12 OCTOBER 2019

Voet van Afrika Marathon

The toughest race with the warmest heart. 

Overberg, South Africa

This is Africa’s southernmost marathon

close to the tip of africa

IN THE LUSH OVERBERG COUNTRYSIDE.

Experience the clear country air, golden wheat fields and striking Fynbos during this marathon. And let the warm Overberg community spirit and hospitality carry you, every step of this memorable race.

Running

Not for the faint-hearted.

The farm roads and sometimes single-track mountain paths set this race apart from your average road run.

 

No wonder we’re known as, “The toughest race with the warmest heart.”

What makes our race different?

The Landscape

You’ll run through farmland and Fynbos, over mountains (and sometimes through streams) and on tar roads. This is a road race – but don’t discount the trail running elements. It makes the Voet van Afrika Marathon truly unique.

The People

You’ll connect with runners from near and far; and with thousands of cheering supporters. The Overberg truly opens her arms to welcome you, with the Bredasdorp and Napier communities leading the hospitality charge.

The Organisation

The full and half marathons have been rated some of the best organised events in South Africa. And every year, we get EVEN BETTER. Come and see for yourself.

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Online entries close 30 September. Register here.

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42.2km

The full marathon takes you over the Overberg mountains, past breathtaking lookout points, through colourful farmland, and into the towns of Napier and Bredasdorp. It’s tough – but spectacular. (The new route was launched in 2016, and closely resembles the original route dating back to 1978).

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ENTER 42.2KM

21.1km

The half marathon aims to test runners. The race starts on a farm outside Bredasdorp (we’ll provide transport to the start). Then takes you through lush Fynbos over the mountain, past spectacular lookout points and waterscapes – and finally into Bredasdorp. (The new route was launched in 2016).

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ENTER 21.1KM

10km

Like the half marathon, the 10km is a fairly demanding race. Be prepared for a few tough climbs – both at the start and the finish. From Bredasdorp, you head into the surrounding farmland and Fynbos. The circular route joins the marathon routes with about 2kms to go to the finish.

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ENTER 10KM

Fun Run

4km Toontjie

The 4km Toontjie takes place on Friday evening (11 October 2019) at 18h00. It starts and finishes at the Bredasdorp Sports Ground. It includes smooth gravel roads and tar roads. And you have something to run for: the first 700 finishers all receive a medal.

Resources

Resources for Runners

Registration

This year, you can register online through ChampionChip (www.championchip.co.za). Online entries close 30 September …

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FAQ

What time does the full marathon start? The marathon starts at 06:00. Find our answers to frequently asked questions here …

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Going Green

The Voet van Afrika team takes this greening role seriously. Every year, we’ll implement more innovative green steps …

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Runners: 5 tips to prep yourself for race day (with 1 month to go)

Whether you’re confident and feeling fit for this race; or whether you’re still a little unsure of yourself – here are 5 tips to prepare yourself with 4 weeks to go.

Hero Racing Stories

During 2018, amputee athlete Xolani Luvuno completed the full Voet van Afrika marathon.

What an amazing race. Will definitely return. Thank you Bredasdorp for your hospitality.

Tracey van Niekerk

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