Knysna Forest Virtual Race 2021

A huge thank you to all who too part in the Knysna Forest Virtual Race. We are so happy to have had such great feedback from our runners. A huge shout out to those who were able to come to Knysna and feel part of the event in a virtual way.

VIRTUAL RACE TIME RESULTS

For those who uploaded their times to their entries please find your results below:

COVID 19 LEVEL 4 UPDATES

Regarding the new restrictions/regulations address last night 27 June 2021.

All Gauteng runners will need to select their new pick up points were they thinking of coming to Knysna to run the event.

Those who wish to still run in Knysna from other provinces are more than welcome to do so. The collection points in Knysna remain the same, we ask that you collect your items at the finish and leave straight after to avoid congestion of any kind. If you prefer to run in your own town, you can amend your collection points by 2 July.

Water tables will be available every 5km on the original routes.

We ask that everyone adhere to the the level 4 restrictions no gathering, and distance yourself.

COLLECTION OF MEDALS, BUFFS AND SHIRTS

In partnership with Top Events we are happy to announce that Sportsman’s Warehouse has offered for runners to collect their items at various stores across South Africa.

KINDLY NOTE COLLECTIONS AT THE VARIOUS SPORTSMANS WAREHOUSE STORES WILL ONLY TAKE PLACE IN AUGUST.

Collection of medals can be done at the following venues:

Knysna Collections

Knysna Deli – Collection is available from 10 July to 11 July

The Farm in Simola – Collection is available from 10 July to 11 July  

Nationwide Collections  

Sportsmans Warehouse Rondebosch – Collections from 06- 08 August

Sportsmans Warehouse Tygervalley – Collections from 06- 08 August

Sportsmans Warehouse Somerset West – Collections from 06- 08 August

Sportsmans Warehouse The Glen Shopping Centre (JHB) – Collections from 03 – 09 August

Sportsmans Warehouse Fourways (JHB) – Collections from 03 – 09 August

Sportsmans Warehouse Centurion (PTA) – Collections from 03 – 09 August

Sportsmans Warehouse Gateway (DBN) – Collections from 07- 08 August

Sportsmans Warehouse Beacon Bay Retail Park (East London) – Collections from 07- 08 August

Sportsmans Warehouse Bloem Value Mart (Bloemfontein) – Collections from 07- 08 August

Sportsmans Warehouse Moffet Retail Park (PE) – Collections 06 – 08 August 2021

IF A COLLECTION POINT IS NOT SELECTED YOU WILL HAVE TO ARRANGE YOUR OWN COURIER AT YOUR EXPENSE FOR COLLECTION.

You will need to select the store closest to you. This can be done on your existing entry by logging into your profile through https://knysnamarathonclubportal.co.za.

Login and click “My Orders” at the top right of the website and then click the relevant area for collection.

THESE MUST BE SELECTED BEFORE RACE DAY!!

PLEASE SEE THE AVAILABLE ROUTES FOR THE VIRTUAL KNYSNA FOREST BELOW:

42.2 km route –  https://onthegomap.com/s/7hhgbejn (Please email if the GPX file is required)

Knysna Deli Route – https://onthegomap.com/s/thpuhsuh Please email if the GPX file is required)

The Simola Farm route – https://onthegomap.com/s/3rah64dv

NO refunds available

Distances available: 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km,

Rules:

The distance selected can be run between 8-18th July 2021.

Each runner/group/family/friend can post a picture to our Facebook page.

Please adhere to social distancing regulations and stay safe.

Runners times must be uploaded to their profiles created.

Please go to https://knysnamarathonclubportal.co.za and click “My Orders” at the top right.

Click the “Submit Time” button next to your order to submit your time along with your name.

The entries for the Knysna Forest Marathon are CLOSED.

NO POSITIVE ID, NO RACE PACK.

T-shirts:- Not collected in person at Registration or at the store you specified will be sold on behalf of our Charities. Collection on behalf of a runner will be allowed. Please arrange that a copy of your ID is given to the collector.

No T-shirts will be posted or kept for entrants not collected, unless arranged in advance.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

All Covid-19 protocols must observed. The safety officer appointed, will have RULES and REGULATIONS set out and they must be strictly adhered to.

Distance markers:- Will be placed at every kilometre. Markers count down towards the finish line.

Minimum Age:- 21.1 km = 16 years, Minimum Age:- 42.2 km= 20 years.

Refreshment Tables:- Water tables will be available at approximately 5 km Intervals

Road:- Athletes must stay on the right hand side of the road at all times, unless instructed differently by the marshals and Traffic Officers.

Private vehicles:- No Private vehicles will be allowed to park on the race route or near the Start area in the Glebe. Runners MUST be dropped off at the start.

Course use:- On all dirt road sections as well as tarred sections not demarcated, the runners must keep to the right hand side of the road to allow passage of emergency vehicles and landowners.

Medical:- Medical support will be available at the Finish venue as well as at certain points on the routes. Medical staff may remove a runner from the course should they have reason to suspect that continuing might pose increased health risks to the runner.

Disclaimer:- The organizing body reserves the right to alter these rules and regulations to comply with updated National rules and regulations as published by ASA and Provinces from time to time.

NO REFUNDS – If the race cannot be run, and enough time is available to organize a virtual run, then it will be arranged.

MORE INFORMATION

Results:- Results will not be posted to competitors after the race. An SMS will be sent to competitors after the race with the finishing time. Full results will be available on http://www.knysnamarathonclub.com a few days after the race.

Knysna Marathon Club reserves the right to alter or add to these rules and conditions at any time.

Charities for 2021:-

KNYSNA ANIMAL WELFARE (KAWS)

KNYSNA BASIN PROJECT

KNYSNA ALCOHOL DRUG CENTRE (KADC)

CHARITIES OF 2020 (Famsa, Dorothy Broster Children’s Home, Options and Knysna Educational Trust) will divide the fourth share.

Knysna Marathon Club takes great care each year in selecting our event Charities as we operate in a small community and do know of the great needs that exist. Your compassion in including that something extra each year with your entry fee is sincerely welcomed by our selected Charities. The donations you make as well as the proceeds from the sale of the Charity tickets get split between these Charities for 2021.

Clothing collection:- This drive is destined to become the biggest of its kind in the country and your gifts of clothing collected at Registration as well as along the Race Routes make sure our underprivileged communities stay warm during the coldest part of winter. Please do not hand clothing directly to the local community. It only draws massive amounts of non-runners to the area resulting in Security risks and the clothes do not end up where it is needed most. We do have a properly organized distribution program managed by Knysna Marathon Club that collect and properly distribute the clothing where the need is highest.

Indemnity:- By entering this event I undertake to be bound by the rules and regulations of the event including those of IAAF and ASA. I warrant that I am in good health and aware of the risks and dangers and physical nature of this sporting event, and do not claim ignorance of these risks and dangers. I hereby accept that I participate in the event entirely at my own risk and I release and discharge, to the fullest extent allowed in law, the organizers of the event, all sponsors, persons and organizations assisting in the staging of the event, provincial and national athletics bodies and all local authorities from any responsibility, liability or costs relating to any injury, loss or damage of whatever nature, however caused, arising directly or indirectly from my participation in the event including pre- and post-race activities. I further agree and warrant that if at any time I believe conditions to be unsafe, I will immediately discontinue further participation in the activity;

Minor Release:- and I the minor’s parent and/or legal guardian, understand the nature of athletic activities and the minor’s experience and capabilities and believe the minor to be qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such activity and I enter into this Indemnity/waiver on behalf of the minor.

I have read and understand the Race info and rules as posted on the event website and will abide by them.

The Knysna Forest Race Team

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Should you experience any difficulty with your entry, please contact the Forest Secretary by email – forestmarathonknysna@gmail.com

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


Forest Secretary:  forestmarathonknysna@gmail.com

Cell:  076 195 4832

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1. Lloyd Bosman 2013  1:03:111. Errol Green                 02:20:04
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2019 Results

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