Otter African Trail Race’s First-Ever Documentary

In parallel to launching the training plans for the Otter African Trail Race, and with runners and race-organisers preparing themselves for race day in October; our creative team are hard at work, chasing the story of this iconic, sell-out event.

The Faces team, alongside renowned trail-racing videographer Damien Schumann, will be running the Otter Trail with founding brothers Mark and John Collins, to capture and tell the story of how this pristine hiking trail evolved into the one-day event it is today. 

Script-writing and storyboarding has occupied our team’s calendar for the last month, and off to shoot in Nature’s Valley and the Tsitsikamma National Park next week, they are steadily piecing together a short-film which documents the Otter event’s commitment to its environmental principles. 

At the very heart of the Otter African Trail Race, is the protection of our incredible, untamed outdoor playgrounds. The race’s message remains, “to ensure the environment is better for you having participated in this event;” a truth which our storytelling team carries in their heart and their work. Under the supervision of and with the permission from SANParks, the team and the Collins brothers will leave nothing behind, taking with them only videos, photographs and memories to present the first ever Otter African Trail Race documentary. 

Stay tuned for behind the scenes of our storytellers’ short-documentary pursuit on what makes the Otter African Trail Race so special.