Grand Slam – The Course
Date: 24th, 25th, 26th March 2017(Friday Saturday and Sunday)
The Buffalo Stampede Grand Slam challenges runners to complete all 3 major events in the Buffalo Stampede weekend. Runners will complete 137km and a massive 9329m of elevation. The challenge starts Friday with the SkyRun – 20k and 1850m of ascent. Saturday Runners are up early and tackle the 75.4km and 4545m of ascent known as the Ultra SkyMarathon and on Sunday the brutal SkyMarathon course beckons with 42.2km of running and 2924m of ascent awaiting those who are still standing. The crowd noise on top of Mt Buffalo reaches a frenzy level as both the winners of the SkyMarathon and the Grand Slam finishers descend into bright for a well earned beverage at the Bright Brewery.
- GPX File – Bright to Buckland
- GPX File – Buckland to Eurobin
- GPX File – Eurobin to Chalet
- GPX File – Chalet to Chalwells Loop
- Matt Grills – 23h06m18s
- Marina Brun – 32h44m55s
History of the Grand Slam
The Grand Slam was conceived by the Eastham brothers – David and Jim in 2015, when after spectating in 2014 at the inaugural event they considered it a worthy challenge. despite their best efforts and the best efforts of 16 starters in the inaugural Grand Slam in 2015, only two runners finished the eventproving it is an absolute monster of a challenge. Matt Grills and Marina Brun – both runners propelling themselves onto a platform of respect and awe as they finishedon top of Mt Buffalo.