Dassie Trail Run


Shorter. Faster. Still Tough and Technical.

Whether you choose to run the Dassie 11km or the 6km, 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 runner's heart jump of joy. The Dassie is perfect for athletes who:

  • want to be part of South Africa’s most competitive trail run;
  • want to be there when world-class athletes cross the Otter finish line;
  • are friends and family of an Otter athlete and are keen to get active without missing their Otter heroes finish;
  • want to run, but are not ready for the Otter;
  • wanted to run the Otter, but didn’t manage to get an entry; and
  • simply love the trails!


2020 Covid Edition: Entries limited to 150 runners total across the 11km and 6km trail runs.

*Please notice ,only participants will be allowed in Race village. ( no spectators )

Date: Saturday 31 October 2020
Registration: 7:00am Start: 8:30am
Location: Storms River Mouth Rest Camp (Tsitsikama National Park)

Dassie: 11km
Entry fee R260 pp*

Dassie: 6km
Entry fee R220 pp*

Online entries close on 29 October 2020 at 23:00.
Limited number of late entries on the day at registration.

*Due to Foreigners Sanparks conservation fee policy R152 pp (adult) and R76pp (child) fee will be added to all non SA ID / passport holders.