The 45th consecutive Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon will remain on the traditional route via Chapman’s Peak, Hout Bay and Constantia Nek.
Pre-entries, available at www.twooceansmarathon.org.za/, will open on 15 October. They will close as soon as 11 000 entries have been reached. There will be no late entries.
Pre-entries for the 21.1km will open on 5 November for Blue Number Club runners (limited to 1 000 entries), 11 November for Licensed club members (limited to 5 500 entries), and on 14 November for runners who have previously entered (limited to 2 000 entries). Entries for new entrants will open on 22 January (limited to 6 000 entries).
Some race history…
The world’s most beautiful marathon is now one of the top 5 richest ultra marathons in the world with Old Mutual pledging R1million prize money to the male and female runner who breaks the 56km course record on Saturday 19 April 2014.
Winners of the 56km course who do not break the record will be rewarded with R250 000.
Make sure you watch the drama live on SABC2, or get a ringside seat in the Mother City to see some of the world’s top runners try and break the records that have stood for over 25 years.
It was in 1989 on a brutally hot day that Frith van der Merwe set an astonishly fast pace to set the women’s record winning time of 3:30:36. One year earlier in 1988, the late Thompson Magawana, running his first Two Oceans Ultra Marathon, bettered the course record by 6 seconds in a winning time of 3:03:44.
More than 26 000 runners are expected to participate, making the Old Mutual Two Ocean’s Ultra Marathon one of the country’s premier sporting events.
Starting times: Ultra: 6:30am, Half: seeding groups A to D starts at 6am with group E at 6:10am.For The Route Profile, Pace Bands & Training Tips, Click Here >>