For your diary – Next Race – 15 July 2017
If you were entered for the 2016 Event you will have a guaranteed entry slot if you enter between 15 February and 27 February 2017. Even though entries are yet to open you can take advantage of early accommodation bookings and get your accommodation sorted now.
Momentum Clients who were not entered for 2016 will have an early entry window between 28 February and 3 March 2017
General Entries open on 4 March 2017 at 8:00 am
We hope that you enjoyed the warmer temperature in the Glebe on race morning and had a great race even though the muddy conditions in the Forest resulted in slightly slower times.
Our medical crews had an exceptionally busy day with many incidents to deal with and the last thing I wanted to hear on race day was the constant sound of ambulance sirens. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rick, Sylvia and David who are still receiving treatment in Hospital. We hope for a speedy recovery.
A great big Thank You to you and Momentum for your support for our clothing collection. Those 6 large tip trucks at the start were chock & block and we almost had to do two trips. The blankets and clothing was delivered into the surrounding communities right after the event and many families will share in the warmth you provided. Our friends at YFC that helped with the distribution told us of the many extra parcels of even children’s clothes that was distributed.
We will soon have our Charity hand over and look forward to share that exiting news with you.
Big Five Competition
This includes all the major sporting events at the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival. Entries for the Big five will open around the middle of March. Normal entries can not be upgraded to Big Five Entries as Big Five entrants are handled as a special group. If you want to take part in the Big Five please wait for those entries to open.
Compulsory Registration Friday 14 July 2017- 10:00 am till 10:00 pm
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
15 July – 5 km Fun Run: No pre-entries are available for the 5 km Fun Run. You can enter on the morning or at Friday Registration.
Start Time: 7:30 from the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival Grounds in the center of town
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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.
The donation of 2000 blankets by Momentum was wonderful but 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?
For luxury Runner friendly Accommodation
A variety of accommodation is available in Knysna to suit all tastes and pockets from ultra luxury to camping for the more adventurous. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 044 382 6960 for more options.
Charities for 2016
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
– Loeriehof Old Age Home
Well, you did it! 2015 saw a new record total payout to our deserving Non Profit organisations as well as the yearly selected Charities.
Breaking 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 2017
- Full Marathon will get the needed attention and focus.
- Due to popular demand we will remain at the central town Festival venue – (See the google map down below)
- Only online entries available
- 7:00 start for the Full Marathon
- 7.30 Start for the Fun Run ( Central Town Festival grounds)
- 8:00 start for the Half Marathon
- With the kind permission of PG Bison who owns the land at the start of the event we will have the heating fires to warm body and hart. (Conditions permitting)
Race Finish and Registration Venue
Registration open Friday 14 July 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 15 July
Marker indicates the start of the Taxi Queue: ( Zoom in or out for clarity)
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 14 /07/2017
Race inquiries: ( Best to contact us via Email )
Marianne Brown 076 195 4832 ( During office hours )
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Knysna Marathon Club
P O BOX 1306