Hout Bay Trail Challenge


Aug 03, 2024 at 6:00 AM

Hout Bay Trail Challenge

Hout Bay Harbour

Cape Town 7806

South Africa

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Entry Fee $75
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $95
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 40K

Type: Ultra

Starting Elevation: 100m

High Point: 1075m

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2002

Men's Record: Kane Reiley (03:54:35 - 2018)

Women's Record: Stevie Kremer (04:34:55 - 2013)


One of the toughest trail runs in the Western Cape. It is also an amazing adventure of navigating your way around the mountains the surround the “small” village of Hout Bay, which has breath taking views of the Cape Peninsula.

The race is sought after with entries being snapped up in seconds.

The Challenge course is +-40km long with over 2500m of climbing. It is divided into 3 legs and you are able to enter as an individual or as a team of 3 with each runner doing one of the legs. The route is marked and runners are given a full route description and route map. With most of the course being on single path the race is limited to 250 runners on the mountain at one time. We will once again be hosting the South African Trail Championships in 2019. It will once again be exciting to see SA top trail runners on this course.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Aug 03, 2024

Held on Jul 22, 2023

Held on Jul 23, 2022

Held on Sep 04, 2021

Held on Aug 01, 2020

Held on Mar 30, 2019

Held on Mar 31, 2018

Held on Mar 25, 2017