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MOMENTUM KNYSNA FOREST HALF MARATHON
DATE 07 July 2018
TIME 08h00
ORGANISERS Knysna Marathon Club
DISTANCE 21.1km, 5km
PROVINCE Western Cape
START VENUE The Gleve - Knysna Forest,,
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Marianne Brown
NUMBER 076-1954832
EMAIL kmc@telkomsa.net
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ENTRY DETAILS



Pre-entries: www.knysnamarathonclub.co.za. This event is strictly pre-entry. Pre-entries usually open on 1 March. The field is limited to 7,200 entrants and given the phenomenal popularity of this race it is essential to enter early to avoid disappointment. Entries close on 15 May 2018 or when the entry limit is reached, which usually takes just a few days. Registration takes place at the finish venue the Friday before the race between 10h00 and 22h00. No name changes, substitutions or grade swops can be done at registration. See the website for substitution details.




MOMENTUM KNYSNA FOREST HALF MARATHON

DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -34.03883575895957, 23.042136132717133 

Race Finish Coordinates: None

MOMENTUM KNYSNA FOREST HALF MARATHON

THE RUN


Deep in the Knysna Forest it is freezing in the early morning hours at this time of year but you will soon warm up as you start this gem of a half marathon. The opening few kilometres are uphill and tough but the route soon settles down to a gently undulating scenic run along tree-lined gravel roads. Near the halfway mark the trees suddenly clear revealing a sweeping panoramic view of the emerald green Simola Country Estate where the serpentine Knysna River winds its way through the fairways.

This is the part of the race where concentration is essential: between the 11- and 15-kilometre markers the route plummets from the Simola hills down to sea level with a bone-crunching descent that will leave even the most seasoned quads feeling a bit wobbly. Slowing down a bit here could mean the difference between a strong finish and a tough slog to the end. The final stretch alongside the N2 is right on the bank of the stunning Knysna Lagoon. It is a totally flat last six kilometres but this part is deceptively hard because your legs get no respite from the inevitably faster pace. However, the excitement of the crowds and the atmosphere that is uniquely Knysna will get you to the finish line.


FACILITES

There is a festival with stalls selling food, drinks and other goods at the finish venue.

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ORGANISER
NAME Knysna Marathon Club
PROVINCE South Western Districts
EMAIL kmc@telkomsa.net
WEBSITE www.knysnamarathonclub.co.za
ADDRESS Entrance to Loerie Park Sport Stadium George Rex Drive Knysna

CONTACT PERSON
NAME Marianne Brown
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RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
Western Cape Knysna Trail Run 01 January 2018 Middel Erf Knysna Leon Brown 082-4221033
Western Cape Knysna Heads Marathon 21 January 2018 Thesen Islands Knysna Gavin Bezuidenhout 083-5027935
Western Cape Momentum Knysna Forest Marathon 07 July 2018 Glebe - Knysna Forest Marianne Brown 076-1954832
Western Cape Houtkapper Trail Run 08 July 2018 Quinta Da Montanha Bibbys Hoek Road Rheenendal Mihan Roos 082-5376167
Western Cape Waterfront to Heads Half Marathon 10 November 2018 Knysna Waterfront Gavin Bezuidenhout 083-5027935
Western Cape Knysna 10 km Nite Race 15 December 2018 Knysna Marathon Club Loerie Park Sports Complex Knysna Gavin Bezuidenhout 083-5027935
Western Cape Knysna Trail Run 01 January 2019 Middel Erf Knysna Leon Brown 082-4221033
Western Cape Knysna Heads Marathon 17 March 2019 Thesen Islands Knysna Gavin Bezuidenhout 083-5027935
Western Cape Momentum Knysna Forest Half Marathon 29 June 2019 The Gleve - Knysna Forest Marianne Brown 076-1954832
Western Cape Momentum Knysna Forest Marathon 29 June 2019 Glebe - Knysna Forest Marianne Brown 076-1954832
Western Cape Houtkapper Trail Run 30 June 2019 Quinta Da Montanha Bibbys Hoek Road Rheenendal Mihan Roos 082-5376167
Western Cape Waterfront to Heads Half Marathon 16 November 2019 Knysna Waterfront Gavin Bezuidenhout 083-5027935
Western Cape Knysna 10 km Nite Race 16 December 2019 Knysna Marathon Club Loerie Park Sports Complex Knysna Gavin Bezuidenhout 083-5027935
MOMENTUM KNYSNA FOREST HALF MARATHON

EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

The Momentum Cape Times Knysna Forest Half Marathon has been consistently ranked in a number of our surveys as a well organised and well presented event. Although the race starts at 08h00 it is important to get to the Knysna Oyster Festival Grounds, Waterfront Drive, early to be taxied up to the start, no private vehicles will be allowed up to the start. The taxi shuttles start leaving from 04h30. This aspect of the race has its own special appeal and the taxi trip is almost as memorable as the race itself. A good suggestion is to wear old clothing that you will not mind discarding once you start or have warmed up, but there is a tog-bag truck on hand to take your bag back down to the finish so no need to freeze while waiting for the start.



Time Limit: 03:00

Finishers: 3800

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