The Outeniqua Marathon takes place on the 28th of April 2018 in the South Western Districts Region of the Western Cape. Distance options: 42.2km, 21.1km & 10km.
The Outeniqua Marathon, starting at George Sports Club, and the half marathon, starting at the Garden Route Dam, must be considered hidden gems on the South African race calendar. Nothing can beat the vista of the soaring Outeniqua peaks mirrored in the tranquil water of the Garden Route Dam.
The race is run mainly along one of Thomas Bain’s passes, dating back to 1867. It tumbles down from Saasveld just outside George and winds its way through magnificent indigenous forests. You run past the deep gorges of the Kaaimans and Silver rivers along old tar and dust roads. There are stretches when it is just you, the forest and mountains around you, and the sound of running water in your ears.
On this route you will find a rare gift in the closing kilometres. There is a secret beauty when the Indian Ocean, Garden Route lakes and the winding serpentine river combine with a heady mixture of ocean mist to give you a running high that will stay with you long after you finish this race. A few 100 metres from the end you cross the bridge used by the famous Outeniqua Choo-Choo. Finally this little odyssey comes to an end on the grassy banks of the Touws River in the heart of Wilderness.
This event is a Comrades Marathon qualifier.
Distances & Entry Fees:
- 42.2 km – R140
- 21.1 km – R90
- 10 km – R65
- 3km Fun Run – R20
- Temp. License – R35
42.2km – George Sport club, C J Langenhoven Road, George, South Africa
21.1km – Garden Route Dam, Stander Street, George, South Africa
10km – Ebb & Flow National Park, Wilderness
Finish Venue: Ebb & Flow National Park, Wilderness (all races)
Start Times: 07H00 – 42.2km, 08H00 – 21.1km & 10km
Cut-Off Times: 5 hours 30 min – 42.2km, 3 hours – 21.1km, 1 hour 30 min – 10km
Age Restriction: 42.2km – 20YRS, 21.1km – 16YRS, 10km – 14YRS
Route Type: Point-to-point
Available from Wilderness at the finish (Ebb & Flow) to the start of the marathon and half marathon. Limited seats available on busses that will leave LATEST 05h30 from Ebb & Flow bridge to the George Sports Club and from there to the Garden Route Dam (start of 21km). Busses will also be available from the finish back to the George Sports Club after the prize giving at 13h30. Bus fares included in entry fee.
Registration and late entries: All non SWD runners must register/enter on 27 April between 16h00 – 21h30 at the George Sports Club. NO Marathon/Half ENTRIES ON RACE DAY.
ASWD Licensed athlete take note: Forget your IPICO chip – you will have to pay R20 to loan one for the race. Lost your chip – you will have to pay R75 for a replacement chip.
How to Register?
Closing date for online entries: Midnight on Monday, 23 April 2018. 10km Late Entrants will pay R20 premium on advertised Fee ONLY.
Pre-Entries can also be completed at Top Gear Sport.
Entries for 10km & fun run at Ebb & Flow only on race day.
NO Marathon/Half ENTRIES ON RACE DAY
Pre-entries at EntryTickets
Johann du Preez
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