Release 6: Second Round of Entries for 2013 Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon Closes in Record Time
6 000 second-round entries to South Africa’s biggest half marathon have sold out in record time. The entries were made available to runners who have not completed any Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon races and previous participants who missed the first entry batch.
A new split entry process was introduced for the 2013 Two Oceans Half Marathon. 10 000 entries were released on 1 November 2012 for participants who have completed previous Two Oceans Marathon races. With a maximum field of 16 000, the remaining 6 000 entries were snapped up in less than four hours after opening at 10h00 on Tuesday, 15 January 2013.
Those runners who missed out on an Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon entry will have a chance to do a substitution entry, as there are participants who will not be able to take part in the event. No downgrades from the Ultra Marathon to the Half Marathon will be permitted as the Half Marathon is now full, and any runner who is found to have entered the Ultra event, but takes part in the Half Marathon on race day, will be disqualified from future Two Oceans Marathon events.
Rowyn James, Race Director of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, says he is pleased by the enthusiasm of the athletes and looks forward to a fantastic event on 30 March 2013. He says there are less than 5 000 entries left for the Ultra Marathon and encourages participants to enter online at www.twooceansmarathon.org.za
For those who were unable to secure an entry for the Half Marathon, the Old Mutual Two Ocean Marathon Fun Runs are a shorter alternative. They will take place at the University of Cape Town (UCT) rugby fields, on Friday, 29 March 2013. There are loads of fun activities for the entire family and participants can choose between the following distances: 8km, 5.6km, 2.1km, 300m Toddlers’ Trot and 56m Nappy Dash.
Runners are able to change their entries (seeding updates, upgrades and substitutions) between 15 January and 20 February by post or alternatively online until 5 March. Please note that no changes will be permitted after this date. More information regarding entry changes can be found on the Two Oceans Marathon website. No late entries will be accepted and entries posted after Tuesday 15 January will be rejected, with no refunds considered.
Issued by: Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Media Office
Contact: Lauren McMinn
Tel: (021) 686 2331