endurance challenges in the country. The 100 Miler starts and finishes at the Yard 41, in Howick. There is an initial short climb up a dirt road to get into WESSA Umngeni Valley where the route hugs the cliff tops along jeep track and single track. On leaving WESSA the route enters Westfalia (a fruit farm) where the route climbs through a network of Farm Roads. Le Petit (a cheese farm and coffee shop) is the final landmark before arriving at the first Aid Station at 11 Karkloof.

On the return leg this will be run in reverse providing more descent than ascent in the final stages of the race.

The 50 Miler will only run this section in reverse.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Sep 23, 2022

Held on Sep 24, 2021

Held on Sep 25, 2020

Held on Sep 20, 2019

Event Results