2022
Otter Race Results


Prologue

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2022
Otter Challenge Results


Prologue

Challenge

2023 Otter Highlights

Extreme / 9hr cut-off

Otter Trail Race

RETTO EDITION
4-5 Oct 2024
Day 1 - Prologue
Day 2 - 42km Grail of Trail

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WAITING LIST

Fearsome / 11hr cut-off

Otter Trail Challenge

RETTO EDITION
2-3 Oct 2024
Day 1 - Prologue
Day 2 - 42km Grail of Trail

XX ENTRIES CLOSED XX

WAITING LIST
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Otter Quick Facts

Route

The Grail of Trail, the Otter route is regarded as the marathon distance yardstick.

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Schedule

From prologue to prize-giving, find out what happens, where and when.

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Extras

Pre-booked meals and massages

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Compulsory Kit

The Otter pioneered the kit stencil for rapid checking. 

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The Otter Green principle is to ensure that the near-pristine environment is better for you having participated.

Your best Otter

Green Trails

The Otter is run along a section of near-pristine coastline. Find out how we are keeping it that way.
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Policies

We strive for the perfect race, to be enjoyed by all. Here is how to make most it.

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Athlete News

Specific information sent out as newsletters regarding updates. Latest copies are here.

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Training

We have great advice from experts on training plans

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Otter records and winning times from 2011 to 2023

Record Times

Otter Edition

All time Race records

Marc Lauenstein (CH)

03:59:0

Bianca Tarboton (SA)
New Record 2021

04:45:0

Retto Edition

All time Race records

Bartlomiej Przedwojewski (POL)

03:40:0

Toni McCann (SA)
New Record 2022

04:33:0

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Marathon Distance. Four river crossings. Over 2,400 meters of elevation gain and 11 significant climbs. This is what makes the Otter “The Grail of Trail”

2020 Video Highlights

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2020 Otter - Retto Best of Highlights

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Prize Money: A total of R80,000 was awarded to both male and female winners of the 2020 Race.


Male and Female each received:
1st -
R25,000
2nd - R10,000
3rd - R5,000

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1st - Pere Aurell Bove

04:03:0

Men Overall

2nd - Johardt Van Heerden
3rd - Kane Reilly

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1st - Toni McCann

04:40:0

Women Overall

2nd - Bianca Tarboton
3rd - Ragna Debats

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1st - Quintin Honey

04:56:0

Men Vet

2nd - Kevin Evans
3rd - Guido Tagge

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1st - Ragna Debats

05:06:0

Women Vet

2nd - Lindi Georgiou
3rd - Janeske Oosthuizen

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 Retto Record

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Johardt Van Heerden clocks a new South African RETTO record in a time of 04:03:50

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1st - Roldah Orrie

07:32:0

Women Master

2nd - Marie Ayton

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1st - Jaco Burger

05:19:0

Men Master

2nd - Kevin Spratley
3rd - Charles Girdlestone

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 Retto Record

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Toni McCann broke her own record for fastest South African time by a minute and a half, finishing the RETTO in a new record time of 04:40:30
 

Otter 2020 - Race

The Race Participant Start Times

The race start is 7am on Nature's Valley beach.
 

Apologies, there is was an issue with start times, they are not available on the site. An sms was sent regarding your individual time and there is a print out at the start line.

The Race Weather Alert Announcement

Taking into consideration tomorrow's weather forecast, as well as swell, wind and tides, Race Director, Mark Collins and his team have made the weather call for the Otter Race to take place on 31 October 2020. The Otter Challenge on Saturday will be run under Weather Alert Level 1. Sunny but cool temps are expected - perfect running conditions.

All Race Gear Requirements

You will need to carry the following:
• Pack/hip belt
• Water bottles/bladder
• Timing chip
• Phone + add to contacts - Rescue: 0725047537 and Medical: 0749910911
• Whistle
• Space blanket
• Strapping
• ER food (minimum 2 GU Energy Gels)
• Bib/race shirt
• Hand sanitiser
• Mask/buff
• Wind-proof jacket
• Running footwear
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