Heysen 105 Ultra
October 21, 2023 - October 22, 2023
|Sir Wilhelm Ernst Hans Franz Heysen OBE (known commonly as Hans) was a prominent South Australian artist and 9 times winner of the Wynne Prize. Famed for his Australian landscape paintings, he grew inspiration from the beauty of the Adelaide Hills through to the Flinders Ranges. It would be no coincidence that the 1200klm long world famous Heysen Trail traversing the same landscape is named after him.
It’s no secret that the Heysen Trail is stunning with those varying landscapes throughout the entire length of the trail, and the Fleurieu Peninsula is no exception.
When Heysen 105 was offered to Ultra Series to take on board in 2020, we were honoured and humbled to be part of such a dream event. Record entries, incredible numbers of volunteers, unsurpassed atmosphere and such a brilliant vibe heralded Heysen 2020 as the best ever. And now we get to do it all again!
In 2021, we celebrated 10 years of Heysen 105 and flipped the course upside down with the event finishing for all distances in Victor Harbor at the Heysen Village along the Esplanade and we added a bonus 10k to the iconic “105” to celebrate! From 2022 we will continue to run Heysen in the reverse direction with the bonus kms also to stay!
Today, Heysen 105 is an iconic stable trail event on the Australian calendar and proudly a part of the SA Five 50.
With options of 13k, 28k, 37k, 50k, 70k or 115k, the Heysen 105 now has choices for you to quench your desire to conquer the trails!