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.
words by Bryony Mccormick Sunny skies and a cool ocean breeze welcomed 234 trail runners to the start of the 2017 Otter African Trail Run at Storms River on 28 October. The Abangeni AKA the Challengers, a group decided by the fastest 24 men and eight female prologue times, took off at 07:00, followed by the rest […]Read More
by Magnetic South Reilly eyes the Grail of Trail. 25 year old South African Trail Runner Kane Reilly will be making his bid to finally have his name engraved on the most coveted Trophy in South African marathon distance trail running at The Otter African Trail Run presented by Salomon. Hosted on South African National […]Read More
written by Stephen Granger Just few days away from the 9th running of the Otter African Trail Run, speculation is mounting on who will be crowned 2017 champions in the country’s premier trail marathon race. While a sprinkling of overseas athletes will again be competing over the iconic stretch of 42km of coastal paradise between […]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.