2018 - Challenge: 17-18 October. Run: 19-20 October.

RESULTS

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

Retto

Retto - 2018

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

marc_otter 2015

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

GALLERIES

 

2017

2014

2016

2013

2015

2012

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.

OTTER TUBE

 

OTTER CLASSIC 2017

UNthinkABLE

The sub 4 hour Otter

The Master RETTO 2014

The Impossible Barrier

Otter Retto Run 2016

NEWS

 

Records broken at OTTER 2018

October 21, 2018

Twenty-five-year-old former Polish track star, Bartlomiej Przedwojewski, upset the form book to sweep to a record-breaking victory in the Otter African “Retto” Trail Run yesterday morning between Nature’s Valley and Storm’s River, with pre-race favourite, Kilian Jornet, forced out of the race in the early stages through injury.   Conditions were near-perfect for running, but …

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A GALAXY OF TRAIL RUNNING COMING TO SOUTH AFRICA

October 8, 2018

By Stephen Granger; A galaxy of trail running superstars from around the globe are set to arrive in Cape Town from next weekend as they prepare to do battle for the title of 2018 Golden Trail Champion on one of the world’s top trails – the 42km Otter African Trail in the Southern Cape. The …

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Kilian Jornet Wins Ring of Steall Skyrace in Scotland Top-10 Men and Women Set for Golden Trail Series Finale in South Africa

September 20, 2018

He may have arrived a bit more bloodied and muddied this time, but he once again arrived first. Salomon mountain athlete Kilian Jornet held off another formidable field of challengers to win the Ring of Steall Skyrace in the Scottish Highlands in course record time on Saturday to cap a perfect Golden Trail Series in …

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results

Shorter. Faster. Still Tough and Technical. Meet the 10km Dassie and 6km Dassie RockRat

THE DASSIE

 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.

 

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Partners

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