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 mountain on day one, experience the tranquility of our lush, indigenous forest on day two and end off, with day three, along the stunning coastline of the Garden Route.

NEW DATE : Saturday, 7th – Monday, 9th August 2021         VENUE : Fairy Knowe Hotel, Wilderness, Western Cape

 

Please note the SOX 2021 has a new format – contact Janine for more information

 

RACE INFORMATION

Event Information

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 mountain on day one, experience the tranquility of our lush, indigenous forest on day two and end off, with day three, along the stunning coastline of the Garden Route. 

Taking place from 7-9 August 2021, 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.

Day one escorts you through 30 kilometres of unspoiled mountain single track in the Outeniqua Mountains with amazing views of the surrounding forest and distant ocean.

Day two, the forest section, having an elevation gain of 1147 metres is not a flat by any stretch of the imagination with its circular route taking you through a different section of the Outeniqua Mountains.

The final day, is the coastal section of just under 16 kilometres on the St Blaize Hiking Trail.

Distances

SOX Full

  • Day 1: 26km Mountain Stage  single track, in the Outeniqua mountains above George.
  • Day 2: 20km  Forest Stage single track in the Outeniqua mountains above George.
  • Day 3: 16km Coastal Stage on the stunning St Blaize trail, Mossel Bay.

SOX Sport (the same experience with less the distance)

  • Day 1: 26km Mountain Stage  single track, in the Outeniqua mountains above George.
  • Day 2: 20km Forest Stage  single track in the Outeniqua mountains above George.
  • Day 3: 16km Coastal Stage on the stunning St Blaize trail, Mossel Bay.

SOX Lite

  • Day 1: 12 km Mountain Stage  single track in the Outeniqua mountains above George.
  • Day 2: 13 km Forest Stage  single track in the Outeniqua mountains above George.
  • Day 3: 14km Coastal Stage on the stunning St Blaize trail, Mossel Bay.

 SOX Single Day – 9 August 2021

14km Coastal Stage on the stunning St Blaize trail, Mossel Bay.

 

 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.

 

Entry Fee Information

Payment Plan available:

Pay one third of your total entry with Registration, second payment due 1 March 2021, third payment due 16 July 2021.  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 29km route (23km for the Sport and 10km for the Lite) route in the Outeniqua Mountains. Day 2 will be something completely different – 30km (17km for the Sport and 10km for the Lite) of spectacular trails through beautiful Indigenous Forests. Day 3 will conclude with a 17km trail run for the Full and Sport and 10km for the Lite, along on 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 Knysna Forest and picturesque Wilderness area.
  • Finisher Medal.
  • Cooking facility available for preparing your own meals at Ebb & Flow
  • Setup of Race Village which will include massages (for booking on your own account)
  • Sweeper each day.
  • Well stocked water tables each day.
  • Well stocked Bar where you can buy drinks.
  • Lunch for sale at finish and race village for non-competitors each day.
  • 24-hour medical & emergency services on standby.
  • 24-hour security in the Race Village.
  • Free Prize giving lunch at Fairy Knowe Hotel.
  • Trophies and prizes for winners with lucky draw prizes.
  • Professional Photographers on route; slide and video shows in the evenings.
  • SANParks Conservation Fees


Entry Fees Excludes:

  • Accommodation
  • Bus transport
  • Meals

 

Event limited to 500 entries

 

Entry fees :

Early Bird Special for first 50 entries!

  • SOX                     R3,850.00
  • SOX Sport          R3,300.00
  • SOX Lite             R2,750.00

Normal Entry Fees :

  • SOX                     R4,100.00
  • SOX Sport          R3,500.00
  • SOX Lite             R2,900.00

 

 

Additional

  • Branded Race Jacket – R650.00
  • Funky Pants with SOX design – R450.00

CUT OFF FOR ORDERS : 1 JUNE 2021

 

  • Bus Transport to and from the start of each day, R300  per person (travelling distance to the start on day 2 is approximately 45km from Wilderness).

 

SOX Single Day Trail run

10km : R350
17km : R450

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

Excluded:

– Return bus transport from Ebb & Flow, Wilderness
–  Exclude SANParks Conservation fees

 

Registration and Late Entries:

Pre-entries for the event will close  16 July 2021. Late entries or entries on the day, will not be accepted. Registration for the event will take place on Friday, 6 August 2021 from 12:00 – 21:00 with a compulsory race briefing afterwards.  

Cancellation  / Refund Policy

  • No substitutions will be accepted after 31 July 2021.  Substitution fee of R 300.00.
  • 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 2021  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 2021.  Substitution fee of R 300.00.
  • 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 25 July 2021. No late entries or entries on the day will be accepted. Registration for the event will be at Fairy Knowe Hotel, Wilderness on Friday,  6 August 2021 from 12:00 – 21:00. No race briefing at the venue.  Race Briefing will be broadcasted via the Whats App Groups.

Event Programme UPDATED

Friday, 6 August 2021
14:00 Arrival and check in at Fairy Knowe / Ebb & Flow Accommodation
19:00 Race Briefing and Welcoming will be done via WhatsApp
19:30 Dinner at Fairy Knowe Hotel (pre bookings only)

Saturday, 7 August 2021
06:00 Breakfast for sale at Fairy Knowe Hotel
07:00 Buses and own transport leaves from Fairy Knowe to George, Day 1
08:00 SOX Full Start
08:30 SOX Sport Start
09:00 SOX Lite Start
11:00 Light Lunch take aways at Venue 
11:00 First buses to leave for Wilderness
12:00 Sport Massages opens at Fairy Knowe
12:00 Bar and snacks for sale at Fairy Knowe
18:00 Slide Show of Day 1 will be uploaded to Youtube
18:30 Race Briefing Day 2 will be send via WhatsApp group
19:00 Dinner at Fairy Knowe (pre-bookings only)

Sunday, 8 August 2021
06:00 Breakfast for sale at Fairy Knowe Hotel
07:00 Buses and own transport leaves from Fairy Knowe Hotel to George, Day 2
08:00 SOX Full Start
08:30 SOX Sport Start
09:00 SOX Lite Start
11:00 Light Take Away Lunch at Venue
11:00 Buses ready to go back to Fairy Knowe
12:00 Bar and snacks / lunches for sale at Fairy Knowe
18:00 Slideshow of Day 2 will be uploaded to Youtube
18:30 Race briefing for Day 3 will be send out via WhatsApp
19:00 Dinner at Fairy Knowe (pre-bookings only)

Monday, 9 August 2021
06:00 Breakfast for sale at Fairy Knowe Hotel
06:30 Leave with own car to FINISH of Day 3
07:30 Take bus to START of Day 3
08:00 SOX Full Start
08:30 SOX Sport Start
09:00 SOX Lite Start
11:00 Finish at Point Caravan Park
11:00 Light Lunch at Venue
(No Prize Giving)

How to get there

The Wilderness Section of the Garden Route National Park is situated close to the N2 highway, 15km from George, 2km from Wilderness village, 410km from Port Elizabeth and 450km from Cape Town. The closest airport is at George, where car hire facilities are available. Guests visiting Wilderness’ Ebb & Flow Rest Camp, please note the road sign on the N2 to the Park reads Wilderness National Park and not Ebb & Flow. Guests can also use the western access through the town of Wilderness across the rail road bridge and turn right for the reception. For all information contact Janine on Janine@soxtrail.run

 

Race Village

Due to SANParks Covid Regulations, we had to move the Race Village to Fairy Knowe Hotel, Wilderness.  Accommodation is still at Ebb&Flow, which is right next door to Fairy Knowe Hotel. There will be a river shuttle available for participants to move between Ebb&Flow and Fairy Knowe Hotel.

 

Available at Race Village each day:

  • Restaurant for food on sale from 11:00 to 17:00.
  • Snacks for sale.
  • Cash Bar
  • Massages

Massages

Listening Hands Sport Massage Therapists

Bookings will open on 1 January 2021, when you can secure your massage time slots, for the event between the 8th to 10th August 2021.  Massages costs are R250 per half an hour time slot, per person.  We have times available from 12:00 until 17:00, and then 18:00 until 21:00.  The massage stations will be set up at Fairy Knowe Hotel. Please email Caroline at eventsportmassages@gmail.com  to book your slot.

Prize Money

To be confirmed

Route - SOX FULL

Day 1: Mountain Stage, Outeniqua Mountains

 

Day 2: Forest Stage George

 

 

Day 3 Coastal Stage: St Blaize

 

Route - SOX SPORT

Day 1 : Mountain Stage 23km Outeniqua Mountains

 

Day 2 : Forest Stage George

 

Day 3 : Coastal Stage St Blaize

 

Route - SOX LITE

Day 1 : Mountain Stage 10km

 

Day 2 : Forest Stage 

 

Day 3 : Coastal Stage

 

Accommodation

Our Race Village will be at Fairy Knowe Hotel and the official accommodation will be at Ebb & Flow and Fairy Knowe, Wilderness.  All meals and evening functions will be at Fairy Knowe Hotel.

 

 

UNITS AVAILABLE

 

  

 

EBB & FLOW ACCOMMODATION

Please note price is per unit, for the duration of the event.

 

CODE UNIT DESCRIPTION PRICE (Per unit for 3 Nights)
FC4 Family Cottage – Sleeps 4 
SOLD OUT
2 Bedrooms (1 double bed, 2 single beds) Bathrooms Kitchen R6,380.00
LC1 Log Cottage – Sleeps 4
SOLD OUT
2 Bedrooms (1 double bed, 2 single beds) Kitchen Bathroom R6,380.00
LC2

Log Cottage –  Sleeps 4 
SOLD OUT

2 Bedrooms (4 x single beds) Kitchen Bathroom R5,830.00
FC1 Forest Cabin – Sleeps 2 
SOLD OUT
2 Single beds Bathroom Fridge Communal Kitchen R3,520.00
FC2

Forest Cabin – Sleeps 4
SOLD OUT

4 Single beds Bathroom Fridge Communal Kitchen R3,520.00
R1

Rondawel (North Camp) – Sleeps 2  SOLD OUT

2 Single beds with either own bathroom or communal bathroom R1,700.00

LT1

Luxury Tent – Sleeps 2

3x3m Canvas Tent LED camp light – Bedside table chairs,stretchers with mattress and bedding

R2,640.00 

 

FAIRY KNOWE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Rooms are priced per room for the duration of the event.

RIVERSIDE ROOM
Twin / King Rooms – sleeps 2 people
River-facing, newly renovated large rooms
R3,600.00 per room for the entire weekend

Meals

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

Meal packages can be booked with your entry.

Meal options :
* Registration Dinner – Friday
* All Dinners – Friday, Saturday and Sunday

 

Contact us

janine@soxtrail.run | call +27 (0) 836 622 022

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