Entry Options 2020

Entries will open in this order, see explanation for phases.

 

PHASE 1

Opens 19 November @10am

PHASE 2

Opens 26 November @10am

PHASE 3

Opens 3 December @10am

PHASE 4

Opens 10 December @10am

PHASE 5

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

Entries limited to 50 per event are kept aside for athletes to register the Priority List.
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PHASE 2: Past Participants Entries

Entries for all 2020 Otter athletes.

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: Monthly Lottery Entries

If entries become available, persons on the waiting list will be added into a monthly lottery. Winners of the lottery will be contacted and given the opportunity to enter. If that person does not take the entry - another name will be drawn from the lottery.

Otter Retto - Trail Race 
(9 hour cut-off)
R5,100 - Standard Entry

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Otter Retto - Trail Challenge 
(11 Hour cut-off)
R4,800 - Standard Entry

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Otter Entry

Entry Package includes:

  1. Otter African Trail Run including SAN Parks permit and Conservation Fees* (Due to the foreigners conservation fee R176 will be added to non-SA passports)
  2. Otter prologue
  3. Shuttle to the start
  4. Munchie Point @ halfway mark
  5. After race – finish line buffet lunch
  6. Award ceremony and dinner
  7. Event garment or item and goodie bag
  8. Race medal

Limited field

A cap of 200 entries are presented for each event. An additional 50 entries per event are kept aside to be released for the priority list. (Total 500 entries for both events)

Otter Retto - Trail Race 
(9 hour cut-off)
R8,145 - Premium Entry
Includes donation to the event supported charities.

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Otter Retto - Trail Challenge 
(11 hour cut-off)
R7,845 - Premium Entry
Includes donation to the event supported charities.

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Otter Premium Entry

Includes the Standard Race Package benefits plus the following:

  1. Automatic entry to the Otter Trail Run 2020
  2. Priority registration and prologue (no queues)
  3. Reserved premium seats at briefings and prize giving ceremony
  4. All meals included (pre-race dinner, pre-race breakfast, finish line after-race lunch, awards dinner)
  5. Race shirt – official race shirt that can be worn with the Otter bib
  6. Otter premium goodie bag
  7. Complimentary massage
  8. Complimentary drink at registration and on race day

Otter Retto - Trail Race 
(8 hour cut-off)
R12,500 - Angel Entries x2

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Otter Retto - Trail Challenge 
(11 hour cut-off)
R11,900 - Angel Entries x2

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Otter Retto - Trail Race & Challenge
R12,200 - Angel Entries x2 (1 per race)

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Otter Angel Entry

In addition to a guaranteed entry this option bestows one entry to an underprivileged athlete.

In addition to all the benefits of the Standard Race Package & Premium Entry, the Angel Entry includes the fulfilment of enabling an underprivileged athlete to participate in the event of their dreams.

All Standard Race package + Premium Entry benefits for the purchaser of the entry.

The following benefits for the underprivileged athlete:

  1. All the standard race package benefits included
  2. Priority registration and prologue (no queues)
  3. Reserved premium seats at briefings and prize giving ceremony
  4. All meals included (pre-race dinner, pre-race breakfast, finish line after-race lunch, awards dinner)
  5. The donated entry includes basic tented accommodation (please bring your own sleeping bag)

Note that the organisers allocate the donated entry associated with the Angel Entry at their discretion to a list of nominees. We will also consider any nominations from the purchaser of the entry.

Lists explained

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 1 week before online entries open to the public. Registration on the Priority List costs R160 which will be donated to the event nominated charity. Registration on the priority list will open from 19  November and only affords persons registered on the list the opportunity to enter before online entries are opened to the public and is no guarantee of obtaining an entry. 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 and entered into the monthly draw for places that may become available.

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 R160 which will be donated to the event nominated charity. Persons listed on the waiting list will be entered into a monthly draw for any places that may become available. Winners of the draw will be contacted and be given 72 hours to enter. Failure to enter within 72 hours will lead to removal from the list.