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 2020?

Thurs 27 - Sat 29 February​

 

Shuttle leaves East London Weds 26 Feb 11h00

  • How far are the daily distances?

    • Day One: approx 40 km
      (The Haven - Mazeppa Bay Hotel)

    • Day Two: approx 35 km
      (Mazeppa Bay Hotel - 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, Mazeppa Bay Hotel, Seagulls and Crawfords Beach Lodge.

How do I enter?

  • How much does it cost?

The cost is R 6750​.

The special rate of R 6250 is available to 2019 participants only.

  • What is included in the entry fee?

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

    • Awesome box filled with goodies.

    • Race T-shirt

    • Finishers jacket

    • Medical assistance (to a point)

    • Transport from East London to starting point

    • Bucket list - tick

    • Adventure of a lifetime

  • When do entries open?

Early herd entries for previous participants opens on 1 May 2019.

Public entries open ​on 3 June 2019

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 750 deposit. The balance of your payment is due by 30 Nov 2019. Your entry is confirmed by full payment only. Payment plan available.

FAQs

  • 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. 

  • What must I carry?

Participants only need to carry their hydration and food for each day

Bags will be transported and waiting at each overnight stop.

  • 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. We advise participants to use their common sense throughout the event, and cross rivers with a buddy.

  • 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! There is an option on the entry form for non runners to join the event. Alternatively you can opt for partners/family to join you on the last night at Crawfords Beach Lodge.

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