Your introduction to the world of extreme triathlons

The Knysna Extreme 0.5 is a shorter alternative to the Knysna Extreme Triathlon and serves as an introduction to the world of extreme triathlons. With an altitude gain of nearly 1,700m over a total distance of 132.50 km, the Knysna Extreme 0.5 offers an exciting challenge for athletes.

The course starts with a 2.5 km swim in the Knysna Estuary, followed by a 100 km cycle through the Garden Route. The 30 km run takes you into the Knysna forest and to the finish line at Diepwalle Forrest Station.

It is not mandatory for Knysna Extreme 0.5 athletes to have a supporter to follow them throughout the race. However, supporters are more than welcome to be part of the journey. Knysna Extreme 0.5 athletes are allowed to have a supporter follow them on the cycle leg (via vehicle) or second them on the run leg of the race – on foot, mountain bike or vehicle.

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Individual Entry – R2,300 | Team Entry – R3,600

Entries are limited to 100 individuals

Entries Close on the 31st October 2019


The Race Manual contains everything you need to know about the race. The detailed 'Athlete's Guide' is available to download and a physical copy will be included in your athlete bag.

It is essential that all Athletes are familiar with the content in the Knysna Extreme 0.5 Athletes Guide.

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Each Sponsor is involved in the Knysna Extreme Triathlon in a unique way, from sponsoring products or offering exciting discounts for athletes and supporters, to assisting with key race logistics. Our Knysna Extreme Triathlon Partners think you are completely nuts but are happy to support and help make this event possible, incredible and hopefully memorable.


Click on their logo for specials and to see how they have gotten involved in this event.

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