Entry Options 2020
Entries will open in this order, see explanation for phases.
Opens 19 November @10am
Opens 26 November @10am
Opens 3 December @10am
Opens 10 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
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
Entry Package includes:
- 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)
- 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 Retto - Trail Race
(8 hour cut-off)
R12,500 - Angel Entries x2
Otter Retto - Trail Challenge
(11 hour cut-off)
R11,900 - Angel Entries x2
Otter Retto - Trail Race & Challenge
R12,200 - Angel Entries x2 (1 per race)
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:
- All the standard race package benefits included
- Priority registration and prologue (no queues)
- Reserved premium seats at briefings and prize giving ceremony
- All meals included (pre-race dinner, pre-race breakfast, finish line after-race lunch, awards dinner)
- 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.
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.