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The Spar Knysna Forest Marathon – 38th 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, where runners arriving early are also treated to hot drinks and snacks next to warming fires.

More Information

  • Refreshments, food, and other activities will be available on Friday 07 July, as well as on race day
  • Ablution will be available at the Taxi pickup point, the starting point in the forest and at the finish venue.
  • 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 www.knysnaforestmarathon.co.za a few days after the race.
  • Jetline Action Photo is the official race photographer, and the images can be ordered from them after the event.
  • For up-to-date information and online entries go to www.knysnaforestmarathon.co.za



8th July 2023
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
R220 – R740
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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