Every year many talented athletes from disadvantaged communities miss out on participating in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon due to financial constraints. In recognition of this, the Two Oceans Marathon Association is inviting clubs to assist their less privileged members with applying to be part of the Runners’ Village 2014.
The Runners’ Village provides assistance to athletes who lack the means to become part of the world’s most beautiful marathon but have the passion to participate. Runners who fulfil certain criteria will be responsible for making their own way down to Cape Town after which transport, accommodation and meals will be provided.
Athletes from all regions in South Africa can be accommodated and the Runners’ Village will open on Friday, 18 April 2014 at 10h00. Breakfast, lunch and supper will be provided over the weekend and runners will meet at race registration and be transported to the accommodation venue as well as the start and finish line on race day.
Participants who are interested need to fulfill certain criteria including:
- Applicants should be registered with a recognised and ASA-affiliated athletic club.
- Runners must have entered and qualified for the 2014 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon.
- First preference will be given to 56km novices or previously disadvantaged applicants, athletes who have never stayed in the Runners’ Village before.
- Participants should be unemployed or not earn more than R3000 per month.
Click here to download the application form (size 520 kb) - the application process closes on the 19 March 2014. Please contact Patiswa on 086 126 2326 between 10:00 - 15:00 or e-mail email@example.com.
Details for the following year will be officially launched in September 2014.