Momentum Knysna Forest Marathon-

2015 Start

2017-rules-and-regulations ( Please read carefuly)

Start vibe

Important notice:

The town of Knysna and surrounding areas have been severely hit by the runaway fires that burnt many house to the ground and left many displaced.  Our praise go the the many fire fighters and support services from Knysna and those that came from afar to assist in getting the blazes under control and assisting with getting people evacuated and out of harms way.  

The upcoming Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival and in particular the Momentum Knysna Forest Marathon will aim its focus towards  those that lost all worldly possessions and we urge our runners to contribute to the 2000 Blankets from Momentum by way of bringing extra blankets as well as any form of Clothing.  We will collect at registration as well as at the race start in the Glebe to get it to where it is needed most.

The Race Team   –     Knysna Marathon Club

Race number confirmation:

All entrants should watch their mail  as the race number confirmation email will go out this week.  If you have not received yours by end Friday 23 June, you can contact race office via email on to have it send via sms to you.

Full Marathon and Half Marathon have sold out.

 Substitutions have closed

Entries for the Houtkapper trail run are still available.  Click here to go to the Houtkapper page.

Last minute Accommodation needs? Madison Manor will look after our runners!  They currently have space available.   Click the photo to be transported to their website.


2017 Event T-shirt

2017 T

 The Event shirt is available at R175 along with your entry.  If you have not ordered a shirt with your entry,  you might still be able to get one as we will sell T-shirts that have not been collected for Charity after the run in the Tog-bag tent.

On the route

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

>>>JetlineAction Photo<<<<  Click here to re-live your memories

Click here for info on the Houtkapper trail Run

Big5 Competition

This includes all the major sporting  events at the  Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster  Festival.  Entries for the Big5 are currently open.  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 Big5 please follow the link down below.

Click here to go to the Big5 Competition

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 –


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

Scroll down for more info

Forest Secretary:




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.

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

Knysna Hollow – 044 382 5401

Remax Coastal Holiday Letting  – 044 382 5722

Madison Manor Boutique Hotel: +27 44 382 0631


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   Tel: 044 382 6960  for more options.

Charities for 2017

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 Basin Project

  • Knysna Animal Welfare

  • Options Pregnancy Center

  • Knysna Education Trust

  • Dorothy Broster Children’s home

  • Famsa


Well, you did it!  2016 saw a new 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!

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.
  • Timber shields for the first 300 Full Marathon Finishers 
  • 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)

ROUTE MAPS (Click here)

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





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

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 14 /07/2017



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

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