SOX 3 Day Trail Run 2023
Fri 4 Aug - Sun 6 Aug 2023 @ Wilderness, Western Cape

SOX 3 Day Trail Run

SOX Trail Run is known as the most diverse 3-day trail run in South Africa and takes place in the Garden Route

You will run on pristine hiking trails in the mountain on day one, experience the tranquility of our lush, indigenous forest on day two and end off, with day three, along the stunning coastline of the Garden Route.

DATE : Friday, 4 August 2023 - Sunday, 6 August 2023        VENUE :  Fairy Knowe Hotel, Wilderness, Western Cape


SOX Full

  • Day 1: 30km Mountain Stage  single track, in the Outeniqua Mountains
  • Day 2: 30km  Forest Stage in Knysna
  • Day 3: 16km Coastal Stage in Wilderness

SOX Sport (the same experience with less the distance)

  • Day 1: 25km Mountain Stage  single track, in the Outeniqua mountains
  • Day 2: 20km Forest Stage in Knysna
  • Day 3: 16km Coastal Stage in Wilderness

SOX Lite

  • Day 1: 13km Mountain Stage  single track in the Outeniqua mountains
  • Day 2: 10km Forest Stage in Knysna
  • Day 3: 10km Coastal Stage in Wilderness


 Please note : At the discretion of Event Organiser and Route Director, routes can be changed at any time due to Covid Regulations or for safety reason.


Payment Plan available:

Pay one third of your total entry with Registration, second payment due 1 March 2023, third payment due 16 July 2023.  Please note that first payment is not refundable.

SOX, SOX Sport and SOX Lite Trail run, included in the entry fee:

  • 3-day challenge in the unspoilt beauty of the Garden Route. Each day’s route will be unique in that Day 1 will take competitors on a challenging route in the Outeniqua Mountains. Day 2 will be something completely different with spectacular trails through beautiful Forests. Day 3 will conclude with a run along on our spectacular coast line.
  • 3 Stages of pure trail running on well-marked routes in pristine areas that are usually not accessible to runners.
  • Unforgettable trail running along the scenic Outeniqua mountains and picturesque Wilderness area.
  • Finisher Medal.
  • Setup of Race Village which will include massages (for booking on your own account)
  • Sweeper each day.
  • Well stocked water tables each day.
  • Darling Brew Bar where you can buy drinks.
  • Lunch for sale at  race village for non-competitors each day.
  • 24-hour medical & emergency services on standby.
  • 24-hour security in the Race Village.
  • Professional Photographers on route; slide and video shows in the evenings

Entry Fees Excludes:

  • Accommodation
  • Dinner Package (R600 per person includes 3 dinners at Race Village)
  • Registration Dinner (R200 per person)
  • Bus Transport for Day 3 (a point-to-point route)
  • Event Jacket
  • Event Fleece



Entry fees :

SOX FullR4,790.00
SOX SportR4,790.00
SOX LiteR3,950.00


Additional Merchandise

  • First Ascent Branded Race Jacket – R900.00
  • First Ascent Branded Fleece - R400.00
  • Event branded SOX - R150.00



SOX Single Day Trail run

Sunday, 6 August 2023

10km : R500
16km : R650

Included in the entry fee:

 – Well marked route with water tables on the route and at the finish
– Medical and emergency services on standby
– Sweeper
– Finishers medal
– Professional Photographer
– Beer and light lunch at finish


Registration and Late Entries:

Pre-entries for the event will close  16 July 2023. Late entries or entries on the day, will not be accepted. Registration for the event will take place on Thursday, 3 August 2023 from 12:00 – 21:00.  

Cancellation  / Refund Policy

  • No substitutions will be accepted after 31 July 2023.  Substitution fee of R 300.00.
  • No refunds of  your deposit paid or entry fees unless we have to cancel the event due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case your entry will be transferable.
  • Entries are not transferable.

This event will take place regardless of bad weather and will only be cancelled, re-routed or stopped for reasons of Safety, Act of Nature or by any reason out of our control. In this event, entry fees are NOT refundable, but will be transferable to a next event.



Fairy Knowe will be the Race Village during the event, with accommodation as follows :

Riverside Rooms
Sleeps 2 - Double or Twin
Check in Friday, check out Monday

Sleeps 2 - Double or Twin
Check in Friday, checkout Monday

Sleeps 2 or 4 - Double+ bunk bed
Check in Friday, checkout Monday



Thursday, 3 August 2023
14:00 Arrival and check in at Accommodation
14:00 Registration Desk open
19:00 Race Briefing and Welcoming
19:30 Dinner at Fairy Knowe Hotel (pre bookings only)

Friday, 4 August 2023
06:00 Breakfast for sale
08:00 SOX Full Start
08:15 SOX Sport Start
08:30 SOX Lite Start
11:00 onwards Light Lunch take at Finish Venue
12:00 Sport Massages opens at Race Village
12:00 Bar and snacks for sale at Race Village
18:00 Slide Show of Day 1
18:30 Race Briefing Day 2
19:00 Dinner  (pre-bookings only)

Saturday, 5 August 2023
06:00 Breakfast for sale at Race Village
08:00 SOX Full Start
08:15 SOX Sport Start
18:30 SOX Lite Start
11:00 onwards Light Take Away Lunch at Venue
12:00 Bar and snacks / lunches for sale at Race Village
18:00 Slideshow of Day 2
18:30 Race briefing for Day 3
19:00 Dinner at Race Village (pre-bookings only)

Sunday, 6 August 2023
06:00 Breakfast for sale at Race Village
07:00 Bus takes runners to start of Day3
07:30 SOX Full Start + Single Day 16km
07:45 SOX Sport Start
08:00 SOX Lite Start + Single Day 10km
10:00 onwards Finish at Race Village
10:00 onwards Light Lunch at Race Village
11:00 Prize Giving


Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Price (pp)
SOX Full 76 km Over 3 days R 4,790.00
SOX Sport 56 km Over 3 days R 4,790.00
SOX Lite 30 km Over 3 days R 3,950.00
SOX Single Day 16km
Single Day 16km 6 Aug
16 km R 650.00
SOX Single Day 10km
Single Day 10km 6 Aug
10 km R 500.00

Event location
Fairy Knowe Hotel, Wilderness

Route information
1 Dumbleton Road
Coordinates -33.9942177, 22.6011598
Address 1 Dumbleton Road Wilderness
City Wilderness
Province Western Cape