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Hout Bay Trail Challenge 2018

July 28, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

R595 - R1800

The Hout Bay Trail Challenge is one of the oldest and toughest trail runs in South Africa. It tests you in every way, from your fitness, endurance and technique to your strength allowing you to cross the finish line.

This tough one-day trail takes place on 28 July 2018 and kicks off from Hout Bay Harbour in Cape Town.

Distance & Entry Fee:

  • Individual (40km): R950.00
  • Team Entry (40km): R1785.00 ( R595.00 – 3 runners per team – each will run 1 of the 3 legs in a relay format)
  • Bright Start Charity Entry is R1800.00 (individual entry)

Race Info:


  • Distance: +-40km
  • Max Altitude: 779m
  • Total Elevation: +-2622m
  • Terrain: Single path, Jeep track & small bit of tar
  • Average Times:
    • Overall: 06:34:07
    • Men: 06:48:21
    • Ladies: 07:24:17
    • Teams: 06:02:49

Leg 1: Hout Bay Harbour to Suikerbossie

  • Distance: +-14km
  • Max Altitude: 594m
  • Total Elevation: +-1056m
  • Terrain: Single path and Jeep track
  • Average Times:
    • Overall: 01:58:17
    • Men: 01:55:28
    • Ladies: 02:09:03
    • Teams: 01:50:33

Leg 2:Suikerbossie to Constantia Nek

  • Distance: +-15km
  • Max Altitude: 779m
  • Total Elevation: +-1066m
  • Terrain: Single path and Jeep track
  • Average Times:
    • Overall: 02:47:08
    • Men: 02:50:24
    • Ladies: 03:00:23
    • Teams: 02:21:09

Leg 3: Constantia Nek to Hout Bay Harbour

  • Distance: +-11km
  • Max Altitude: 500 m
  • Total Elevation: +-538 m
  • Terrain: Single path, Jeep track and tar
  • Average Times:
    • Overall: 02:07:01
    • Men: 02:11:02
    • Ladies: 02:17:25
    • Teams: 01:45:37


There are only 250 entries for the Hout Bay Trail Challenge 2018 and participants will need to register online here. You will be able to pay with a credit card, debit card or make an EFT payment. Entries will close on Monday 20th July 2017 or once we have reached our limit.

If you are unsuccessful at obtaining an entry initially to the 2018 race, you can contact race organisers and ask to place your name on the waiting list.

General Info:

The rules at hand apply to The Hout Bay Trail Challenge which will be referred to as HBTC. By virtue of registering, paying and participating in the HBTC, competitors in the HBTC acknowledge that they have read, understood and accepted the rules and regulations of participation.

The HBTC is a trail challenge event specifically for individual competitors or a relay team of three (3) competitors. Teams will run the race as a relay; that is each team member will run only one leg of the race.

The organiser and the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) have limited the number of entries. This is for safety and environmental reasons and to keep with the ethos of trail running – being out there without the crowds, enjoying the awesome mountains we have in the Cape.

Note this race can take up to 10 hours to complete and is run during the winter months (rainy season in the Cape). All competitors will need to be prepared adequately, please ensure you are equipped appropriately.


July 28, 2018
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
R595 - R1800
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Hout Bay Harbour
Harbour Road, Hout Bay
Cape Town, Western Cape 7806 South Africa


Hout Bay Trail Challenge Team
082 643 6186