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Three days of running a wild coastal paradise

A three-day boutique running holiday along South Africa’s Wild Coast, a slice of unfenced coastal paradise that traverses the rural homeland of the isiXhosa people.  This is a trail running kaleidoscope that is at it’s heart wild in every sense of the word, from footprint-free golden beaches along a warm ocean, to rolling grass headlands and delicate coastal forests teeming with life.  Envelope your senses in one of the World’s most spectacular coastlines whist enjoying the evening comfort of elegant hotels & lodges along your Wild Coast journey.

Solo or team? Solo 
Where Kei Mouth to Hole-in-the-Wall - The Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa
When 09-13 September 2018 (Registration 09, running 10-12, depart 13 September)
Route Kei Mouth to Hole-in-the-Wall - unmarked
Total distance 112km
Daily distances 44.2km, 35.2km, 34km
Terrain Mixed beach, grassy headlands, rock and coastal forest. Non-technical running.
River crossings The nature of the Wild Coast means there are several river crossings at the Wildcoast Wildrun®. You have to be able to swim to complete this run.
Number of entries available Restricted to 80 runners
Entries open Yes - Enter Now
Entry fee ZAR 12,400 *2017 event price. 2018 event price will be updated in due course

This amount is payable once-off or on a pre-determined payment plan. 
If you choose the payment plans the first installment can be paid via credit card or electronic fund transfer but the second and third installments can only be paid via electronic fund transfer.

Due date 24 hours after entering 28 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 30 Apr 2017 30 Apr 2017
ZAR amount ZAR 2,500 * ZAR 3,300 ZAR 3,300 ZAR 3,300 ZAR 12,400
USD amount USD 183 USD 242 USD 242 USD 242 USD 907
EUR amount EUR 172 EUR 227 EUR 227 EUR 227 EUR 853 

* Your entry fee includes a 15% non-refundable deposit of the full entry fee.

- ZAR amount is fixed. USD and EUR amounts are only indicative figures as they are subject to the exchange rate on day of payment. 

Goody bag You will receive a kit bag when you register. This is the only bag that will be transported during the event, so pack wisely. 
Accommodation All runners and crew are accommodated in shared rooms, with no exceptions. Accommodation is extremely limited.
Supporters are welcome if accommodation is available, and will be accommodated on a shared room basis.
First come, first served - accommodation is extremely limited.
All supporters to have their own, appropriate transport.
Transfers Getting to start of the event and returning home is not included in the entry fee. We offer transfers as an optional extra to make travel simpler. Click here for details.
Medical clearance You will need to provide us with a medical clearance, signed by a medical doctor (and not on your own behalf). We will provide you with the documentation to be completed by your doctor once you have entered. This is compulsory. No medical, no run.
Challenges River crossings, tides, remoteness. 
Necessary kit You will need the normal multi day running kit including a dry bag / zip lock bags. You will be crossing rivers and will need to keep your kit dry. 
Overall male record: 10:06:50 - Cas van Ardenne (2010)
Overall Female record: 11:31:30 - Chantel Nienaber (2011)
Cut-off times Yes - see Rules & Regulations
Prize Money
R25,000/ea will be awarded to the first male and the first female to break the respective overall male and female records for the Wildcoast Wildrun. See current records above.
1) Applies to fully paid entries.
2) If there is a draw, the prize money will be shared between the record breakers
3) If more than one person breaks the current record, the fastest time will be awarded the prize money in full, and set the new record.
4) There is no prize money for the daily records, this applies only to the overall record for the men and overall record for the ladies, as stated above.




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