100 Miler - 36 hours - Start Friday 07 May 2021 at Midnight
The route for the Kenton 100 follows two beautiful river estuaries. It extends for about 1,2 kilometers along pristine beaches before meandering along rocky coastal paths and flowing sand dunes. The route then bends through rugged coastal bush as it makes its way into a small coastal forest. Forty percent of the route is comprised of a combination of gravel roads and quiet tar roads, which are interspersed with a variety of lovely footpaths and a detour through a pub, all inside Kenton-on-Sea.
The race is a three distance option (10 / 30 / 100 miles) . All the three distance options will start at different times in order to ensure that the runners finish their respective races together, as cut off times for each distance are designed to ensure that they finish at 12pm on Sunday. This also provides participants with time to travel back home on Sunday afternoon. The event is designed to showcase the natural beauty of Kenton on Sea.The aim is to attract athletes and their families who are interested in experiencing endurance events in naturally beautiful surroundings.The event will boost tourism as athletes and their families will need places to stay and eat and can enjoy Kenton on Sea.
You don't enter this for a medal, a t-shirt, etc ..... you will leave with unique experiences and memories and a "Kenton 100" collectors item ....
From an athlete’s perspective - constant support from spectators / family as the race takes the form of a 10 mile loop through Kenton so one has the opportunity to pass one’s supporters at least 10 times.
From a supporter’s / family’s perspective – ability to be part of the entire event.
Beautiful route with 60% off road (beach, river bank, pathways) and 40% on quiet roads with very little traffic.
Fully kitted aid station with food, drinks, first aid, and resting options.
Generous cut off time allowing all levels of endurance runners / walkers to take part.
May is a good time of year from a weather perspective.
Event will appeal to both trail and road runners. Although the route has good off road sections the terrain is not technical, therefore it will not put off road runners. The majority of the route is off road, which will appeal to trail runners.
Opportunity to take part in a 100 miler event (of which there are very few in South Africa) in a safe environment because the route is neither in a dangerous mountainous terrain nor on a dangerous road with heavy traffic.
Experience Kenton by day and night as all runners will cover some of the course in the dark.
R 2000-00 (late entries, after 30 April 2021)