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Knysna Forest Marathon

Quick facts

Location Knysna, South Africa

Distance Marathon

Date June

About Knysna Forest Marathon

the race offers several unique highlights found in no other race anywhere in the world. Much of the run takes place deep in the forest with a breath-taking view over the Knysna lagoon into The Heads, for inspiration towards the finish. One race tip is to start slow.

Although no one taking part has ever seen the elusive Knysna elephants, little piles of dung sometimes seen on the route are a reminder that they do inhabit the forest, somewhere. Keeping this pristine environment in mind and the potential impact of the race on it, all runners share rides into the forest provided by local taxis to the race start in a clearing in the forest, where runners arriving early are also treated to hot drinks and snacks next to warming fires.

Due to the early start of the race when temperatures in the forest are low, participants are encouraged to arrive dressed warmly, and any clothing discarded at the start or along the route will be donated to designated charities. This year race sponsor Momentum will also donate 2,000 extra blankets to keep runners cosy at the start, and to be donated to local communities after the race.

Distances

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Marathon

  • 42.195km

5km Fun Run

  • 5km

Reviews (2)

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Alison Smith

Alison Smith

Reviewed 03 June, 2019

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Mthobisi Cameron Sihluku

Mthobisi Cameron Sihluku

Reviewed 21 February, 2019

The race is awesome, very well organized with friendly volunteers. The locals are very warm. The events around the marathon are awesome. Knysna is a very cool place with a lots to see. The sponsors ar...

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Start:

Knysna,za

Finish:

The Glebe - Knysna

Knysna,za

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