The Grail of Trail, as the Otter is known, is without a doubt one of the most admired trails in the world. It was Grand Final of last year’s inaugural Salomon Golden Trail series and runners travel from all over to take on this challenging trail race.
Each year The Otter African Trail Run takes place in an alternating direction. It’s the same route but different climbs to conquer and all new spectacular views to look forward to. In 2019, the event will be run from East to West, starting at Storms River Mouth Rest Camp and finishing at Natures Valley.
For safety, enjoyment for all runners and minimizing environmental impact only 250 runners are allowed on the course at any time. We know that some tackle The Otter ATR just to finish in one day while others are chasing the clock. This is why we launched The Challenge with an 11 hour cut-off, while The Run, maintains a fearsome 8 hour cut-off.