Run The Karoo is a 2-day trail run through the heart of the Karoo. The race entails a weekend of trail running in the heart of the Karoo from 11-12 March 2023! Experience authentic Karoo hospitality with braais, fresh farm bread, condensed milk coffee, koeksisters & craft beer amidst picturesque sunsets. Run the Karoo is not about crossing the finish line as quickly as possible but rather about a running experience like no other.
On the day: Registration takes place at Dwarsvlei Farm on 11 March from 13:00-17:30.
Welcome to the Karoo, grab a beer or something to drink, and collect your goody bag. During registration, you will receive your trial run package with your number and some other goodies. Runners must please remember to present a photo identification document (driver’s license, passport, or ID book) to authenticate their identity. If a runner has not registered, they will not be allowed to start.
Day 1 night run: The night run starts at dusk and leads runners through the poplar forest onto sheep tracks leading towards the koppie while the beautiful Karoo sunset unfolds a vast starry sky as the trail leads back to the race venue.
Day 2 #sheeprun: The 12km route starts along 200-year-old stone walls towards the always-moving poplar forest. A jeep track gradually leads you through a culvert onto the old Dwarsvlei train station. From here you will go up towards the Renosterberg and be rewarded with your first water point at 6,5km and beautiful Karoo views before heading down as you make your way to the second water point at 9,5km and back towards the finish.
Day 2 #horserun: most scenic of all, the 22km starts off along 200-year-old stone walls, through the poplar forest. A jeep track gradually leads you through a culvert onto the old Dwarsvlei train station. From here you will go up towards the Renosterberg and be rewarded with your first water point at 6,5km and beautiful Karoo vistas as you head on along the plateau. Not long however you will be making your way down to the second water point at 13km followed by two culvert crossings and a few single-track sections as you make your way to the finish.
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