SOX 3 Day Trail Run 2024
Fri 9 Aug - Sun 11 Aug 2024 @ 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, 9 August 2024 - Sunday 11 August 2024    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 Karatara
  • Day 3: 17km Coastal Stage in Wilderness

SOX Sport (the same experience with less the distance)

  • Day 1: 20km Mountain Stage  single track, in the Outeniqua mountains
  • Day 2: 21km Forest Stage in Karatara
  • Day 3: 17km Coastal Stage in Wilderness

SOX Lite

  • Day 1: 13km Mountain Stage  single track in the Outeniqua mountains
  • Day 2: 14km Forest Stage in Knysna
  • Day 3: 12km 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 2024, third payment due 16 July 2024.  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.
  • Sedgefield Brewery 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
  • Goodie Bag with Event TShirt and Buff.

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 FullR4,950.00
SOX SportR4,950.00
SOX LiteR4,950.00


Additional Merchandise

  • First Ascent Branded Race Jacket – R1,100.00
  • First Ascent Branded Fleece - R450.00
  • Event branded Wonky Tom Socks - R150.00



SOX Single Day Trail run

Sunday, 11 August 2024 (09:00)

10km : R500
18km : 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  lunch at finish

REGISTRATION : Friday 16:00-18:00 / Sunday 07:00


Registration and Late Entries:

Pre-entries for the event will close  25 July 2024. Late entries or entries on the day, will not be accepted. Registration for the event will take place on Thursday, 8 August 2024 from 16:00 – 21:00.  

Cancellation  / Refund Policy

  • No substitutions will be accepted after 31 July 2024.  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 Thursday, check out Sunday

Sleeps 2 - Double or Twin
Check in Thursday, checkout Sunday

Sleeps 2 - Double
Check in Thursday, checkout Sunday

Family Rooms
Sleeps 2 or 4 - Double+ bunk bed
Riverside / Rondawels / In-House
Check in Thursday, checkout Sunday

Additional accommodation in Wilderness, close to Fairy Knowe Hotel :

The Wilderness Hotel

Ebb and Flow Restcamp (SANParks)


Thursday, 8 August 2024

14:00 Arrival and check in at  Fairy Knowe Hotel

16:00 Registration Desk open

19:00 Race Briefing and Welcoming

19:30 Dinner at Fairy Knowe Hotel (pre bookings only)

Friday, 9 August 2024

06:00 Breakfast for sale

Race Start/Finish : NMU Campus, George

08:00 Start of Day 1

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, 10 August 2024

06:00 Breakfast for sale at Race Village

08:00 Start : Garden Route Trail Park, Karatara

11:00 onwards Light Lunch at Karatara (coffee, beer and boereworsrolls for sale at Karatara)

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, 11 August 2024

07:00 Breakfast for sale at Race Village

08:30 Bus takes runners to Start of Day 3

09:00 SOX Start

11:00 onwards Finish at Race Village

11:00 onwards Light Lunch at Race Village

12:00 Prize Giving


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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Price (pp)
SOX Full 77 km Over 3 days R 4,950.00
SOX Sport 55 km Over 3 days R 4,950.00
SOX Lite 35 km Over 3 days R 4,950.00
SOX Single Day 18km
Single Day 18km 11 Aug
18 km R 650.00
SOX Single Day 10km
Single Day 10km 11 Aug 2024
10 km R 450.00

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

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