Knysna Forest Marathon 2024

Knysna Forest Marathon 2024
Knysna Forest Marathon 2024
Knysna Forest Marathon 2024
Knysna Forest Marathon 2024
Knysna Forest Marathon 2024
Knysna Forest Marathon 2024

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.


  • Race Date is 22 JUNE 2024.   Compulsory Registration on 21 JUNE 2024 between 10:00 and 22:00
  • Online entries only. No Postal, fax or telephone entries will be accepted.
  • No entries will be sold at registration or on race day.
  • Online entries are available at
  • Please ensure the correct entry of your Email address and contact number as this is used for all communications.  Do not create alternative login profiles. If you lose your login details, follow the recovery procedure on the website.
  • Entries will be limited to 1 250 for the full marathon, and 5 750 for the half marathon.
  • Charity Entries: Charity entries will be on sale from 22 January 2024 until they are sold out. There will be 150 Half and 30 Full Marathon entries available. These can be bought by anyone, should you wish to avoid disappointment. Charity entries will cost R750 for the Half Marathon and R770 for the full marathon, excluding Temp license or T-shirt.
  • Loyalty Entries – All runners who entered in 2023 will have first choice to enter the 2024 Event.  Loyalty entries open on 29 January 2024.  Your ID number will be compared to our list to be able to make an entry.
  • General Online entries – Open on 12 February, and will close when the limit has been reached, or on 21 May 2024.
  • Half Marathon Entries Cost R250.00
  • Full Marathon Entries Cost R270.00
  • Moisture management, long sleeve event T-shirt cost is R250.00
  • Short sleeve event T-shirt cost is R220.00
Waterfront Drive, Central, Knysna,6570,Knysna,Garden Route,South Africa