2018 - Challenge: 17-18 October. Run: 19-20 October.
Browse the timeline for results from each of the Otter Races since. The winning men's and women's times are shown below each year.
OTTER CLASSIC RECORD
Marc Lauenstein (CHE) - 03:59:29
Ruby Muir (NZL) - 04:55:48
OTTER RETTO RECORD
Marc Lauenstein (CHE) - 3:54:52
Robyn Owen (ZAF) - 4:49:45
From Prologue to Prizegiving, find out what's happening and when.
Marathon Distance. Four river crossings. Over 2600 meters of elevation gain and 11 significant climbs. This is what makes The Otter The Grail of Trail.
The Otter is run along a section of near-pristine coastline and we want to keep it that way. Find out more about our Shoe Cleaning Station, the Tsitsikamma and our partnership with SANParks.
The Otter pioneered the kit stencil for rapid checking. Know what to bring to keep you safe out there.
We strive for the perfect race: to be enjoyed by all with the least environmental impact while maintaining the best conditions for personal competition.
Your first Otter or looking for that PB? We have advice from the experts for nutrition and training.
Well, that didn’t take long. If the trail running community was wondering about the health and fitness level of the man who is widely regarded as the best of them all, they only had to wait about three and a half hours to find out. At the second stop of the Golden Trail Series on […]Read More
By Stephen Granger; Megan Mackenzie is living a dream and underlining her status as one of the world’s leading trail athletes, following her rise to fifth position in the Salomon Golden Trail Series rankings after the first two series races. The Cape Town trail athlete’s consistent performances in the Zegama and Mont Blanc Marathons over […]Read More
AIM OF THE RESEARCH: We aim to provide the trail runner with the best possible injury prevention strategies. We all love running, and hate being injured! Injury and illness prevention strategies in trail running are limited due to a lack of research on the nature of trail running injuries. The University of Pretoria’s Department of […]Read More
Shorter. Faster. Still Tough and Technical. Meet the 10km Dassie and 6km Dassie RockRat
Whether you choose to run the DASSIE or the ROCKRAT – be assured – every step over rocks, roots, pebbles, through riverbeds and up steep climbs is worth the effort – racing through the most pristine indigenous forests will offer fantastic views to the River Mouth and the Ocean and will let every trail runners’ heart jump of joy.