Outeniqua Quest 4 day Trail Run – 2019

March 21, 2019

March 24, 2019

7:30 To 12:00

Beervlei Hut - Outeniqua Hike - Start, South Africa



Event Description

The Outeniqua Quest 4 day Trail Run takes place between 21st-24th of March 2019, from Outeniqua Hiking Trail (Sedgefield, Western Cape). Total distance is 108km.

The Outeniqua Quest is a 4 day trail run on the 108 km Outeniqua Hiking Trail in the Garden Route National Park, Western Cape, South Africa.  More than 100km of pure trails will have you traversing sections of the Outeniqua Mountains and the indigenous Forests of Knysna and surroundings while you are exploring the full length of the Outeniqua hiking trail. It is well known that there are a few very shy Knysna Elephants along the 108km hiking trails, you might just spot them in the distances between the indigenous trees…

Mont Blanc Qualifier with 5 points for the Non Stop.

A pristine and very special Trail run in the Garden Route National Park of SANParks, South Africa. Run on the pristine 108 km (normally a 7 day hike) Outeniqua Hiking Trail.  No big gravel roads, only single track and jeep tracks for 108km.

Registration Venue: Harkerville Forest Lodge
Event Format for the 4 day Option: Solo’s, Only 40 runners due to limited space at the huts

4 Day  Daily Distances :
Day1: Beervlei Hut to Windmeulnek Hut – 16,40km; Elevation gain 910m
Day2: Windmeulnek Hut – Millwood Hut – 32,45km; Elevation gain 1265m
Day3: Millwood Hut to Diepwalle Hut – 29,90km; Elevation gain 1303m
Day4: Diepwalle Hut to Harkerville Hut – 29,27km; Elevation gain 757m

Total distance: 108,02km
Total Elevation gain: 4235m

Entry Fee: R5950.00 for the 4 Day Option:  Includes 4 days’s meals for from Lunch on the 21th to Breakfast on the 24th, 3 nights of accommodation in hiking huts.

Venue:  Outeniqua Hiking TrailSedgefield

Start Time:
Day 1 at 9am
Day 2 at 8am
Day 3 at 7:30am
Day 4 at 7am

Registration for the 4 Day Trail run:
Pre-entries close 1 Feb 2019, no late entries will be allowed. Registration is Wednesday 20th March 2019 at Harkerville Forest Lodge (please book your own accommodation for evening before the Trail Run start)

Discipline: Staged Trail Running

Entry Includes

– Unforgettable trail running along the scenic Outeniqua Hiking Trail
– Permissions and permits from SanParks to run on the pristine 108km Trail
– Permission and permits from Cape Pine
– Events fees for each person to SanParks for using the full Outeniqua Hiking Trail
– Booking of the Hiking huts for each person along the Outeniqua hiking Trail
– Well marked and set out routes
– Well stocked Water tables at each of the 6 hiking huts along the way
– Water table at the finish
– Goodie Bag with a Technical garment
– Medical and emergency services on standby
– Sweeper
– Finishers medal
– Generosity and great atmosphere of SanParks Nature Area
– Professional photographer

Does not Include:

– Massage each night, please book directly with Caroline
– Alcohol drinks on route, please bring your own
– Taxi from Harkerville Forest Lodge to the Start at Beerlvlei, price TBA
– SANParks Conservation Fees. Please bring your Wild card to registration to avoid paying the day Conservation fees of R40 per day. Wild card or the R40 per day  will be collected at Registration by SANParks. Please note, this is not the Event Fees that the Organiser is paying on your behalf

Compulsory Equipment

Compulsory Equipment  for all the Outeniqua Quest runners (for your own safety):
As a precaution, we would like you to carry the following compulsory equipment with you during the race. It is for your own personal safety. There will be a Kit check before the Tour starts. Please adhere to the following:

-Cell phone (on roaming please), zip lock bag to keep phone dry
-Space blanket
-Long Thermal base layer (pants and top)
-Emergency food
-Headlamp with enough spare batteries
-Water bottles
-Sunscreen (factor 50)
-Outer shell jacket (waterproof)
-First aid kit

Please ensure that you have the compulsory equipment with you at all times during the race as conditions change quickly up in the mountains.

Schedule of events

Schedule for Outeniqua Quest 4 Day Trail Run (See Schedule for the Non Stop and Ultra under the event Outeniqua Quest Non Stop and Ultra

20 March
17:00 – 19:00: Registration at Harkerville Forest Lodgek
19:00: Race briefing at Harkerville Forest Lodge (compulsory for all Competitors). Snacks will be available.

21 March
6:30 Drive to Hakerville with your own car, leave cars at Hakerville(security will be provided) – about an hour drive
7:30 Bus leaves from Hakerville to Beervlei hut (Start venue)
8:30: Final Briefing at Beervlei Hut
9:00: Run start for Outeniqua Quest 4 day Trail run
Finish at Windmeulnek, Lunch and Dinner

22nd March
6:30: Breakfast
8:00 Start at Windmeulnek.
Lunch pack at Platbos
Finish at Millwood, Dinner at Millwood

23rd March
6:30 Breakfast at Milwood
7:30 Start at Millwood
Lunch pack at Rondebossie
Finish at Diepwalle, Dinner at Diepwalle

24th March
6:30 Breakfast at Diepwalle
7:00 Start at Diepwalle
Finish at Hakerville
12H00 Brunch at Harkerville Lodge


Trisport SA

How to Enter?

Online entry at TriSport

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