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Release 2 - Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Fun Run Challenges

Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon 2010

Media release

For Immediate Release

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2010

OLD MUTUAL TWO OCEANS MARATHON FUN RUN CHALLENGES

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon is hosting a series of community Fun Run Challenges during February and March, with the first 4km event taking place on 20 February at The Greens in Mannenberg.

The events offer participants a 4km fun run/walk and are open to all ages, with a minimum age of 6 years on race day. For more information on the Mannenberg event contact the Farnese Athletic Club – Faiza Adams on 079-215 4132 or Samat Adams on 082-785 6627.

These fun runs challenges are a partnership between the Two Oceans Marathon, local running clubs and Western Province Athletics to promote running within the communities and the main fun runs on Good Friday, to develop race organising skills and to encourage and increase participation.

These events will also be used to identify and develop the talent that exists in the local schools, with the top ten boys and girls from each event receiving automatic entry into the 5km fun run on Good Friday. The remaining challenges are scheduled for 27 February in Mitchell’s Plain, 13 March in Khayelitsha and 20 March in Blue Downs.

Entry forms for the Old Mutual Two Oceans fun runs will be handed out at each challenge. The main fun runs take place on Good Friday 2 April, and are open to everyone and runners’ friends, family members and supporters, especially children, are all welcome to join in the fun and experience the event spirit.

There is loads on offer for the whole family and participants can choose from a 56m Nappy Dash for children 3 and under, a 300m Toddlers’ Trot for ages 4 to 7, a 2.5km and a 5km, both open to runners and walkers. Entry forms for these main fun runs will be available at the Expo at the Good Hope Centre on 31 March and 1 April and on the UCT rugby fields on 2 April. For more information call the race office on 021-699 0615, email funrun@twooceansmarathon.org.za or visit www.twooceansmarathon.org.za.

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Issued by: Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Race Office

Contact: Stefanie Schultzen
Tel: (021) 657 5140
Email: stefanie@TwoOceansMarathon.org.za

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

NOTES FOR JOURNALISTS:

ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE

03 March 2010
(or 11 000 entries for each distance – whichever is reached first)
RACE DATESaturday 3 April 2010

FUN RUN DATE

Friday 2 April 2010

WEBSITE

www.twooceansmarathon.org.za
www.oldmutual.co.za/twooceans
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