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The S2T 'Sea2Tower' is the UP-RUN route of the TOWER2SEA. The S2T starts in the heart of Knysna and finishes at the top of the Knysna Forest. With 4 routes to choose from, the S2T offers a variety of distances that cater for most fitness levels.

It is a very challenging yet beautiful route with epic views where runners will start off at sea level, wind their way up through the Knysna forest, before climbing a 6m steel ladder into the Forest Tower itself. Finishers will be greeted with spectacular views over the surrounding forest, mountains and valleys.

DATE and VENUE

21 DECEMBER 2024

Thesen Island, Knysna, Western Cape

ENTRY FEE

R750 for all distance

ENTRY INCLUDES

SANParks Trail Fees

Race medal | Finisher shirt | Finisher food and drink

Random Give-aways

Shuttle from Finish to Start

Sweepers and marshals

Well Stocked water tables | Medical support

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ENTRY OPTIONS

The age limit is 18 years and older.

35KM

+ 1,470m | - 889m

62% Gravel | 38% Trail

Start time 05H30 

2 Water Points

6 Hr Cut-Off 

43KM

+ 1,750m | - 945m

63% Gravel | 37% Trail

Start time 05H00 

3 Water Points

7 Hr Cut-Off

50KM

+ 1,884m | - 1,079m

54% Gravel | 46% Trail

Start time 05H00 

4 Water Points

9 Hr Cut-Off 

54KM

+ 1,986m | - 1,1819m

50% Gravel | 50% Trail

Start time 05H00

3 Water Points

9 Hr Cut-Off 

THE ROUTES

35KM43KM |50KM54KM

The 36KM route will start up at Simola Country Club while the remaining distances will start on Thesen Island in Knysna. Each route will follows the gravel roads of Gouna Road, Kom-Se-Pad and the R339. However, runners will be taken onto numerous loops and trail section through the Knysna Forest. Explore the lush Terblans Trail, climb a portion of the stunning Outeniqua Hiking Trail and run the quiet and peaceful Elephant Hiking Trail.

DETAILED DISTANCE BREAKDOWN PER ROUTE

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FINER DETAILS

REGISTRATION and RACE BRIEFING

Registration and Race Briefing will take place on Saturday on Thesen Island.

Registration: 04H00 - 04H45

Race Briefing: 04H45 - 04H55

RACE START

All runners are required to leave their car on Thesen Island.

After race briefing, the 35KM runners will be shuttled up to the start line at Simola.

43KM, 50KM and 54KM runners will start their race on Thesen Island at 05H00

35KM runners will start their race at 05H30.

CHECK POINTS / WATER POINTS

Ensure you have enough nutrition and food with you.

There are taps at some of the picnic spots along the route.

MANDATORY ITEMS

Each runner must have the following items with them:

Food | Water Bladder / Water Backpack / Water Bottles | Cell Phone

FINISH LINE

The Finish Line is situated at Buffeslnek Fire Tower up in the mountains.

All finisher will receive a finishers medal, finish shirt, a boerewors roll and cold beer.

A shuttle will take runners back down to Thesen Island when its full.

SUPPORT / SECONDING

Participants are allowed a supporter follow them on the route and provide any nutritional support.

They are also allowed to second their athlete. 

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