The SOX Trail Run is known as the most diverse 3-day trail run in South Africa and takes place in the Garden Route, with 90% of the route laid out within the South Africa National Park’s protected property.

You will run on pristine hiking trails in the mountain on day one, experience the tranquillity 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 : SANParks Ebb & Flow Rest Camp, Wilderness, Western Cape

 

Entries for 2021 opens 1 September 2020

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, with 90% of the route laid out within the South Africa National Park’s protected property. 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 the Goudveld and Millwood State Forest.

The final day, and favourite with many of the returning runners, is the coastal section of just under 16 kilometres. Starting on Kleinkrantz beach, the route takes you on a spectacular beach section in Wilderness and then inland for a final section of indigenous forest to finish at the SANParks Ebb and Flow camp.

Distances

SOX

Day 1: 29km Mountain Stage  single track, in the Outeniqua mountains

  • Day 2: 30km  Forest Stage single track in the indigenous Knysna forest.
  • Day 3: 16km Coastal Stage with 6 km beach running along the Wilderness coastline, followed by single track, hiking trails, a river crossing by pont, jeep track, and a floating bridge.

SOX Sport (the same experience with less the distance)

  • Day 1: 23km Mountain Stage  single track, in the Outeniqua mountains.
  • Day 2: 17km Forest Stage  mainly single track in the indigenous Knysna forest.
  • Day 3: 16km Coastal Stage with 6 km beach running along the Wilderness coastline, followed by single track, hiking trails, a river crossing by pont, jeep track, and a floating bridge.

SOX Lite

  • Day 1: 10 km Mountain Stage  single track
  • Day 2: 10 km Forest Stage  single track in the indigenous Knysna forest.
  • Day 3: 10 km Coastal stage with 6km beach running along the Wilderness coastline, followed by single track and a floating bridge.

 SOX Single Day – 10 August 2020

10km   – same route as the SOX Lite
16km   – same route as the SOX Full / Sport

 

 

 

Entry Fee Information

Payment Plan available:

Pay 30% of your total entry with Registration, second payment due 1 March 2021, third payment due 1 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 16km 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) & entertainment and food stalls.
  • Sweeper each day.
  • Well stocked water tables each day.
  • Chill zone at Race village from 11am every 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 Ebb & Flow.
  • Trophies and prizes for winners with lucky draw prizes.
  • Professional Photographers on route; slide and video shows in the evenings.


Entry Fees Excludes:

  • Accommodation
  • Bus transport
  • Meals
  • SANParks daily Conservation Fees for those who do not have a Wild Card.

 

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
16km : 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  25 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 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.

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 (pants and top)
  • Whistle
  • Hat
  • Emergency food
  • Water bottles
  • Sunscreen (SPF50)
  • Outer shell jacket (waterproof)
  • Small First aid kit

 

  • 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 Ebb & Flow, Wilderness on Friday,  6 August 2021 from 12:00 – 21:00 with a compulsory race briefing afterwards.

Programme

Friday, 6 August 2021
12:00 – 21:00 Registration at Ebb & Flow
19:00 Welcoming and Race Briefing
19:30 Dinner (pre bookings only)

Saturday, 7 August 2021
06:00 Breakfast for sale at Marquee Tent
06:30 Buses and own transport leaves from Ebb & Flow to Saasveld
07:45 Quick final briefing / recap before start of events
08:00 Race starts at Saasveld, George
11:00 Beer and Snacks for Sale at Saasveld
12:00 Sport Massages opens at Race Village
12:00 Beer tent opens at Race Village
13:00 Lunch for sale at Race Village
15:00 Race cut-off – last buses leave for Race Village
18:00 Slide Show at Race Village
18:30 Race Briefing Day 2
19:00 Dinner at Race Village (pre-bookings only)

Sunday, 8 August 2021
05:30 Breakfast for sale at Marquee Tent
06:00 Buses and own transport leaves from Ebb & Flow to Millwood
07:45 Quick final briefing, recap before Start of Day 2
08:00 Race starts of SOX Full and SOX Lite (Millwood Hut)
07:45 Race briefing for SOX Sport at Krisjan’s Nek
08:00 Race starts of SOX Sport at Krisjan’s Nek
11:30 Beer and light lunches for sale at Millwood
12:00 Beer tent and lunch sales at Race Village
15:00 Race cut-off – last buses leave for Race Village
18:00 Slideshow at Race Village
18:30 Race briefing for Day 3
19:00 Dinner at Race Village (pre-bookings only)
20:00 Live Entertainment

Monday, 9 August 2021
06:00 Breakfast for sale at Marquee Tent
07:00 Buses and own transport leaves from Ebb & Flow to Kleinkrantz Beach
07:15 Quick final briefing / recap before start of Day 3
07:30 Start of Day 3 at Kleinkrantz Beach
10:00 Bar opens at Race Village
11:00 Lunch sales at Race Village
11:00 Prize Giving
12:30 Race Cut-off

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.swart@csm.com

Race Village

Race Village will be at SANParks Ebb & Flow Restcamp, Wilderness.  The entire venue will be booked out for the event.

 

Available at Race Village each day:

  • Food stalls, with variety of food on sale from 11:00 to 17:00.
  • Snacks for sale.
  • Beer tent.

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 the SOX Race Village, at Ebb & Flow. Please email Caroline at eventsportmassages@gmail.com  to book your slot.

Prize Money

Prize money for the 2021 edition of SOX Full only. Other category winners will receive trophies.

To be confirmed

Route - SOX FULL

Day 1: Mountain Stage 29km, Outeniqua Mountains

Day 2: Forest Stage 30km Circular route in Goudveld/Milwood State Forest

Day 3 Coastal Stage: 16km Kleinkrantz Beach to Ebb&Flow

Route - SOX SPORT

Day 1 : Mountain Stage 23km Outeniqua Mountains

Day 2 : Forest Stage 17km Circular route in Goudveld / Millwood State Forest

Day 3 : Coastal Stage 16km Kleinkrantz Beach to Ebb&Flow

Route - SOX LITE

Day 1 : Mountain Stage 10km

Day 2 : Forest Stage 10km

Day 3 : Coastal Stage 10km

Accommodation

Our Race Village and the official accommodation will be at Ebb & Flow, Wilderness where all evening meals and evening functions will also take place.

 

 

UNITS AVAILABLE

 

  

 

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS AND COSTS

 

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 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 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 

 

Meals

All meals served in the Marquee tent at the Race Village, Ebb

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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