The S2T (Sea2Tower) 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
Saturday 23 December @ 05H00
Thesen Island, Knysna, Western Cape
R650 for all distance
SANParks Trail Fees
Race medal | Finisher shirt, food and drink | Goodie bag
Shuttle from Finish to Start
Sweepers and marshals
Well Stocked water tables | Medical support
The age limit is 18 years and older.
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.
REGISTRATION and RACE BRIEFING
Registration and Race Briefing will take place on Sunday on Thesen Island.
Registration: 04H00 - 04H45
Race Briefing: 04H45 - 04H55
35KM 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.
Each runner must have the following items with them:
Food | Water Bladder / Water Backpack / Water Bottles | Cell Phone
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 at hour intervals.
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.