Having proven our credentials over and over again with SANparks with 3 highly successful Otter African Trail Runs to date, Magnetic South has been given permission to run the Otter in alternate directions on a yearly basis.
2012: from WEST to EAST, the “Up-Run” – the RETTO
2013: from EAST to WEST, the “Down-Run” – the OTTER
The OTTER – African Trail Run – the iconic and South Africa’s most popular 5 day hike, the Otter, has been walked from Storms River to Nature’s Valley right from its inception. Following this route the Otter – African Trail Run took place 3 years in a row from East to West.
The RETTO (Otter spelt backwards) - Two scouting runs have been done in the last month to ensure our Safety Management Plan has considered all the variables associated with running the trail in reverse. The 2012 ”Retto” as it has been nicknamed, will still include over 2600m of elevation in its 42km traversed, however the experience of running the route with the sea constantly on your right is going to give you a completely different thrill and perspective to this spectacular challenge.