Knysna Forest Marathon

The 2019 Forest Marathon has come and gone. This year we were blessed with perfect running weather. The start lived up to expectations – as tradition demanded, it was really cold at the start. However, the cold was not as severe as it has been on some occasions and was offset by the many fires to warm up by. The runners were cheerful and the taxis delivered everyone in good time for the start of each race. We had a very good turn out and there was an excellent vibe with the coffee and snacks ready for the runners before they were set off.

The finish was rocking to the music from the Coca Cola stage. This year we started bringing various stalls back to the field and this helped to bring a nice vibe to the race.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone back next year, with a couple of new faces. The planning for the next run has already started. We can just improve and make 2020 another great running experience.

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2019 Results

Entries are sold on a use it or lose it basis.  No substitutions will be available due to a growing trend of entries being purchased by non- runners to  resell at a profit when entries are sold out.

Opening of Loyalty Entrants – 

Mid February 2020 ( available to all 2019 entrants) 

Opening of General Entries   – 

early March 2020 untill sold out

2019 Event T-shirt


ROUTE MAPS (Click here)

2019 Race info and Rules

2018 Race Photos

2018 Race results

Prize Money 2019 

2017 Race Results ( Click here)

 Race photos – 2017

>>> 2016 Race Results Click here<<<<<

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First time entrants will need to create a login profile on our portal page.  To do this click ” Join” in the top right corner on the Entry portal.


Should you experience any difficulty with your entry, please contact the Forest Secretary by email –


Our Partner event, the Knysna Cycle Tour will take place on the first weekend of the Knysna Oyster Festival. Click on the image to be redirected for more info.


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Forest Secretary:


 076 195 4832


Photos are available by following this link 

Blanket and Clothing Collection

Well,  we stopped measuring the yearly collection of clothing and blankets for the needy in terms of bakkie loads and now need to refer to the amount of Truck loads.    We as the race team are humbled by the way you open your hearts to the Knysna Community.  We wish we could share every thankful smile with all of you as the clothing and blankets are being handed out.   It always leaves us with a lump in the throat.

Big was the joy when we collected a total of over 3000 blankets for distribution.  Most of these have already found a home and is warming more than a heart at the moment.   How do you measure a gift of warmth?

Charities for 2019

By entering this event you are  supporting  a large number of Charity Organisations in Knysna and a large portion of the event Budget are channeled to support a large number of local Non Profit organisations.  The Cash donations that you ad to your entry fee as well as the proceeds from the Charity sale however go to selected local Charities.  This year the proceeds from this will be split between these local Organisations:

 Knysna Epilepsy

Vermont Old Age home

Loerihof Old Age home

Sinethemba Youth Centre


Well, you did it!  2018 saw us Equal our  record  of over R 1 Million  payout to our deserving Non Profit organisations as well as the yearly selected Charities.   Only with your help can this figure be achieved again.  Dare we hope to do even better?   With your help we can!

News:      With your race number you will be issued with a timing chip  linked to your profile.   You will receive your  Knysna Forest Marathon  Timing chip free of charge!!   

Important Facts regarding 2019

ROUTE MAPS (Click here)

Registration Venue

Registration open Friday 28 June from 10:00 till 22:00.

Red Marker indicates the Registration Area:  ( Zoom in or out for clarity)

Taxi Pick 4:30  on Race morning

Marker indicates  the start of the Taxi Queue:  ( Zoom in or out for clarity)

All time records





1. Lloyd Bosman 2013  1:03:111. Errol Green                 02:20:04
2. Luketz Swartbooi    01:04:07  



1. Elana Meyer           01:14:191. Frith Van Der Merwe    02:39:10

2015 Results Please click this link

 2014 results please click this link

2013-Forest 21km Results

2013 – Forest 42 km Results

  2011 – Forest 21 km  Results  

  2011 – Forest 42.2 km Results


See you at Runner registration in 2020!



Race inquiries:  ( Best to contact us via Email )
076 195 4832  ( During office hours )

Email :


Knysna Marathon Club

P O BOX 1306



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