The Buffalo Stampede Ultra SkyMarathon course takes runners on a tough 75.4km challenge taking in the unique scenery of the amazing Mt Buffalo in Victoria’s Alpine country. Starting in the picturesque and welcoming township of Bright at the foothills of some of Australia’s most impressive mountains, The Buffalo Stampede covers 75km with the main attraction being the climb to the Mt Buffalo Chalet and the unique formations of Mt Buffalo.
The SkyMarathon is a downhill course – starting at Mt Buffalo and returning to finish in Howitt Park in Bright.
The Buffalo Stampede SkyMarathon course takes runners on a tough 42km challenge taking in the unique scenery of the amazing Mt Buffalo in Victoria’s Alpine country. Starting at the old Cricket Pitch on Mount Buffalo – runners run onto the underground river trail and negotiate Chalwells Galleries before making their way down the Big Walkthrough Eurobin Creek Picnic Area and through the Buckland Valley to Clearspot. From here Bright is in sight and runners summit and descend Mystic Hill before a final run along the river to Howitt park and a hero’s welcome and a large crowd in the centre of Bright.
SkyRun – 20k
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.
The Buffalo Stampede SkySprint is 10k event which takes runners on a tough and unforgiving challenge to the top of Clearspot. 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. The 360d views from the top of Clearspot are spectacular and this event give runners a short and sharp workout.
The Buffalo Stampede Grand Slam challenges runners to complete all 3 major events in the Buffalo Stampede weekend. Runners will complete 127km and a massive 8383m of elevation. The challenge starts Friday with the SkySprint – 10k and 1066m 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 the Bright Brewery.
Kids SkySprint 4km
A 4.5km funrun taking in the Cherry Walk from Howitt Park – just for kids.
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