RB Africa Wild Coast Challenge

What is the Wild Coast Challenge?

The WCC is a three day stage event covering 120 km through the untamed trails of the Transkei.

  • What are dates for 2023?

Thurs 16 - Sat 18 February

 

Shuttle leaves East London Weds 15 Feb @ 11h00 sharp!

  • How far are the daily distances?

    • Day One: approx 43 km
      (The Haven - Kob Inn Hotel)

    • Day Two: approx 40 km
      (Kob Inn - Seagulls)

    • Day Three: approx 45 km
      (Seagulls - Crawfords Beach Lodge)

 

  • What is the route?

The route is completely unmarked, the only advice from race organiser Liam Victor being- ‘keep the sea on your left.’

 

It covers mixture of terrains, comprising virgin beach stretches, rocks and boulders, grassy hillocks, narrow goat paths, sand dunes, hiking trails, old Jeep tracks and short sections of gravel.

  • What are the daily cut off times?

There are no cut off times.  ​

  • Where do we stay?

Accommodation is at four of the best hotels the Wild Coast has to offer: The Haven, Kob Inn, Seagulls and Crawfords Beach Lodge.

How do I enter?

  • How much does it cost?

The cost for 2023 is R 7950​.

  • What is included in the entry fee?

    • 4 nights dinner, bed, & breakfast  in 4 of the best Wild Coast hotels 

    • Awesome box filled with goodies.

    • Race T-shirt

    • Customised Funky Pants

    • Medical assistance (to a point)

    • Transport from East London to starting point

    • Bucket list - tick

    • Adventure of a lifetime

  • When do entries open?

Entries open on 1 May 2022.

There is limited space available. Once the event is full, entries will go onto a waiting list and be allocated on a first come first served basis, as place become available.

  • How do I enter?

Download an entry form, fill it in and send it back to us. 

Your spot is secured  by payment of a  non refundable R 500 deposit. The balance of your payment is due by 30 Nov 2022. Your entry is confirmed by full payment only. Payment plan available.

  • I have never done a stage event before, will I make it?

If you can comfortably run 20 kms, you will be able to complete the event. We welcome runners of all abilities and will strive to accommodate everyone who is committed to finishing and puts in the effort. 

FAQs

  • What must I carry?

Participants must carry all items on the compulsory kit list as well as their hydration and food for each day

Bags will be transported and waiting at each overnight stop.

Everyone must have a flotation device / dry bag that can be blown up to assist with flotation.

  • Are there water points?

There is one water point a day where you can refuel, fill up with water and get medical attention.

  • What  about the rivers?

There are several rivers which you will need to swim across. All participants must be confident swimmers and be able to use their flotation devices. River crossings should be done with a buddy.  Only the Mbashe and Kei River crossings are supported with canoes / boat.

It is your responsibility to ensure you are adequately equipped to cross rivers.

  • Is it a competitive event?

No, there are no podium prizes. Every evening there are lucky draw prizes.

  • Can my non running partner join me?

Absolutely! Please contact us to organise this. You can also opt for partners/family to join you on the last night at Crawfords Beach Lodge.