Fuelling for Success with KAUAI at the Otter African Trail Run

Good health can not be achieved on fitness alone; it requires good nutrition too. Healthy, seasonal and sustainable food tastes better and provides a higher quality fuel for active bodies; this is why trail runners should be excited to note that KAUAI has partnered with the Otter African Trail Run.

As the official Wellness Partner of the Otter African Trail Run, which takes place from the 5th to the 8th of October 2022, KAUAI is inaugurating the race with a Snacking Area in the food tent. Jam-packed with healthy snacks, trail runners can expect only the best nutrition to fuel them for the holy grail of trail.

KAUAI also hosts the Munchie Point, 22 kilometres into the Retto Edition route. “The Munchie Point, at Oakhurst, is set to be the most ‘out-there’ aid station ever created,” John Collins, Race Director of the Otter African Trail Run, promised. “Anyone who has run the Otter or hiked the trail before can appreciate just how remote the Munchie Point is. KAUAI will blow the trail runners away and treat them to some of the best water point nutrition they’ll ever experience.”

“At KAUAI, we are passionate about preventative health through wellness. With 26 years of serving South Africans healthy food, we are expanding a healthy lifestyle to include sustainability, mental health and physical fitness. We’re excited by the partnership with the Otter African Trail Run”, said Dean Kowarski, CEO of KAUAI.

To share the excitement, KAUAI has launched several campaigns, including a competition to win one of three sought-after late entries to the 2022 Retto Race or Challenge. The winners will not only line up at the Otter in October but also receive KAUAI Smart Meals to get race-ready and KAUAI Trail Running Kit.

Though outdoors enthusiasts are generally very conscious of not dropping any litter on the trails of the Otter route, a large amount of plastic washes ashore along the Tsitsikamma coastline. The event’s Green Principle has long ensured that the near-pristine environment is better for trail runners participating. Sealand will be joined in 2022 by KAUAI in the ‘Protect our Paths’ Campaign. This trail campaign encourages all trail users to pick up one piece of litter every time they are out in nature. Otter participants are encouraged to collect any litter they gather on route and drop it in the ‘Protect our Paths’ bin at the end.