Year-round there are numerous events organised by other groups to walk or run on the Heysen Trail.
End-to-End Walking Progammme
End-to-end day walks are run as part of our walk programme, and are for those wishing to complete the entire Heysen Trail.
As the schedule and trail logistics are done by the Friends organisation it is easy for walkers to participate, and many enjoy the social aspect of the group.
There are approximately sixty day walks involved, spread over six years.
There are many end-to-end groups, some are at various points along the trail, others have now finished the trail.
An 24-hour endurance trail running event on the Heysen Trail.
The 105km run takes in the rolling farmland, sandy forests and rocky hillsides between Waitpinga and Kuitpo.
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.
Held annually in October.
Event date: Sat 21 Oct 2023