21 SEPTEMBER 2024

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 marathon and half marathon 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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RACE INFORMATION

42km

The 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).

ROUTE AND RACE INFO

21.1km

The route will take you for 4km on gravel road at the outskirts of Napier with fresh country air
and fynbos. Joining the 42.2km athletes for the last stretch from Napier on tar road. This route also offers ample opportunity for support and waterpoints along the route. Dating back to 2004, we believe that this route will not only bring back fond memories for some but also create new, cherished experiences for all athletes.

ROUTE AND RACE INFO

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.

ROUTE AND RACE INFO

Trail Run | 27km en 12km

If you are an experienced trail runner then this new trail routes with beautiful fynbos and spectacular views is an absolute must run.

27KM | ROUTE AND RACE INFO

12KM | ROUTE AND RACE INFO

Resources

Resources for Runners

Media Release – NEW ROUTE FOR 21.1KM

Media Release NEW ROUTE FOR 21.1KMThe toughest race with the warmest heart.  Due to rain storms and flooding our usual 21.1km has unfortunately been rendered unsafe and impractical for the half marathon athletes. Ensuring the safety and enjoyment of all participants...

Xolani Luvuno – Amputee Runner

Xolani LuvunoAmputee RunnerThe toughest race with the warmest heart.  Voet van Afrika Stories We are inspiredby Xolani'sstoryXolani’s story from a drug addict to the champion that he became, was not the story of a young man’s rehabilitation, but of his TRANSFORMATION....

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