The Hout Bay Trail Challenge is known as one of the toughest trail runs in the Western Cape. It is also an amazing adventure of navigating your way around the mountains the surround the "small" village of Hout Bay, which has breath taking views of the Cape Peninsula.

The race is sought after with entries being snapped up in seconds.

The course is +-40km long with over 2500m of climbing. It is divided into 3 legs and you are able to enter as an individual or as a team of 3 with each runner doing one of the legs. The route is marked and you are given a full route description and route map at race briefing. With most of the course being on single path the race is limited to 250 runners on the mountain at one time.

The current mens record is held by Kane Reiley (03:59:34 - 2017) and is the first and only runner to go under 4 hours. The current ladies record holder is Stevie Kremer (04:34:55 - 2013) all the way the USA.

2016 we held South African Ultra Trail Championships over a gruelling 70km course with over 4000m of climbing.

We won't be holding the Ultra distance this year and do hope to hold it again in the future when we will be able to host the South African Ultra Trail Championships again.