Knysna Forest Virtual Race 2020
Collection of medal and buff will be delivered to your nearest running club from the club selection available when entering.
The cancellation of the entire physical Oyster Festival this year indicated that the organizers all agreed to focus on the safety and well being of all, whether local or visitor. It is with great sadness that we have made the decision to also cancel the 2020 Knysna Forest Marathon.
It was a difficult decision to make, considering it is only be the second time the race has been cancelled in our 37 years of the event. It is a great loss to the whole of Knysna as a community, as many organisations benefit from our event.
The dilemma that we face is that even if the restrictions are eased, the holding of mass participation events will be problematic in that they could be the stimulus to increased infections. As the Forest Marathon attracts around 7000 runners, this in itself cannot work with social distancing.
We will be back next year and guarantee to make your running of the Knysna Forest Marathon an event to remember.
We hope to see you next year and value your support.
The Knysna Forest Race Team
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Partner event, the Virtual 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: email@example.com
076 195 4832
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?
Our designated race charities for 2020 are:
- OPTIONS PREGNANCY CENTRE
- DOROTHY BROSTER CHILDREN HOME
- KNYSNA EDUCATION CENTRE
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
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!
All time records
|HALF MARATHON – All Time||FULL MARATHON – All Time|
|1. Lloyd Bosman 2013 1:03:11||1. Errol Green 02:20:04|
|2. Luketz Swartbooi 01:04:07|
|1. Elana Meyer 01:14:19||1. Frith Van Der Merwe 02:39:10|
See you at Runner registration in 2021!
Race inquiries: ( Best to contact us via Email )
076 195 4832 ( During office hours )
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Knysna Marathon Club
P O BOX 1306