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Release 09 - Entries for the Ultra to Close

Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

Media release

For Immediate Release

Date: Thursday, 25 February, 2010

ENTRIES FOR TOP CAPE ULTRA TO CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON 3 MARCH

Entries for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon close on Wednesday 3 March and runners are reminded to enter before the deadline as no late entries will be taken. Participants can enter online at www.twooceansmarathon.org.za or pick up an entry form from any Sportsmans Warehouse and other leading sports stores countrywide. Close to 6 000 entries have been processed for the ultra marathon.

Representatives from the race office will be taking ultra entries only at the Seeff Weskus Marathon in Langebaan and the PWC Marathon in Nelspruit on 6 March and at the Vaal Marathon in VanderBijl Park on Sunday 7 March. Only entries from runners taking part in these three events and who finish in the qualifying time will be accepted.

As entries for the half marathon are closed, those runners still wanting to run the half can only do so by substituting with another runner or bidding for an entry through the auction at www.oldmutual.co.za/twooceansmarathon. Substitutions, upgrades and downgrades, as well as any entry changes, will only be processed from Thursday 4 to Wednesday 10 March. The onus is on the individual to find someone who is not running so that a substitution can be done.

Close to 500 entries have been received for the trail run so runners wanting to secure their entries in this event are advised to do so as soon as they can. The event offers participants a choice of an 8km and an 18km route. The trail runs take place on Good Friday 2 April, starting at 07h15. Entries are limited to 400 participants in the 8km and 400 in the 18km and entries will be taken at www.trailrunning.co.za. Both routes start from the UCT grounds and will take runners along the lower slopes of Devils Peak and adjacent forests. For more information on the trail runs email info@trailrunning.co.za.

We look forward to hosting you at the world’s most beautiful marathon.

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Issued by: Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Race Office

Contact: Stefanie Schultzen
Tel: (021) 657 5140
Cell: 072 457 8085
Email: stefanie@twooceansmarathon.org.za

Sue Ullyett
Cell: 083 305 4842
Email: sullyett@mweb.co.za

NOTES FOR JOURNALISTS:

ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE3 March 2010 (for the ultra marathon)
Closed for the half marathon
RACE DATESaturday 3 April 2010
TRAIL RUNFriday 2 April 2010
Entries open Monday 22 February 2010
8km limited to 400 runners only
18km limited to 400 runners only
www.trailrunning.co.za
FUN RUN DATEFriday 2 April 2010
WEBSITEwww.twooceansmarathon.org.za
www.oldmutual.co.za/twooceans
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