Oyster Catcher Trail Run

11-13 Oct 2024 (Fri - Sun)


51km, 31km

Oyster Catcher Trail Run

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The Oyster Catcher stage trail run follows the famous Oyster Catcher hiking route, from the Gouritz River Mouth to Mossel Bay via the St Blaize hiking route along the Southern Cape coastline in the Garden Route of South Africa. The Oystercatcher trail is a world acclaimed experience, a lighthouse to lighthouse trail rated by National Geographic Traveller as “One of the Top 50 tours of a lifetime” with the BBC classing it as one of “30 Unforgettable hikes to do…” and the local Getaway Magazine rating it as one of the top 5 South African hiking routes.

The Oyster Catcher trail run is primarily designed for trail runners looking to complete their first multi-day stage race. The distances covered are manageable and the terrain is made up mainly of single track (hiking trails) and beach running, with some technical areas to add variety. Due to the sensitivity of the area, a limited number of only 300 runners can enter each year, so don’t miss out!

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Course details

Course profile
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Mountain Range
Point to Point
100-999 Participants
Course highlights
Day one took the runners along a 20km circular route into the Gourikwa Private Nature Reserve where they ran past the towering Ystervarkpunt (Porcupine point) lighthouse, on mainly coastal and jeep tracks. Day two brought some more technical areas over another 20km with runners starting at Gouritz River Mouth, on the opposite side of the river, ending in Boggemsbaai. On the final day, the route wrapped around the cliffs of the St Blaize hiking trail in Mossel Bay, starting at Dana Bay beach to The Point, Mossel Bay. The route passes the Pinnacle Point Caves where recent Mitochondrial DNA research has shown that all humans alive today descend from a small population that lived here between 150,000 and 200,000 years ago. New archaeological research has revealed that at least some of those people lived in the area now known as Mossel Bay.
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Start address: Boggoms Bay, South Africa

Finish address: Boggoms Bay, South Africa

Route map

Oyster Catcher Trail Run Route Map


Registration closes on 30 September (103 days left)

2-Day Trail Run

31.00 Km

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178 EUR

3-Day Trail Run

51.00 Km

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209 EUR

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You can, within 24 hours after your registration, get a full refund if you change your mind.

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What’s included

These are included in your entry
  • done Finisher medal

  • done Goodie bag

  • done Event T-shirts

  • done Medal engraving

  • done Timing chip (single use)

  • done Photo Service info

  • done Shuttle to Start Line

  • done Drink Stations info

  • done Medical Assistance info

  • done Transport info

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Frequently asked questions

When and where can I collect my BIB/race pack?


Thursday, 10 October 2024 17:00 – 20:00 for 3-day Trail Run at Golf Club, Boggomsbaai Friday, 11 October 2024, 17:00 for 2-day event, Race Village

What is the cancelation/refund policy for this event?


Cancellation / Refund Policy No refunds of your deposit paid or entry fees unless we have to cancel the event due to unforeseen circumstances. Entries are not transferable to 2025. 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.

Oyster Catcher Trail Run

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