21 SEPTEMBER 2024

21.1km
HALF Marathon

The toughest race with the warmest heart. 

Half Marathon Race Info

Difficulty Rating: 3

Route Type: Gun TO Mat

21.1km

Spectacular Scenery

Running on the outskirts of Napier with views of farmlands and the beautiful town of Napier, with fresh air and fynbos. 

This historic route will bring back fond memories as it dates back 20 years in time.

ROUTE DESCRIPTION

21KM MAP

SATELLITE/GOOGLE MAP VIEW

The half marathon starts at 07:30 in Napier at the Agulhas School of Skills in Plein Street.

You’ll turn right into Cecil and right into Reservoir street. Follow the road and join the 42km runners at the Napier BelangeGroep water station.

The 16km stretch between Napier and Bredasdorp is tar road with several long taxing hills, but enjoy the green and gold view of farmlands along the R316.

A cash prize is up for grabs for the Queen of The Voet van Afrika – the first lady at the Spar
water station at the 11km to go mark and to complete the race.

For the last 3km you will be joining the 10km runners, into Bredasdorp where the friendly
spectators will cheer you on all the way to the finish.

TOTAL ASCENT: 380m

(Approximately)

TIME LIMIT

You have 4.5 hours to finish this race. The final cut-off is 12:00 at the finish.

racE LOGISTICS

Transport

Own transport to the start of the race. Transport will be available at the finish to collect your vehicle in Napier after you complete the race. The return shuttle service will start at 10h30 and will run continuously on a rotational basis with the last shuttle departing after prize giving at 12h30. There will be 2 taxi busses running during this period and will depart once full.

tog bag

If you need to have your tog bag transported to the finish, simply load your bag in the transport vehicles at the start, and we’ll bring your bag back to the Bredasdorp Sports Ground. After the race, you can collect your bag from the tog bag area, using your athlete’s number as identification.

Online entries

Number collection

Number collection will take place at Sportsmans Warehouse Canal Walk on Thursday 19 September 2024 from 12:00 until 17:00.

Number collection will also take place on Friday 20 September 2024 at Bredasdorp Sport grounds from 14:00 until 21:00 and Saturday 21 September 2024 from 04:00.

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