Media Release


The 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 is our top priority, after careful consideration the Voet van Afrika NPC have decided
to take an alternative route. 

We are excited to announce that we will be using a route that has a special place in the history of the Voet. 20 Years ago, was the last time that the half marathon started in Napier. We believe that this route will not only bring back fond memories for some but also create new,
cherished experiences for all athletes.

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 to Bredasdorp Sport Grounds where the warm hospitality of the Bredasdorp community is awaiting every athlete. This route also offers ample opportunity for support and waterpoints along the route.

We appreciate your understanding and flexibility in adapting to this change. Your dedication and enthusiasm are what make this event truly special and we are committed to providing you with an exceptional road running experience.

The record for this route is men 1:04:53 and women 1:21:41


We looking forward seeing you at the starting line in Napier!


Resources for Runners


This year, you can register online through ChampionChip ( Online entries close 30 September …

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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

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

Tracey van Niekerk