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Outeniqua Marathon, Half & 10 km

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Date: 29 April 2017
Time: 07h00
Organisers: Grasshoppers Outeniqua Harriers
Distance: 42.2; 21.1; 5;
Province: South Western Districts
Start: 42 km - George Sports Club
21 km - Garden Route Dam
5 km - Wilderness
Finish: Ebb & Flow National Park
Wilderness
Race Changes 29 Mar 2017
  Primary Contact Telephone changed changed from 044-8733356 to .
Primary Contact Name changed changed from Alf Zemke to Deon de Jager.
Primary Contact Email changed changed from alf@ecmba.org.za to ddejager@eceng.co.za.
Primary Contact Mobile changed changed from 083-6505098 to 083-4534781.
Primary Contact Telephone changed to 044-8733356.
Race Date changed changed from 01/01/2017 to 29/04/2017.
Race Name changed changed from Outeniqua Marathon, Half Marathon & 10 km to Outeniqua Marathon, Half & 10 km.
 
Enquiries:
Contact 1: Deon de Jager
(C) 083-4534781
(Email) ddejager@eceng.co.za
(Website) www.outeniquaharriers.co.za

Contact 2: Johann du Preez
(C) 084-5010168
(Email)duppie@george.org.co.za
 
Entry Details:
Pre-entry Closing Date: 21 April 2017
Pre-entries: www.outeniquaharriers.co.za. Late entries taken at the start from 06h00.
 
Route Description:
Difficulty Rating: 4. Route Type: Point-to-point
The Outeniqua Marathon, starting at George Sports Club, and the half marathon, starting at the Garden Route Dam, must be considered hidden gems on the South African race calendar. Nothing can beat the vista of the soaring Outeniqua peaks mirrored in the tranquil water of the Garden Route Dam.

The race is run mainly along one of Thomas Bain’s passes, dating back to 1867. It tumbles down from Saasveld just outside George and winds its way through magnificent indigenous forests. You run past the deep gorges of the Kaaimans and Silver rivers along old tar and dust roads. There are stretches when it is just you, the forest and mountains around you, and the sound of running water in your ears.

On this route you will find a rare gift in the closing kilometres. There is a secret beauty when the Indian Ocean, Garden Route lakes and the winding serpentine river combine with a heady mixture of ocean mist to give you a running high that will stay with you long after you finish this race. A few 100 metres from the end you cross the bridge used by the famous Outeniqua Choo-Choo. Finally this little odyssey comes to an end on the grassy banks of the Touws River in the heart of Wilderness.
Prizes and Give-Aways:
Cash prizes go to category winners. Medals go to all finishers.
 
Course Records:
Name Time Year
Men G. Voight 02:28:01 2002
Women J. Claassen 03:05:00 2001
 
Editor's Notes:
Walkers are welcome to enter the half marathon which starts at 08h00 from the Garden Route Dam and has a 03:00 time limit. The marathon starts at 07h00 and has a 05:00 time limit. This event will be run for the 28th time in 2017.
Finishers: 500
 
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