The 50 Miler




The 50 Miler event is still a great challenge and should not be underestimated despite not being the ultimate distance at the Karkloof100. However, it provides a great stepping stone to those interested in running 100 miles but who don’t feel they are quite ready.

The course design places the 50 Miler start at the turning point (Benvie Garden) of the 100 Miler and runs back to Yard 41 in Howick.


Event Details:

Date: 22  September 2017

Start: Saturday 22 September 2018, 7am at the turning point (Benvie Garden) of the 100 Miler.

Registration: Yard 41, from 3pm OR Benvie Garden from 6am.

Compulsory Race Briefing: Friday 21 September 2018 (Yard 41, Howick) at 9:30pm, or Saturday 22 September 6:30am (At Start/Turning Point – Benvie Garden).

Venue: Yard 41, Howick

Time Limit: 18 hours

Entry Fee: R2400.00 (10% EARLY BIRD OFF THIS FEE UNTIL 1 DECEMBER 2017, 6PM)


Included in the Entry Fee

Marked route

Medical back-up while on route

Aid stations every 10 miles

Race garment

Camping at Wessa, Umgeni Valley

2 healthy and wholesome meals (1 before the race and 1 after the race): 5.30pm on Friday 21 September and from 5pm onward on Saturday 22 September.

Finishers Mug

Panorama from the Karkloof escarpment open up views of the entire Karkloof Valley.


25 Miles – 9 hours 00 minutes

50 Miles – 18 hours 00 minutes

Compulsory Kit

In line with international 100 and 50 mile trail races, compulsory kit is kept to a minimum without risking the safety of the runners.

  1. 1L hydration capacity (bladder or bottles).
  2. Space blanket.
  3. Waterproof Jacket and Thermal (weather dependent).
  4. Headlamp or torch (only for night running).
  5. Charged cell phone (preferably basic model with good battery life).

Running at night

The 50 Miler starts in the light but some runners may not finish the course before nightfall. It is compulsory to carry a headlamp or torch through night sections, but the majority of 50 Miler runners should finish before dark. Reflector markers will be used across the course.