Want to test your fitness? This is the steepest and shortest route up the mountain, run via some famous (and one secret) kunanyi tracks. The Vertical Kilometre course embraces the steepness of kunanyi’s eastern face, taking in the super steep Breakneck Track, Hunters Track, Organ Pipes and then straight up boulder fields to the Pinnacle to finish. Don’t feel bad if you can’t run this the whole way. Nobody – not even the top elites – will actually run all the way up this one.
Registration fee - $80, plus booking fees - click here for full list of inclusions
- 1st female/male: $500
- 2nd male/female: $200
You can park at the runHub and we’ll drop you near to the start line on Main fire trail in the order of your start group. When you finish your VK effort, we’ll have buses waiting at The Pinnacle to bring you back down to the runHub for presentations and after party.
If you’d like a warm jacket and any other personal favourites waiting for you at The Pinnacle, leave a drop bag with us at the runHub and we’ll get it up to The Pinnacle for you.
We care about your safety whilst out there – check out the MANDATORY GEAR LIST here
The Vertical Kilometre course map is a secret.
Schedule: Vertical Km
Friday, 8th April 2022:
- runHub open from 4pm – check-in (ultra & 27km only), gear checks, food and beverages.
- 6pm – Welcome to Country
Saturday, 9th April 2022:
- runHub open from 5am - check-in (27km only), activities from 10am
Sunday, 10th April 2022:
- runHub open from 8am
- 8am - VK gear check and runner check-in commences
- 10am - Vertical Km waves start (briefing 10mins before your start group time)
- 2pm – presentations and after party celebrations
Qualifying: No race qualifying needed. Minimum 16yrs age (with parent/guardian consent) unless by exception; contact race director.