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KNYSNA FOREST HALF MARATHON - POSTPONED
DATE 04 July 2020
TIME 08h00
ORGANISERS Knysna Marathon Club
DISTANCE 21.1km, , 5km
PROVINCE Western Cape
START VENUE Knysna Industria,Vigilance Drive,Knysna Industrial Area
RACE WEBSITE CLICK HERE
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Wayne Kidd
NUMBER 081-4936373
EMAIL waynepkidd@gmail.com
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SECONDARY CONTACT
NAME Baily Neill
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EMAIL kmc@telkomsa.net
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KNYSNA FOREST HALF MARATHON - POSTPONED

ENTRY DETAILS



Pre-entries: www.knysnamarathonclub.co.za. This event is strictly pre-entry. Pre-entries usually open on 1 March. The field is limited to 7,200 entrants and given the phenomenal popularity of this race it is essential to enter early to avoid disappointment. Entries close on 15 May 2020 or when the entry limit is reached, which usually takes just a few days. Registration takes place at the finish venue the Friday before the race between 10h00 and 22h00. No name changes, substitutions or grade swops can be done at registration. See the website for substitution details.

Everyone has to use the taxis into the forest. People will not be able to drive to the start venue in the forest.




KNYSNA FOREST HALF MARATHON - POSTPONED

DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -34.046816865380144, 23.070956468582153 

Race Finish Coordinates: 0.0,0.0 

KNYSNA FOREST HALF MARATHON - POSTPONED

THE RUN



Deep in the Knysna Forest it is freezing in the early morning hours at this time of year but you will soon warm up as you start this gem of a half marathon. The opening few kilometres are uphill and tough but the route soon settles down to a gently undulating scenic run along tree-lined gravel roads. Near the halfway mark the trees suddenly clear revealing a sweeping panoramic view of the emerald green Simola Country Estate where the serpentine Knysna River winds its way through the fairways.

This is the part of the race where concentration is essential: between the 11- and 15-kilometre markers the route plummets from the Simola hills down to sea level with a bone-crunching descent that will leave even the most seasoned quads feeling a bit wobbly. Slowing down a bit here could mean the difference between a strong finish and a tough slog to the end. The final stretch alongside the N2 is right on the bank of the stunning Knysna Lagoon. It is a totally flat last six kilometres but this part is deceptively hard because your legs get no respite from the inevitably faster pace. However, the excitement of the crowds and the atmosphere that is uniquely Knysna will get you to the finish line.


FACILITES

There is a festival with stalls selling food, drinks and other goods at the finish venue.

Type Point-to-point
Sub Event Road Running
Difficulty Rating 3
KNYSNA FOREST HALF MARATHON - POSTPONED

MEDIA RELEASE
Race Name Release Date Media Release
KNYSNA FOREST HALF MARATHON - POSTPONED

ORGANISER
NAME Knysna Marathon Club
PROVINCE South Western Districts
EMAIL kmcrunning@gmail.com
WEBSITE www.knysnamarathonclub.com
ADDRESS Entrance to Loerie Park Sport Stadium George Rex Drive Knysna

CONTACT PERSON
NAME Lehanie Scholtz
PROVINCE
EMAIL kmcrunning@gmail.com
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RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
KNYSNA FOREST HALF MARATHON - POSTPONED

EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

The Knysna Forest Half Marathon has been consistently ranked in a number of our surveys as a well organised and well presented event. Although the race starts at 08h00 it is important to get to the Knysna Oyster Festival Grounds, Waterfront Drive, early to be taxied up to the start, no private vehicles will be allowed up to the start. The taxi shuttles start leaving from 04h30. This aspect of the race has its own special appeal and the taxi trip is almost as memorable as the race itself. A good suggestion is to wear old clothing that you will not mind discarding once you start or have warmed up, but there is a tog-bag truck on hand to take your bag back down to the finish so no need to freeze while waiting for the start.



Time Limit: 03:00

Finishers: 3800

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