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OUTENIQUA MARATHON, HALF & 10 KM
DATE 04 May 2019
TIME 07h00
ORGANISERS Grasshoppers Outeniqua Harriers
DISTANCE 42.2km, , 21.1km ,10km
PROVINCE Western Cape
START VENUE 42 km - George Sports Club,21 km - Garden Route Dam,5 km - Wilderness Common
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Race Organiser
NUMBER 072-6441142
EMAIL
FAX
HOME NUMBER
WORK NUMBER
SECONDARY CONTACT
NAME Race Organiser
NUMBER 082-8046364
EMAIL
FAX
HOME NUMBER
WORK NUMBER
OUTENIQUA MARATHON, HALF & 10 KM

ENTRY DETAILS


Pre-entries: www.outeniquaharriers.co.za. Late entries taken at the start from 06h00.




OUTENIQUA MARATHON, HALF & 10 KM

DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -33.95418230868819, 22.448941469192505 

Race Finish Coordinates: -33.99301759898896, 22.577537124818832 

OUTENIQUA MARATHON, HALF & 10 KM

THE RUN


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.



FACILITES

Buses are available from Wilderness to the starting points of both the marathon and half marathon, departing at 05h45. Bus transport back to George is available after prize-giving.

OUTENIQUA MARATHON, HALF & 10 KM

MEDIA RELEASE
Race Name Release Date Media Release
OUTENIQUA MARATHON, HALF & 10 KM

ORGANISER
NAME Grasshoppers Outeniqua Harriers
PROVINCE South Western Districts
EMAIL alf@ecmba.org.za
WEBSITE www.outeniquaharriers.co.za
ADDRESS P O Box 1199 George

CONTACT PERSON
NAME Johann du Preez (Vice)
PROVINCE
EMAIL
NUMBER 044-7521024
ADDRESS

RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
Western Cape Spur to Spur 10 km Nite Race 07 November 2018 Timber Wolf Spur Garden Route Mall George Deon de Jager 083-4534781
Western Cape Palm Tyres Half Marathon & 10 km 08 December 2018 Palm Tyres Courtenay Street George Deon de Jager 083-4534781
Western Cape Steeple to Steeple 10 km 12 December 2018 Dutch Reformed Church Courtenay Street George Deon de Jager 083-4533781
Western Cape Outeniqua 15 & 8 km Trail Run 01 January 2019 Blanco Primary School George Duppie du Preez 084-5010168
Western Cape Uniondale Poort Half Marathon & 10 km 02 March 2019 Uniondale Show Grounds Van Riebeeck Street Uniondale Kosie Zondagh 082-4877157
Western Cape Spur to Spur 10 km Nite Race 06 November 2019 Timber Wolf Spur Garden Route Mall George Deon de Jager 083-4534781
Western Cape Palm Tyres Half Marathon & 10 km 07 December 2019 Palm Tyres Ironside Street George Deon de Jager 083-4534781
Western Cape Steeple to Steeple 10 km 11 December 2019 Dutch Reformed Church Courtenay Street George Deon de Jager 083-4533781
OUTENIQUA MARATHON, HALF & 10 KM

EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS 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 30th time in 2019.



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Finishers: 500

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