The Sole Destroyer was named after Chris Sole a well know Border Athlete, who used the Horseshoe Valley as his training ground.
The first half of the 21.1km route is run on dirt roads through scenic farming areas and includes several challenging hill climbs and the subsequent descents with the aptly named Heart Break Hill coming at 7.5km into the race. At 12.5km athletes are confronted with a leg jarring descent followed by a relatively flat and fast section through East London's suburbs until at 18.5km they reach the
final sting in the tail, the climb up Willasdale Drive.
The amazing scenery, the camaraderie and the fantastic T-shirts keep many runners coming back to take on the Challenge "Don't let it break you."