The Course SkyRun – 20k
Date: Friday 24th March 2017
The Buffalo Stampede SkyRun is a 20k event which takes runners on a tough 20km challenge taking in the out and back section of the SkyMarathon and Ultra SkyMarathon course from Bright to Clearspot Aid station and return. The course starts in Bright at Howitt Park and makes its way along Morses Creek for 3km of flat running before a steep sharp rise 700m up to the summit of Mystic Hill. The course then descends the challenging Mick’s Track and then pits runner against one of the steeped trails around and runners make their way up to the summit Clearspot. Runners then return the same way they came to a loud finish on the banks of the Ovens River in Bright.
This course is well marked! We do not want to loose you more than you don’t want to get lost!!
Leg 1: Bright to Clearspot
Description: Starting in Howitt Park on the banks of the Ovens River and in the centre of Bright, runners embark on their journey along 3km of flat single track following Morses
Creek then suddenly uphill for the first climb of the day. The 700m haul to the top of Mystic Mountain precedes a steep descent to Bakers Gully then back up to Clear Spot.
Distance: 0 – 9.7km
Elevation: 1066m Ascent
Leg 2: Clearspot to Bright
Description: From Clearspot Aid Station – runners make their way back down Cleaspot to Bakers Gully – then up Micks Track to Mystic Hill and then descending 700m to the flats of Bright and finishing with 3km along the river flats into the finish line at Howitt Park.
Distance: 9.7km – 19.4km