OTTER Retto - Trail Challenge

Fearsome 11 hour cut-off
Day 1 - Prologue
Day 2 - 41km Trail
28 & 29 October 2020

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OTTER Retto - Trail Race

Extreme 9 hour cut-off
Day 1 - Prologue
Day 2 - 41km Trail
30 & 31 October 2020

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Two Otter events

The Otter African Trail event takes place annually and runs in the opposite direction each year. The 41km route features the rugged Indian Ocean coastline trails, indigenous forests, river crossings, spectacular scenery and 7,000 steps on average.

Each event has a different start and iconic finish line:

OTTER Classic runs East to West - from Storms River Mouth Rest Camp to Nature's Valley.

OTTER Retto runs West to East - from Nature's Valley to Storms River Mouth Rest Camp.

There are two cut-off time graded events each year - firstly the Trail Challenge and then two days later the Trail Race.


Classic and Retto

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”


Be prepared...

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, massages and the Bloukrans hike for supporters.

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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.

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For 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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Rules 

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 for training and nutrition.

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Records and winning times
from 2011 to 2019

Winners

All time records

OTTER Classic - Trail Race


Marc Lauenstein (CH)

03:59:29

Toni McCann (SA)

04:52:51


OTTER Retto - Trail Race


Bartlomiej Przedwojewski (POL)

3:40:48

Holly Page (UK)

4:37:48

Otter 2019 Results
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
marc_otter 2015
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
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
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
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Prize Money: A total of R80,000 will be awarded to both male and female winners of the 2020 Race.


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

Press

Articles and the latest press releases.


Athlete News

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