The Salomon SkyRun is considered by many athletes to be the toughest race in South Africa. Entirely self-navigational, athletes tackle the highest ridges and peaks of a mountain range in remote unmarked wilderness terrain with no trails. Armed with only a map, compass or GPS device to navigate between check points and a back pack with food, water and equipment to survive the harsh environment, they run at an average height of between 2200-2500 metres above sea level.
The SkyRun takes place in one of the most picturesque places of the country on the Witteberg Range, starting in the pretty town of Lady Grey and finishing in Tiffindel. The route offers the choice of a 65 kilometre one-day run or the big daddy 100 kilometre of pure Mountain Wilderness.
Skyrunners are fit, brave adventurers and dedicated environmentalists leaving only their footprints, and cherishing the shared experience. There is no other running event of this nature.
The Salomon SkyRun is considered by many athletes to be the toughest race in South Africa.