Entry Options 2021
Entries will open in this order, see explanation for phases.
Opens 8 December @10am
Opens 10 December @10am
Opens 14 December @10am
Opens 17 December @10am
If any entries are available
Otter Entry Process in 5 Phases
A maximum of only 500 entries are available for both events. A total of 200 entries each for the Otter Challenge and the Otter Race. Entries are open in the following 5 phases in date order:
PHASE 1: Priority List Registration and Premium Entries Open
PHASE 2: Past Participants Entries
Entries for all 2020 Otter athletes. Follow the normal entry process with your activation code (ID number)
PHASE 3: Priority List Entries
Entries open to persons registered on the Priority List (Phase 1) on a first-come-first-served basis. Persons registered on the Priority List that do not enter on request during Phase 3 will automatically be placed on the waiting list.
PHASE 4: Public Entries
Entries, if any available, will be opened to public on a first-come-first-served basis. Persons not successful in entering during Phase 4 should register on the waiting list for Phase 5.
PHASE 5: Waiting List Entries
Entry Package includes:
- Otter African Trail Run including SAN Parks permit and Conservation Fees* (Due to the foreigners conservation fee R262 will be added to non-SA passports)
- Otter prologue
- Shuttle to the start
- Munchie Point @ halfway mark
- After race – finish line buffet lunch
- Award ceremony and dinner
- Event garment or item and goodie bag
- Race medal
Otter Charity Donations
Upon entry you may select to donate to our Otter Supported Charities or towards an Angel entry.
ANGEL ENTRY FUND DONATION
It is no secret that much of Africa’s immense sporting potential is trapped by circumstances. Participating in the gala events remains beyond the means of some of our countries most deserving trail runners. Enabling the dream of a worthy athlete of participating in the Grail of Trail can one of the most rewarding aspect to one’s own Otter Run journey. The Angel Entry Fund Donation makes it possible.
Donations of any amount are hugely appreciated. Available from as little as R 100 up to the generosity of a full entry + accommodation and meals at R 7400
The following benefits for the underprivileged athlete:
- All the standard race package benefits included
- All meals included (pre-race dinner, pre-race breakfast box, finish line after-race lunch, awards dinner.
- The donated entry includes basic tented accommodation (athlete to please bring your own sleeping bag)
Note that the organizers allocate the donated entry associated with the Angel Entry at their discretion to a list of nominees.
OTTER SUPPORTED CHARITIES DONATION
Wilderness Conservation, Sustainability and inclusivity are integral to The African Otter trail Runs core ethos. To this end the Otter supports the critical work the Natures Valley Trust does in constructively engaging all stake holders in the area. We also support upliftment projects in the Covie Community.
What exactly is the Priority List?
The priority lists for the Otter African Trail Run is for persons wishing to increase their chances of obtaining an entry for these events by registering on these lists and thereby being afforded the opportunity to enter before online entries open to the public but does not guarantee obtaining an entry. Registration on the Priority List costs R250 which will be donated to the event nominated charity. Priority List entries are done online and are treated on a first-come basis. Persons registered on the Priority List that are not successful in obtaining an online entry will automatically be transferred onto the waiting list.
Persons unsuccessful in obtaining an entry online may register on the waiting list that will open as soon as the entries are sold out. Registration on the waiting list costs R190 which will be donated to the event nominated charities. Once a month (dependent on cancellations) the Waiting List members will be invited to enter the Otter African Trail Run along with all other waiting list ticket holders to purchase an entry on a first come basis. This means that every person on the waiting list will experience a fair chance to snatch an entry, rather than a first in, first out process. The faster you purchase an available entry on the day, the higher your chances. Members unsuccessful on entering will be kept on the Waiting List for future openings.