Heysen 105 Saturday 22-23 October, 2016












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The Race

An iconic South Australian trail race, the Heysen 105 is an endurance event like no other in Australia. Traversing a 105km section of the 1200km-long Heysen Trail, competitors experience the best trail running has to offer in the state, taking in rolling farmland, sandy forests, rocky hillsides and lots lots more.

The views are spectacular through
the magnificent conservation parks, 
with the backdrop of gum trees, abundant wildlife and wide open spaces making this a truly Australian experience.

Runners are tested over all sorts of surfaces and need to be prepared to use some self-navigation where parts of the trail are not obvious. As day becomes night they are rewarded with a run to the finish through the whispering pine trees of the Kuitpo Forest plantations.

Friends of the Heysen

This year we are thrilled to announce that $5 from every entry will go to the Friends of the Heysen, who have been so integral in ensuring the Heysen Trail remains accessible all year round.


About the Heysen Trail

The Friends of the Heysen Trail now manage the Trail, in a partnership with the South Australian Government and various groups, individuals and private landowners.

The Friends have recently converted their Guides into a series of eight Trail Sheets.

Sheet 1 and Sheet 2 are the sheets applicable to the event. These Trail Sheets can be purchased for 15.00ea.

This sheets are available for purchase through FOTHT either online or by visiting their shop at 10 Pitt Street, Adelaide. 

You can also download various Heysen Trail GPS and kml files through their website.

Their website is an amazing source of information. We would also highly recommend becoming a Heysen Trail "Friend" for a very reasonable annual membership.

Training Runs (all dates TBA)

Run 1: Start to CP1 (17km - Sunday June 12)

Maps and directions

Run 2: CP1 to CP2 (18km - Sunday June 26)

Maps and directions

Run 3: CP2 to CP3 (22km - Sunday July 17)

Map and directions

Run 4:
CP3 to CP5 (27km - Sunday August 21)

Maps and directions

Run 5:
CP5 to Finish (18km - Saturday October 8) EVENING RUN


Maps and directions


Start times (all times are for Saturday October 22 2016):

6.00am: First wave of 105km runners

6.30am: All 35km runners

7.00am: all 57km runners, and the remaining 105km runners

The 6.00am start time for the 105km runners is for first-timers, or for those who believe they may need the extra hour to complete the course by 7.00am the next day.

Quarry entrance, junction of Waitpinga and Range Roads.


35km 1.00pm
57km 7.00pm
105km 7.00am Sunday

Final Results 2015


Jeff Wray Photography

K Photography (Karina Cook)

Event Briefing 2015

Heysen Course Maps
(Dropbox link only)

View Course and Download File for your GPS Device

Heysen FAQs

Mandatory Gear List 105km

Mandatory Gear List 105km (BUDDIES)

Mandatory Gear List 57km

Mandatory Gear List 37km

2014 Results

2013 Results

(Checkpoint cut-offs will also be applied).

Checkpoints: 5

On race morning a bus will be available to transport runners from the Finish to the Start. There is no shuttle bus from the Finish back to town.

Number Pickup, Mandatory Item Allocation and Gear Check will be carried out on the morning of the race. There will be an option to have your gear checked in the week before. Details to follow.

Sign-in from 5.15am or 6.15am depending on your wave start time.

This year, buddy runners are optional however still highly encouraged. If you can't run in the event but might like to buddy someone who is running, let Ben know.

Once again we will be having a pre-race dinner in the weeks before.


As always, we are in need of volunteers. Don't forget that Yumigo! has a fantastic initiative where volunteers contributing 4+ hours will receive 50% off their entry into any Yumigo! event in the next twelve months (except for the Trail Series).

If you are keen on helping out we would love to have you. Here are the roles required to be filled. Have a look and if you can help, let Ben know!

Role Descriptions

Current Volunteer Roster

The mission of Yumigo! is to promote physical activity and
the diversity of the South Australian landscape.

Upcoming training sessions


Training sessions are now on every Friday morning at the Uni Loop, starting at 5.30am sharp!

We here at Yumigo! would like to welcome Paul Tran as our new assistant coach. Paul has lots of teaching and running experience and was the successful applicant in the recent call-out for a new assistant. Welcome Paul!

Everyone welcome. Sessions are one hour. All levels of fitness catered for through the use of a handicap system.

Session Schedule

Uni Loop Map

Coaching Services

Meet the head honcho and coach, Ben Hockings. Aside from being a lifelong runner, Ben has a Level 2 "Club Coach" coaching qualification through Athletics Australia. He has a focus on coaching athletes of all experience to perform well in endurance or ultra events.

Need a coaching pack?

Event Gallery

Have a look here to see what we have been up to!

These photos showcase just how much variety there is in running South Australia. Be inspired to join us in one of our upcoming events!

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