Otter Trail Run 2019
Otter Trail Run 2019
Otter Trail 2019
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Retto Challenge 2020 - 28 & 29 October
 Retto Run 2020 - 30 & 31 October

Storms River Mouth Rest Camp

2011 to 2019 RESULTS

Browse the timeline for results from each of the Otter Races. The winning men's and women's times are shown below each year.

OTTER CLASSIC RECORD

Marc Lauenstein (CHE) - 03:59:29
Toni McCann (SA)- 04:52:51

OTTER RETTO RECORD

Bartlomiej Przedwojewski (POL) - 3:40:48
Holly Page (UK) - 4:37:48

Otter 2019 Results

Classic - 2019

Johardt van Heerden - 4:02:59
Toni McCann - 4:52:51

2018

Retto - 2018

Bartlomiej Przedwojewski - 3:40:48
Holly Page - 4:37:48

OTTER 2017

Classic - 2017

Christiaan Greyling - 04-:13:15
Megan Mackenzie - 05:01:08

2016-photo

Retto - 2016

Marc Lauenstein – 03:54:52 
Robyn Owen – 04:49:45

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Classic - 2015

Marc Lauenstein – 03:59:29
Emma Roca – 05:07:37

Trail runners compete in the OTTER African Trail Run 2013, presented by Salomon and GU, and organised by Magnetic South, held in the Garden Route National Park between Nature's Valley and Storms River Mouth, Eastern Cape, South Africa, RSA

Retto - 2014

Iain Don-Wauchope – 04:21:30
Landie Greyling – 05:11:46

Trail runners compete in the OTTER African Trail Run 2013, presented by Salomon and GU, and organised by Magnetic South, held in the Garden Route National Park between Nature's Valley and Storms River Mouth, Eastern Cape, South Africa, RSA

Classic - 2013

Ricky Lightfoot – 04:15:27
Ruby Muir – 04:55:48

Trail runners compete in the RETTO (Reverse OTTER) African Trail Run 2014, presented by Salomon and GU, and organised by Magnetic South, held in the Garden Route National Park between Nature's Valley and Storms River Mouth, Eastern Cape, South Africa, RSA

Retto - 2012

Iain Don Wauchope - 04:23:24
Krissy Moehl- 05:25:59

2011

Classic - 2011

Ryan Sandes - 04:40:15  
Sue Don-Wauchope - 05:39:42

RACE DETAILS

THE EVENT

From Prologue to Prizegiving, find out what's happening and when.

THE ROUTE

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.

RUNNING GREEN

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.

COMPULSORY KIT

The Otter pioneered the kit stencil for rapid checking. Know what to bring to keep you safe out there.

RACE RULES

We strive for the perfect race: to be enjoyed by all with the least environmental impact while maintaining the best conditions for personal competition.

TRAINING INFO

Your first Otter or looking for that PB? We have advice from the experts for nutrition and training.

GALLERIES

 

2018

2015

2017

2014

2016

2013

OTTER TUBE

 

Otter 2019- The Grail Chasers

 

The sub 4 hour Otter

Retto 2018

UNthinkABLE

OTTER CLASSIC 2017

The Impossible Barrier

NEWS

 

Otter Trail Run 2019

Van Heerden and McCann become fastest South Africans to win the Classic Otter African Trail Race

Oct 14, 2019

Johardt van Heerden sets new South African Otter Classic record and Toni McCann breaks existing Otter Classic record to become the fastest woman to win.     NATURE’S VALLEY REST CAMP, SOUTH AFRICA — This weekend, the 11th running of the Otter African Trail Run took place on South Africa’s pristine Garden Route on Saturday, …

Van Heerden and McCann become fastest South Africans to win the Classic Otter African Trail Race Read More »

Otter 2019 Women Winner

2019 Otter Run is Toni McCann, breaking Ruby Muir’s 2013 record

Oct 12, 2019

1st lady over the line and winner of the 2019 Otter Run is Toni McCann, breaking Ruby Muir’s 2013 record and setting a new fastest time for the Classic Otter in an official time of 04:52:51. Read more…

Congratulations to our 2019 Otter Classic winner – Johardt van Heerden

Oct 12, 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 Otter Classic winner, Johardt van Heerden in an official time of 04:02:59 – setting a new Classic record, as well as the fastest time ever set by a South African. Read more….

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The Dassie

Shorter. Faster. Still Tough and Technical. Meet the 10km  & the 6kmDassie  

When you choose to run the DASSIE   – 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.

Partners

Thank you to all our partners that contribute to the OTTER African Trail Run!

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