Kruger2Canyon Race Programme

Race programme for the Kruger2Canyon Challenge and information for Spectators, including recommendations from the Getaway Magazine below!

Friday 5 July 2024

3pm – Registration Opens & Accom Check-in

5pm – Dinner opens
7pm – Race Briefing

8pm – Registration closes

Saturday 6 July 2024
Day 1

4:30am – Breakfast Opens in Eetsaal & Registration Opens 

5:15am – 42km Check-In
5:30am – 42km Start
6:00am – 26km Start

6:30am – 16km Start

7:00am – 10km Start

7:30am – 5km Starts
10am – First Runner Expected & Lunch opens
2pm – 42km Cut-off (at 30km checkpoint)
5pm – Last Runner Expected & Dinner Opens
7pm – Slide Show and Briefing for Stage 2 

Sunday 7 July 2024
Day 2

5:15am – Registration opens
5:30am – Breakfast opens in Eetsaal
6am – 28km Check-In
6:15am – 28km Start
6:45am – 19km Start

7:15am – 14km Start

10km Start TBC
8:30am – First Runner Expected
9:30am – Brunch Opens
10.30am – Prize Giving 

Spectator Information

Spectators Love k2c!

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

The event is family orientated, with short courses on the Saturday, perfect for youngsters and a dedicated KidZone so parents can run guilt-free.

Getaway Magazine published a fantastic article on ways to explore Mariepskop Mountain. From hiking to biking, boats and the air, there are options to take in Mariepskop from all angles. Read their Guide to Mariepskop HERE.

We are frequently asked by supporters about the option to drive onto the mountain and spectate at the race. We will be providing a guide on ways to do this but please be aware that the road is generally in very poor condition and a high clearance vehicle is essential 4×4 if the conditions are wet..

Kruger2Canyon Challenge KidZone
K2C is a family friendly event.

Spectator Packages

Spectator packages are available.

Includes dorm accommodation (offsite option available), meals, pace pack (includes Versus Socks), and Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Tour (9:30am & 3pm daily). Children’s U12 package includes access to the KidZone all weekend.

Book HERE.

Local Attractions

  • Visit the Kruger National Park (45mins)
  • Blyde River Canyon Boat Tours (20mins)
  • Drive to the top of Mariepskop (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS 4×4 ONLY, 3 hr round trip)
  • Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (Tours daily at 9:30am & 3pm)
  • Visit Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, Hoedspruit (20 mins)
  • Visit Hoedspruit Reptile Park, Hoedspruit (20 mins)
Mariepskop Mountain view
A trip to the top of Mariepskop Mountain is worth every bit of the effort to get there!