2017 - Challenge: 25-26 October. Run: 27-28 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.
by Steven Granger 36 year old Marc Lauenstein, did the unthinkable when he raced to a second successive record-breaking win at the Otter African Trail Retto Run over 42km of coastal paradise yesterday in ideal cool, dry conditions between Nature’s Valley and Storms River. And once again the amiable Swiss dentist walked away with a […]Read More
by Kim Stephens The Otter Trail is one of South Africa’s most pristine and popular 5 day hiking trails, traversing the coast between Storms River and Natures Valley on the Garden Route. Once a year, Magnetic South puts on a bucket list race as South Africa’s elite trail runners welcome a few international counterparts to […]Read More
Article by Stephen Granger Swiss superstar, Marc Lauenstein, returns to the scene of one of his greatest athletics’ triumphs when he takes on a strong field in this year’s Otter African Trail Run (Retto) between Nature’s Valley and Storm’s River next Saturday. Last year Lauenstein achieved “the impossible” by running the 42km trail – South […]Read More
Shorter. Faster. Still Tough and Technical. Meet the 10km Dassie and 6km Dassie RockRat
Entries open 1 June 2017 midday, www.entrytickets.net 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.