Release 5: HALF MARATHON ENTRIES CLOSE IN RECORD TIME
Entries for the 2012 Old Mutual Two Oceans half marathon closed in a record time of nine days on Friday 18 November 2011 and the biggest field in the half marathon’s history will line up in Newlands on Easter Saturday 7 April 2012. No late entries will be accepted and entries posted after Saturday 19 November will be rejected and no refunds will be considered under any circumstances.
Those runners who missed out on an Old Mutual Two Oceans half marathon entry will have the chance to bid for one when 21 charity entries go up for auction from Thursday 1 December, as part of a major fundraising initiative for the Two Oceans Marathon Initiative (TOMI), the official event charity foundation.
A record field of 16 000 runners will take part in the half marathon, making it by far the biggest half marathon in the country. Just over half the entrants are women (8 380) and 8 280 of the runners will be running the half marathon for the first time, while 80 runners will be running their tenth race. 8 334 runners are from the Western Cape with the remainder coming from all over South Africa. 262 runners from Africa will be taking part together with 236 international runners. Over 10 000 are unlicensed and do not belong to a club.
Just over 1 000 entries have been received for the ultra marathon and most of these entries are expected early next year, once the runners have qualified. Entries for the ultra marathon close on 7 March 2012 or when the 11 000 entry mark is reached.
Entries for the trail runs will open on 18 January 2012, and trail enthusiasts wanting to secure their spot in this popular event will need to enter without delay, as entries sold out in less than a day for the 2011 event.
Participants can enter online at www.twooceansmarathon.org.za or download an entry form from the website.
Runners will also be able to downgrade, upgrade, substitute or do seeding changes online from 1 February to 7 March 2012. Participants should visit the event’s website at www.twooceansmarathon.org.za for more details.
Issued by: Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Race Office
Contact: Stefanie Schultzen
Tel: (021) 657 5159
Cell: 072-457 8085
Tel: (021) 671 0527
Cell: 083 305 4842