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Knysna Forest Marathon – 39th Edition

The race offers several unique highlights found in no other race anywhere in the world. Much of the run takes place deep in the forest with a breath-taking view over the Knysna lagoon into The Heads, for inspiration towards the finish.

One race tip is to start slow.

Although no one taking part has ever seen the elusive Knysna elephants, little piles of dung sometimes seen on the route are a reminder that they do inhabit the forest, somewhere.

Keeping this pristine environment in mind and the potential impact of the race on it, all runners share rides into the forest provided by local taxis to the race start in a clearing in the forest.

Runners arriving early are also treated to hot drinks and snacks next to warming fires.

  • Race Date is 22 JUNE 2024.
  • Compulsory Registration on 21 JUNE 2024 between 10:00 and 22:00
  • Online entries only.
  • No entries will be sold at registration or on race day.
  • Half Marathon Entries Cost R250.00
  • Full Marathon Entries Cost R270.00

For more information and to enter, click here


June 22
Event Category:
21km, 42km


Knysna Marathon Club
076 195 4832
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Knysna High School Sports Fields
Knysna High School Sports Fields, Waterfront Drive
Knysna, Western Cape South Africa
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