On Sunday 26 March, 2017 the second edition of the Knysna Heads Marathon will take place on Thesen Island. RE/MAX Coastal has come onboard this year as main sponsor and partner of the event. The Knysna Marathon Club is extremely excited to have such an energetic and creative team onboard to bring the Southern Cape and surrounds a fun and scenic event.
This year runners can choose between a 5km fun run, 10km, 21.1km and a 42.2km. These distances will follow the same route along the beautiful Knysna lagoon, enjoying a view of the Knysna Heads; the full marathon will take runners even further along the lagoon in a Westerly direction to enjoy a little more of what Knysna scenery has to offer.
This year’s RE/MAX Knysna Heads Marathon will be a Comrades qualifier and an ideal training run for the Two Oceans Marathon. It is the perfect route to get a good time for your qualifier and extra time on the legs. The highest point on the route is only 30m above sea level so quick times are certain.
Late entries and registration will open at 05h00 on race day and the race starts at 06h00. The race village at Thesen Harbour Town where the race starts and finishes, promises a good atmosphere, with beautiful outdoor spaces, Mini Vibes, Powerade, and Whet restaurant for breakfast and lunches.