The Otter


The Otter Run/Challenge is a two-day event including a 4-6 km Prologue Route on the 1st day and the feature 42km traverse of the Otter Trail on the 2nd day. The completion of both events is mandatory in order to qualify for an Otter Run/Challenge medal. Medals are awarded according to completion times for the 42km event however results recorded in the prologue route determine the starting order of the 42km event and edibility for podium positions.

All athletes will be transported to the starting point at Storms River. There are 3 cut-off points en route where participants failing to arrive on time will be removed from the course.

The TrailFactor indicates the degree of increased resistance applied by the trail on a runner when compared to a flat conventional road running course. A TrailFactor of 2.0 means completing the Otter can take twice as long as the equivalent distance on road!

There are four rivers that have to be crossed, including the infamous Bloukrans River which involves a swim. We will have safety personnel and equipment set up only at Bloukrans to assist and make sure you safely cross this segment.

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Event Information

Country: South Africa Province: WC Event type: Run Stage Distance: 42 km Ascent: 2400 m Event date: 2 October, 2024 Duration: 1 day(s)

Organiser Information

Race Organiser: Faces Email: Website:
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