The Merrell Transkei Tuff takes place each year along the Wild Coast of South Africa, in a region called the Transkei. A unique ecosystem of South Afria that lives up to its WILD reputation. Drenched in folk-lore and dotted with 100s of shipwrecks, there is just no end to the tales that come from this region. All this is exactly why the Merrell Transkei Tuff calls this area “home”. Where one can seek adventures around every rocky outcrop, inhabited bay and endless rolling green hills that plunge into the deep turbulent seas.. this is where team find out if they are Transkei Tuff.
The Merrell Transkei Tuff first took place in 2016 in Centane area, hosted by Wavecrest Beach Hotel & Spa, where it took place for 4 years. In 2020, the race has now moved to Coffee Bay and will be hosted at Ocean View Hotel and will be the first year on the inaugural Adventure Racing World Series Regional Series calendar!
The Merrell Transkei is a 150km Adventure Race. Teams are expected to complete the course within 28 hours with the winning team finishing between 16-18 hours. The race is unmarked and teams are expected to be able to race from Checkpoint to Checkpoint with a map and compass (self navigation).
2020 Merrell Transkei Tuff Race 2 of the ARWS Africa Series where teams can earn points and potentially win an entry into the Adventure Racing World Champs.
More information on ARWS Africa Circuit
2016: Team Castle Lite
2017: Team Painted Wolf
2018: Team Merrell Adventure Addicts
2019: Team Merrell Adventure Addicts