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 Southern Guide to the Heysen Trail is the official (and best) collection of maps that covers the course for the Heysen 105.

This book is available for purchase for $29.99 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
  - Meet at the corner of James Track and Causeway Road (CP2) at 7.15am for 7.30am departure. Allow approx. 1h00m from Adelaide via South Road through Myponga.
In Myponga – coming from Adelaide - make a left turn onto Hansen Street, left onto Hutchinson Street, then right onto Stephens Road. At the next intersection turn right onto James Track. Approx 3km along James Track is the intersection with Causeway Road.


- At 7.30am drive to CP1 Inman Valley Hall via James Track (dirt road)

- Start at 8.00am and run the 18km by following all the Heysen Trail markers

- Meet at Myponga Bakery on Main South Road afterwards for a coffee.

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

Map and directions


Run 4:
CP3 to CP5 (31km - Sunday August 21)

Maps and directions

Run 5:
CP5 to Finish (18km - Saturday September 17) EVENING RUN

Maps and directions


Start time:
Wave Starts 6.00am and 7.00am Saturday October 22.

Quarry entrance, junction of Waitpinga and Range Roads.

Cut-off: 24 Hours

Final Results 2015


Jeff Wray Photography

K Photography (Karina Cook)

Event Briefing

Heysen Course Maps
(Dropbox link only)

View Course and Download File for your GPS Device

Heysen FAQs

Mandatory Gear List 105km

Mandatory Gear List 57km

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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