Kruger2Canyon Challenge

The Kruger2Canyon Challenge has 2 distances to choose from. All routes are fully marked and do not require a GPS or self-navigation. Aid Stations are positioned along the route. Distances between aid stations vary from 7km to 14km.

The Kruger2Canyon Ultra Distance (70km) is a notoriously tough course, mainly because day 1 takes place in steep mountainous terrain with approx 2300m of elevation gain. Stage 1 quickly earned itself the reputation of one of South Africa’s toughest stages on a multi-day event. Stage 2 is much easier (350m elevation gain), but not to be totally underestimated on tired legs!

The Kruger2Canyon Marathon Distance (42km) distance was added in 2017. Stage 1 is a tough 25km, it also climbs up the escarpment, but does not go down into the Blyde River Canyon which means it has considerably less elevation gain. To receive a finishers medal participants must finish the Ultra or Marathon Distance on both days. Finishing both days, but on different courses will earn a Marathon medal.

Compulsory gear: depending on the weather forecast items may be removed from this list by the organisers at Race Briefing.

  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

Spectators love K2C! 

We welcome spectators at Kruger2Canyon Challenge and have camping and meals available for those who would like to accompany loved ones to the event.

The event is also family orientated, with lots for the kids to do over the long weekend at the venue and in the surrounding areas.

Spectacular views from on top of the mountain are a great spectacle. Spectators and supporters have the option to drive around the mountain and experience some of the sights and sounds on the first stage of the event. A high-clearance vehicle is essential.

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Event Information

Country: South Africa Event type: Run Stage Distance: 70 km Event date: 5 July, 2024 Duration: 2 day(s)

Organiser Information

Race Director: Andrew Booth Email: andrew@kzntrailrunning.co.za Website: http://kruger2canyonchallenge.co.za/?page_id=99
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