The Karkloof100 – a 100-mile endurance foot race through the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands – is set to reach new heights in its second year.
Officially set to take place over the weekend, 21-23 September 2018, details of a bigger, better and more exciting race were revealed at the launch event at the Farmer’s Daughter in Howick.
Building on success
Such was the success of the inaugural event in 2017 – the first of its kind in KZN and only one of three 100-mile trail races in South Africa – that the 2018 event looks set to attract even more interest from a bigger field of athletes, support crews and specialist sponsors.
Speaking at the launch, race co-director and founder, Andrew Booth, from KZN Trail Running, announced that entries available for the 2018 race has been increased from 100 to 150 and that entries will be available from 30 November 2017.
Half the distance
The 50-mile race distance is also back for the second year and will appeal to those athletes who were inspired by this year’s event, those who are looking to test their limits and those building up to tackle the 100-mile event in the future.
At the official launch, Booth announced a new major sponsor of the event, the Southern Lodestar Foundation. Established by three of this year’s Karkloof100 participants and passionate ultra-distance runners, Andre Redinger, Matt Dove and Rob Graham, the Southern Lodestar Foundation aims to provide education and nutritional support to disadvantaged children throughout Southern Africa using running as a tool to inspire change and deliver hope.
The Karkloof100 is an out and back race starting and finishing at Yard41 in Howick. The race format allows for maximum spectator engagement and aims to be as inclusive as possible, encouraging seconding along the entire route as well as the assistance of pacers for the second half of the 100-mile route.
Details of the event can be found on www.karkloof100.co.za.
Author: Tanja Schmitz
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