A 62km slackpack hiking holiday over 4 days/3 nights between Oyster Bay, St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis.

Chokka Trail Run

The annual and very popular Chokka Trail Run will take place this year on Saturday 10 August 2024.  The routes for the different distances all cover the greater St Francis Area, with the start and finish at the host venue, the Cape St Francis Resort.

This means you can use the Friday, a public holiday (Women’s Day) to kick off your weekend, race on Saturday and finish it off with a lazy day next to the pool at the Resort on Sunday with live music and a special lunch menu before you head off back home.

The Chokka Trail Run offers the following distances:  62km, 42km, 23km and 10km.

The 62km will start first, and proceed through Port St Francis and the St Francis Field before heading into Thula Moya and the Eskom Reserve.  Once past the Dune Ridge Country House, you will enter the peaceful reserve heading for Oyster Bay.  Just before the town you will go into the 15km Sand River dunefield, following your instinct for the first 7km before you will meet the 42km runners and follow the flags marking the exit of the dunefield.  At the waterpoint you will now turn right, run past Dune Ridge and into the coastal forest.  One more dunefield before you hit the road down to Mostertshoek from where the last 7km is the beautiful Kouga Coastline and the last marker the Seal Point Lighthouse before you will be back at the Resort and the finish line.

The 42km runners will start shortly after the ultras, following the same route however they will turn into the Sand River halfway into the Reserve, heading back to the Resort the same way.

The 23km runners will go down the Mostertshoek Road once through St Francis Field, heading back to the Resort, while the 10km runners will run their route through the Irma Booysen Flora Reserve, and Seal Point Estate’s Coastal Property before heading back past the Seal Point Lighthouse.

Prize giving for the 10km and 23km is at 10h30 and for the marathon and ultra marathon 12h30.  All participants will receive finisher medals.

Online entries are open on EntryNinja, and late registration and number collection will be on Friday 9 August between 15h00 and 17h00 at the Cape St Francis Resort.  It will be possible to enter on race day however a late entry fee might be charged.

Race details:

62km:  Race briefing is at 06h45 and the race starts at 07h00.

42km:  Late registration from 06h45 – 07h00, race briefing at 07h00 and the race starts at 07h15.

23km:  Late registration from 06h45 – 07h15, race briefing at 7h15 and the race starts at 07h30.

10km:  Late registration from 07h15 – 07h45, race briefing at 07h45 and the race starts at 08h00.

Entry fees:

62km:  R1 400, R1 500 after 30 June.

42km:  R1 100, R1 200 after 30 June.

Entries received and paid in full before 30 June will receive a moisture management race shirt.  The entry fee also includes a race tracker which is compulsory.

23km:  R280, R330 after 30 June.

10km:  R180, R230 after 30 June.

Additional race shirts (moisture management) can be ordered until 30 June 2024 at R400 per shirt.  Please note a late registration fee of R100 per entry might be charged at the venue.

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The Cape St Francis Resort offers a crazy weekend special:  book 2 nights and you get a third one free, while children under 12 stay for half price.  Contact Anita Lennox on [email protected] to book.


The beneficiary of the Chokka Trail Run is the Beach Clean-up Project.  The race is organized by St Francis Sport and hosted by the Cape St Francis Resort.

Esti Stewart 073 825 0835

Eric Stewart 082 394 7363

Or email [email protected]

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