Outeniqua Quest Ultra – 2019

March 23, 2019

March 24, 2019

6:00 To 11:00

Beervlei Hut - Outeniqua Hike - Start, South Africa

59km - R1920
108km - R2930


Event Description

The Outeniqua Quest Ultra Trail Run takes place between 23rd-24th of March 2019, from Outeniqua Hiking Trail (Sedgefield, Western Cape). Distance options: 59km & 108km.

The Outeniqua Quest is a non-stop 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…

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.

Mont Blanc 5-point Qualifyer!

2 Options to choose from:

108km Non Stop – Beervlei Hut to Harkerville Hut
Date : 
23 March 2019
Registration Venue:
 Harkerville Forest Lodge
Event Format : 
Solo’s, Limited to 100 runners
Total distance:

Ultra 59km – Millwood Hut to Harkerville Hut
Date : 
23rd March 2019
Registration Venue : 
Harkerville Forest Lodge
Event Format : 
Solo’s, Limited to 100 runners
Total distance: 59

Entry Fees:
R2930 for the Non Stop Option (does not include any accommodation, only light meals at the huts)
R1920 for the Ultra (does not include any accommodation, only light meals at the huts), Ultra finish at Harkerville Forest Lodge, close to Knysna

Venue:  Outeniqua Hiking TrailSedgefield

Start Time: 7:30am

Registration and late entries:
Pre-entries close 1 Feb 2019, no late entries will be allowed. Registration Friday 22April at Harkerville Forest Lodge.

Discipline: Ultra 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
– Accommodation 23 March, when you finish at Harkerville.

Does not Include:

– Taxi to the Start at Beerlvlei from Harkerville Forest Lodge, TBA
– Alcohol drinks
– Pre and Post Race Accom and meals
– SANParks Conservation Fees. Please bring your Wild card to registration to avoid paying the day Conservation fees of R40. Wild card or the R40 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 108km non-stop and Ultra

22 March 2019
18:00 – 19:00: Registration at Harkerville Forest Lodge
19:00: Race briefing (compulsory for all Competitors). Snacks will be available.

23 March
Drive your own vehicle to Hakerville Forest Lodge,between Knysna and Pletterberg Bay, the Finish Venue
6:00 The bus pick up the Non Stop runners  and Ultra runners and take you to the Start of the Outeniqua Hiking Trail, at Beervlei hut for the Non Stop and at Milwood for the Ultra
7:30 Race start at Beervlei hut for the Non Stop 108km and at Milwood Hut for the Ultra
17:00 Cut off at Millwood house for the non stop 108km runners
10:00 Cut off at Hakerville Forest Lodge for the non stop 108km
11:00 Prize giving and Breakfast at the Harkerville Forest Lodge on 24 March


Trisport SA

Janine - 0836622022


How to Enter?

Online entry at TriSport

Event Contact Information


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