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The T2S (Tower2Sea) is the DOWN-RUN route of the SEA2TOWER. The T2S starts at the top of the Knysna Forest at the Buffeslnek Fire Tower and finishes on Thesen Island in Knysna.  There are 4 routes to choose from, 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 at the Buffelsnek Fire tower and wind their way down through the Knysna forest, before finishing at Sea-Level on Thesen Island. Runners can expect spectacular views over the surrounding forest and mountains and lush trails through the Knysna forest. 

DATE and VENUE

Sunday 30 June 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

Shuttle to the 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 07H00 

2 Water Points

6 Hr Cut-Off 

43KM

- 1,750m | + 945m

63% Gravel | 37% Trail

Start time 07H00 

3 Water Points

8 Hr Cut-Off

50KM

- 1,907m | + 1,102m

54% Gravel | 46% Trail

Start time 07H00 

4 Water Points

9 Hr Cut-Off 

54KM

- 1,986m | + 1,1819m

50% Gravel | 50% Trail

Start time 07H00

3 Water Points

10 Hr Cut-Off 

THE ROUTES

35KM43KM |50KM | 54KM

Runners will start their journey at Buffelsnek Fire Tower and make their way through the Knysna Forest and back down to Knysna. ​A challenging yet beautiful route, runners will encounter spectacular views over the surrounding forest, mountains and valleys. Each route follows the gravel roads of Gouna Road, Kom-Se-Pad and the R339. However, runners are allowed to mix and match their routes by choosing from a number of trail loops through the Knysna forest that add additional distance to the main 32KM route option. If you are feeling strong, dive onto the trails and explore different trails or simply stick to your chosen distance.

DETAILED DISTANCE BREAKDOWN PER ROUTE

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FINER DETAILS

REGISTRATION and RACE BRIEFING

Registration and Race Briefing will take place on Saturday (29th) on Thesen Island.

Registration: 015H00 - 16H00

Race Briefing: 16H00 - 16H30

RACE START

32KM Runners are required to leave their car at Simola.

A shuttle will collect 32KM runners at 06H00 to taken to the start line.

40KM, 48KM and 52KM runners will be collect on Thesen Island at 06H00 and taken to the start line.

32KM, 40KM, 48KM and 52KM runners will start their run at Buffelsnek Fire Tower @ 07H00

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 for the 43KM - 50KM - 54KM runners will be on Thesen Island.

32KM Runners will finish at Simola and drive down to Thesen Island.

All finisher will receive a finishers medal, finish shirt, and burger/beer voucher.

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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