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.

NEW DATE : Saturday, 6th – Monday, 8th August 2022         VENUE :  Fairy Knowe Hotel, Wilderness, Western Cape

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  SANParks hiking trails in the mountains, indigenous forest and stunning coastline of the Garden Route. 

Taking place from 6-8 August 2022, 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 the Knysna Forest – SANParks
  • Day 3: 16km Coastal Stage in Wilderness – SANParks

SOX Sport (the same experience with less the distance)

  • Day 1: 25km Mountain Stage  single track, in the Outeniqua mountains
  • Day 2: 20km Forest Stage  single track in the Knysna Forest – SANParks
  • Day 3: 16km 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 the Knysna Forest – SANParks
  • Day 3: 10km Coastal Stage in Wilderness – SANParks

 

 SOX Single Day – 8 August 2021
16km/10km 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.

Entry Fee Information

Payment Plan available:

Pay one third of your total entry with Registration, second payment due 1 March 2022, third payment due 16 July 2022.  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.
  • 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 :

Early Bird Special until 31 December 2021!

  • SOX                    R4,050.00
  • SOX Sport         R4,050.00
  • SOX Lite            R3,400.00

Normal Entry Fees :

  • SOX                   R4,455.00
  • SOX Sport        R4,455.00
  • SOX Lite           R3,740.00

 

 

Additional

  • Branded Race Jacket – R900.00

CUT OFF FOR ORDERS : 1 JUNE 2022

SOX Single Day Trail run

10km : R450
16km : R550

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 finis

 

Registration and Late Entries:

Pre-entries for the event will close  16 July 2022. Late entries or entries on the day, will not be accepted. Registration for the event will take place on Friday, 5 August 2022 from 12:00 – 21:00.  

Cancellation  / Refund Policy

  • No substitutions will be accepted after 31 July 2022.  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 2022  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 2022.  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 2022. No late entries or entries on the day will be accepted. Registration for the event will be at Fairy Knowe Hotel, Wilderness on Friday,  5 August 2022 from 12:00 – 21:00

 

Event Programme

PROGRAMME

Friday, 5 August 2022
14:00 Arrival and check in at  Accommodation
14:00 Registration Desk open
19:00 Race Briefing and Welcoming
19:30 Dinner at Fairy Knowe Hotel (pre bookings only)

Saturday, 6 August 2022
06:00 Breakfast for sale 
08:00 SOX Full Start
08:15 SOX Sport Start
08:30 SOX Lite Start
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)

Sunday, 7 August 2022
06:00 Breakfast for sale at Race Village
08:00 SOX Full Start
08:15 SOX Sport Start
18:30 SOX Lite Start
11:00 onwards Light Take Away 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)

Monday, 8 August 2022
06:00 Breakfast for sale at Race Village
07:00 Bus takes runners to Start of Day 3
07:30 SOX Full Start
07:45 SOX Sport Start
08:00 SOX Lite Start
10:00 onwards Finish at Race Village
10:00 onwards Light Lunch at Race Village
11:00 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

Listening Hands Sport Massage Therapists

 

Bookings will open on 1 January 2022, when you can secure your massage time slots, for the event between the 6th to 8th August 2022.  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.

 

Prizes

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

 

Route - SOX FULL

Day 1: Mountain Stage, Outeniqua Mountains

Distance : 30km

Day 2: Forest Stage Knysna

Distance : 30km

 

Day 3 Coastal Stage Wilderness

Distance : 16km

Route - SOX SPORT

Day 1 : Mountain Stage Outeniqua Mountains

Distance : 25km

Day 2 : Forest Stage Knysna

Distance : 20km

Day 3 : Coastal Stage Wilderness

Distance : 16km

Route - SOX LITE

Day 1 : Mountain Stage

Distance : 13km

Day 2 : Forest Stage 

Distance : 10km

Day 3 : Coastal Stage

Distance : 10km

Accommodation

Our Race Village will be at Fairy Knowe Hotel.  All meals and evening functions will be at Fairy Knowe Hotel.

 

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 Friday – check out Monday)

R3,300.00

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

Double or Twin
(check in Friday – check out Monday)

R3,000.00

Rondawels
Price per room (sleeps 2 or 4) for the duration of the event
Double + bunk
(check in Friday – check out Monday)

R3,000.00

 

ACCOMMODATION AT WILDERNESS HOTEL (about 3km from Race Village)

 

Double Rooms
Price per room (sleeps 2) for the duration of the event
Double bed
(check in Friday – check out Monday)

R3,300.00

Twin Rooms
Price per room (sleeps 2) for the duration of the event
Two single beds
(check in Friday – check out Monday)

R3,300.00

Rooms are sold per two people for the duration of the event.

SANParks Ebb & Flow Restcamp, Wilderness

 

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

  • Breakfast included if you stay at Fairy Knowe Hotel
  • All lunches included in your entry

Meal packages can be booked as follows :

  • Dinner Package : R600 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday Dinners)
  • Registration Dinner : R200 (Friday dinner)

 

 

Contact us

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

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