Hemel En Aarde Marathon – 2020

February 29, 2020

February 29, 2020

6:00 To 12:00

Overberg High School, Prince Alfred Road, Caledon, South Africa

42.2km - R225
Bus Ticket - R75

082 576 6755


  • The Hemel En Aarde Marathon is run and organized in terms of the rules of Boland Athletic Union and ASA
  • Age restriction 18 Years
  • No iPod’s or listening devices
  • No littering allowed more than 30m away from the watering points (Runners will be disqualified when caught littering) Let’s keep our beautiful country clean.
  • Registered athletes must wear their 2020 license numbers on the front and back of their vests

The race will start in the picturesque town of Caledon and will take the runners past some of the most amazing landscapes and across the rolling hills of the Overberg.

The winding road will take the runners towards the Whaling Town of Hermanus where they will reach the finish line at the well known Whalehaven Winery.

The most beautiful Wine Farms that nestle in the surrounding hills will be a true reflection of the name of this spectacular marathon. The winding road towards Hermanus has breathtaking views that make the Hemel En Aarde Marathon a “must do” race on the bucket list of every runner.

Only 2000 runners will have the opportunity to experience this amazing race in 2020 and every runner will receive an extraordinary medal and a specially designed T-Shirt sponsored by ASICS that will reflect the journey through one of the notorious areas in the Southern part of our country.  Truly something to be proud of.

The local farming community will play a supporting role at the watering points and the organizers will create a carnival atmosphere every step of the race.

The Hemel En Aarde Marathon promises to take a “not to miss” status on the South African Running Calendar.



  • Parking at the Whale Coast Mall at the back of the Shopping Mall
  • Security staff will be available
  • Please arrive early to avoid congestion
  • Parking also available at the Start in Caledon – Overberg High School
  • Please enter the Shopping Mall on the R43 and take the two side roads to the back of the Mall

Take note of the following important information:

  • ​Runners must fill from the back
  • Self-seeding must be done.
  • Please seed yourself according to your estimated finish time
  • Runners must cross the start line to record start time. Failure to cross the start line will lead to disqualification
  • Mat-to-mat timing will be used once again


  • Runners that want to park their vehicles in Hermanus can buy a bus ticket and will be transported to the Starting Point in Caledon
  • Buses will depart from The Whale Coast Mall from 03H30 on the day of the race.
  • Bus Ticket: R75.00

Event Description

The Hemel En Aarde Marathon takes place on 29 February 2020, from Overberg High School, Caledon (Western Cape) and finishing in Hermanus.


This event is a qualifier for the Two Oceans and Comrades marathons.

Distance & Entry Fee:
42.2km – R225
Bus ticket – R75

Start Venue: Overberg High School, Caledon, Western Cape

Finish Venue: Whalehaven Winery, Hermanus, Western Cape

Start Time: 6 am

Number Collection

Friday 28th February from 10h00 to 18h00 @ Sportsman’s Warehouse Tygervalley, Rondebosch and Somerset Mall.
Friday 28th February from 18h00 to 21h00 @ Whale Coast Mall, Hermanus In front of Dis-chem and Woolworths
Friday 28th February from 18h00 to 21h00 & Saturday 29th February From 04h00 to 05h30 @ Overberg High School.

Ground Transportation: Buses will depart from Whale Coast Mall in Hermanus to the start in Caledon from 04h30, last bus 05h00 on Saturday the 29th of February.
NB!! There are no organized buses from the finish in Hermanus back to the start in Caledon.
Tog Bag: There will be a tog bag area at the start of Caledon. Tog bags can be collected at the finish in Hermanus.
  • The race entries are capped at the first 2000 entries received.
  • Runners will receive a high quality Hemel En Aarde race T-shirt sponsored by ASICS


Wietse Van Der Westhuizen / Caledon Athletic Club

How to Enter?

Online entry at EntryNinja  (entries open 2 December)

The race entries are capped at the first 2000 entries received. Runners will receive a high-quality Hemel En Aarde race T-shirt sponsored by ASICS

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