The SOX Trail Run is known as the most diverse 3-day trail run in South Africa and takes place in the Garden Route.

You will run on pristine hiking trails in the Outeniqua mountains on day one, experience the tranquility of our lush, indigenous forest on SANParks trails, on day two and end off, with day three, along the stunning SANParks routes and coastline of the Garden Route.

DATE : Friday, 9 August – Sunday, 11 August 2024              VENUEFairy Knowe Hotel, Wilderness, Western Cape

RACE INFORMATION

Event Information

DATE : 9-11 August 2024 
ARRIVAL : 8 August 2024  |  DEPARTURE : 11 August 2024
VENUE : Fairy Knowe Hotel, WILDERNESS

The SOX Trail Run is known as the most diverse 3-day trail run in South Africa and takes place in the Garden Route. You will run on pristine  SANParks hiking trails in the mountains, indigenous forest and stunning coastline of the Garden Route. 

Taking place from 9-11 August 2024, this three-day event can be likened to VIP access to some of the most pristine and isolated locations you can experience on our continent. Besides the fact it takes place in the countries top tourist destination it also showcases the complete variety the Garden Route in the Southern Cape has offer. The journey will take you through the mountains, forest and coastal terrains respectively.

Distances

SOX Full

  • Day 1: 30km Mountain Stage  single track, in the Outeniqua mountains
  • Day 2: 30km  Forest Stage single track in Karatara
  • Day 3: 17km Coastal Stage in Wilderness – SANParks

SOX Sport (the same experience with less the distance)

  • Day 1: 20km Mountain Stage  single track, in the Outeniqua mountains
  • Day 2: 18km Forest Stage  single track in Karatara
  • Day 3: 17km Coastal Stage in Wilderness – SANParks

SOX Lite

  • Day 1: 13km Mountain Stage  single track in the Outeniqua mountains
  • Day 2: 10km Forest Stage  single track in Karatara
  • Day 3: 12km Coastal Stage in Wilderness – SANParks

 

SOX Single Day – 11 Aug 2024
17km/12km Coastal Stage 

 

 Please note : At the discretion of Event Organiser and Route Director, routes can be changed at any time due to Covid Regulations or for safety reason.

SOX 1-Day Trail Run

SOX 1 Day Trail Run

DATE : Sunday, 11 August 2024
TIME : 09:00
VENUE : Fairy Knowe Hotel
START : Kleinkrantz Beach
FINISH : Fairy Knowe Hotel
DISTANCES : 12km / 17km
REGISTRATION : Thursday, 8 August 12:00-19:00 FAIRY KNOWE HOTEL / Sunday 11 August 07:00 FAIRY KNOWE HOTEL

This is a stand-alone event, but forming part of the SOX 3-Day Trail Run.   The start of the event is at Kleinkrantz Beach, and it being a point-to-point route, you will either have to purchase a bus ticket from Fairy Knowe Hotel, or being dropped off at Kleinkrantz.  Unless you have a lift back to Kleinkrantz after the event, we suggest to not leave your vehicle at the start venue.

You will finish your event over a floating bridge across the Touw River!

 

ROUTE MAPS

 

Entry Fee Information

Payment Plan available:

Pay one third of your total entry with Registration, second payment due 1 March 2024, final payment due 30 June 2024.  Please note that first payment is not refundable.

SOX, SOX Sport and SOX Lite Trail run, included in the entry fee:

  • 3-day challenge in the unspoilt beauty of the Garden Route. Each day’s route will be unique in that Day 1 will take competitors on a challenging route in the Outeniqua Mountains. Day 2 will be something completely different with spectacular trails through beautiful Forests. Day 3 will conclude with a trail along our spectacular coast line.
  • 3 Stages of pure trail running on well-marked routes in pristine areas that are usually not accessible to runners.
  • Unforgettable trail running along the scenic Outeniqua mountains and picturesque Wilderness area.
  • Light Lunch at Finish venue.
  • Finisher Medal.
  • Setup of Race Village which will include massages (for booking on your own account)
  • Sweeper each day.
  • Well stocked water tables each day.
  • Darling Brew Bar where you can buy drinks.
  • Lunch for sale at the race village for non-competitors each day.
  • 24-hour medical & emergency services on standby.
  • 24-hour security in the Race Village.
  • Professional Photographers on route; slide and video shows in the evenings


Entry Fees Excludes:

  • Accommodation
  • Bus transport for Day 3
  • Meal packages

 

Event limited to 500 entries

Entry fees :

SOX Full           R4,950.00
SOX Sport        R4,950.00
SOX Lite           R4,950.00

Merchandise

  • Goodie Bag and Event TShirt (included in your entry)
  • First Ascent Race Jacket – R1,100.00 (Size Chart)
  • First Ascent Fleece Top – R450.00
  • Event branded socks – R180.00

CUT OFF FOR ORDERS : 1 JUNE 2024

 

SOX Single Day Trail run

10km : R500.00
16km : R650.00

Included in the entry fee:

– Well marked route with water tables on the route and at the finish
– Medical and emergency services on standby
– Sweeper
– Finishers medal
– Professional Photographer
– Beer and light lunch at finish

 

Registration and Late Entries:

Pre-entries for the event will close  20 July 2024. Late entries or entries on the day, will not be accepted. Registration for the event will take place on Thursday, 8 August 2024 from 16:00 – 21:00.

Cancellation  / Refund Policy

  • No substitutions will be accepted after 31 July 2024.
  • No refunds of  your deposit paid or entry fees unless we have to cancel the event due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case your entry will be transferable.
  • Please note that only fully paid entries received by 31 July 2024  will receive the complimentary event apparel.
  • Entries are not transferable.
  • NO EXCEPTIONS (INCLUDING MEDICAL).

This event will take place regardless of bad weather and will only be cancelled, re-routed or stopped for reasons of Safety, Act of Nature or by any reason out of our control. In this event, entry fees are NOT refundable, but will be transferable to a next event.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

Cancellation  / Refund Policy

  • No substitutions will be accepted after 10 July 2024. 
  • No refunds of  your deposit paid or entry fees unless we have to cancel the event due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case your entry will be transferable.
  • Entries are not transferable.
  • NO EXCEPTIONS (INCLUDING MEDICAL).

This event will take place regardless of bad weather and will only be cancelled, re-routed or stopped for reasons of Safety, Act of Nature or by any reason out of our control. In this event, entry fees are NOT refundable, but will be transferable to a next event.

Compulsory Equipment

As a precaution, we would like you to carry the following compulsory equipment during your run. It is for your own personal safety. Please adhere to the following:

  • Cell phone (fully charged)
  • Ziplock bag to keep phone dry
  • Space blanket
  • Backpack
  • Long Thermal base layer top (weather depending)
  • Whistle
  • Hat
  • Emergency food
  • Water bottles
  • Own cup for watertable (Covid Regulations)
  • Outer shell jacket (waterproof)

Please ensure that you carry the compulsory equipment with you during the race as conditions can change quickly.

Registration and Late Entries

Pre-entries for the event will close 20 July 2024. No late entries or entries on the day will be accepted. Registration for the event will be at Fairy Knowe Hotel, Wilderness on Thursday, 8 August 2024 from 16:00 – 21:00

 

Event Programme

PROGRAMME

Thursday, 8 August 2024
14:00 Arrival and check in at  Fairy Knowe Hotel
14:00 Registration Desk open
19:00 Race Briefing and Welcoming
19:30 Dinner at Fairy Knowe Hotel (pre bookings only)

Friday, 9 August 2024
06:00 Breakfast for sale
Race Start/Finish : NMU Campus, George
08:00 Start of Day 1
11:00 onwards Light Lunch take  at  Finish Venue
12:00 Sport Massages opens at Race Village
12:00 Bar and snacks for sale at Race Village
18:00 Slide Show of Day 1
18:30 Race Briefing Day 2
19:00 Dinner  (pre-bookings only)

Saturday, 10 August 2024
06:00 Breakfast for sale at Race Village
Start / Finish Day 2 : Karatara
08:00 SOX Full, Sport and Lite Start
11:00 onwards Light Lunch at Venue
12:00 Bar and snacks / lunches for sale at Race Village
18:00 Slideshow of Day 2
18:30 Race briefing for Day 3
19:00 Dinner at Race Village (pre-bookings only)

Sunday, 11 August 2024
07:00 Breakfast for sale at Race Village
08:30 Bus takes runners to Start of Day 3
09:00 SOX Start
11:00 onwards Finish at Race Village
11:00 onwards Light Lunch at Race Village
12:00 Prize Giving

Race Village

Race Village is at Fairy Knowe Hotel, Wilderness.

Available at Race Village each day:

Full Restaurant
Snacks for sale
Chillzone
Darling Brew Bar
Massages

Massages

Sierra Massage Lounge

Massages will be available on Friday afternoon and Saturday afternoon.
Please contact Sierra Massage Lounge directly to make your booking.

Prizes

Trophies for Overall winners in Full, Sport and Lite events.

 

Route - SOX FULL

Day 1: Mountain Stage, Outeniqua Mountains

Day 2: Forest Stage Knysna

 

Day 3 Coastal Stage Wilderness

Route - SOX SPORT

Day 1 : Mountain Stage Outeniqua Mountains

Day 2 : Forest Stage Knysna

Day 3 : Coastal Stage Wilderness

Route - SOX LITE

Day 1 : Mountain Stage

Day 2 : Forest Stage

Day 3 : Coastal Stage

Accommodation

Our Race Village will be at Fairy Knowe Hotel.  All meals and evening functions will be at Fairy Knowe Hotel.
(Accommodation is for Thursday 8 Aug, Friday 9 Aug and Saturday 10 Aug)

ACCOMMODATION AT FAIRY KNOWE HOTEL –  RACE VILLAGE

 

Riverside Rooms
Price per room (sleeps 2) for the duration of the event

Double or Twin
(check in Thursday – check out Sunday)

R4,200.00

In-House Rooms
Price per room (sleeps 2) for the duration of the event

Double or Twin
(check in Thursday – check out Sunday)

R3,300.00

Rondawels
Price per room (sleeps 2) for the duration of the event
Double or Twin
(check in Thursday – check out Sunday)

R4,200.00 

Family Rooms
Price per room (sleeps 2 or 4) for the duration of the event
Double + bunk
(check in Thursday – check out Sunday)

R6,500.00

 

ACCOMMODATION AT SANPARKS EBB&FLOW RESTCAMP, WILDERNESS

 

Please contact Ebb&Flow directly to make your booking :

elsabe.harmse@sanparks.org
Tel : 044 8770046

Meals

All meals served in the restaurant at Fairy Knowe Hotel, Wilderness

  • All lunches included in your entry

Meal packages can be booked as follows :

  • Dinner Package : R800 (Registration Dinner, Friday and Saturday Dinners)
  • Registration Dinner Only : R250 (Thursday dinner)

 

 

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