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.
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
Qualifying: No race qualifying needed. Minimum 16yrs age (with parent/guardian consent) unless by exception; contact run director.
kunanyi pinnacle is typically 10 degrees cooler than the city.