Release 1: Online Entries for the World’s Most Beautiful Ultra Marathon Open on Thursday
Online entries for the 2013 Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon open on Thursday 20 September 2012. The 44th Ultra Marathon with its national spirit and incredible atmosphere takes place on Easter Saturday 30 March 2013, and is expected to attract another field of over 9 000 entrants.
For the first time in the history of the event, participants will be able to enter online for the 56km Ultra Marathon, without first having to qualify. Runners can supply their qualifying times at a later stage. South African entrants wanting to run the Ultra Marathon must belong to a registered running club and have a valid provincial licence number, as no temporary licences will be issued.
This year sees a split entry process with 10 000 entries for the 21km Half Marathon opening on 1 November 2012 for runners who have previously completed the Two Oceans Half Marathon, Ultra Marathon or Trail Runs. Runners who have not previously participated in any of the Two Oceans Marathon events (all novices) and previous runners who missed the first entry batch can enter from 15 January 2013.
Entries for the Trail Runs will open on 3 December 2012 and trail enthusiasts wanting to secure their spot in this popular event will need to enter as soon as possible, as entries sold out in less than three hours for this year’s event.
Runners are encouraged to go to the redesigned website to enter the world’s most beautiful marathon at www.twooceansmarathon.org.za and view the 2013 campaign theme “Two Oceans, One Spirit”. Alternatively an entry form can be downloaded from the website. Online entries close on 5 March 2013 or when 11 000 entries are reached, whichever comes first.
Issued by: Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Office
Contact: Stefanie Schultzen
Tel: (021) 657 5159
Cell: 072 457 8085