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Home >> News >> Media Area >> 2015 >> Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon organisers launch Ultra Trail Run

Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon organisers launch Ultra Trail Run

(Cape Town, 18 February 2015)  The organisers of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon have launched an Ultra Trail Run event to complement the sold-out Trail Runs already in place over the Easter Weekend. 

The inaugural Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Trail Run will take place on Sunday, 24 May 2015. The event will feature a 22km trail run, and introduce The Beast 45km Ultra Trail Run. 
                   
Entries will open at 10 am on Thursday, 5 March 2015.

“We have been looking for opportunities to extend our trail run offering for a while, especially considering the popularity of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Trail Runs that take place on Good Friday, and the limited number of runners we can take through the Table Mountain National park on the day,” says Carol Vosloo, General Manager, Two Oceans Marathon NPC.

“It is therefore thrilling to be able to give our runners another day of quality time on our beautiful mountain trails.”

The Ultra Trail Run will start and finish at the Lion’s Den at the Old Zoo by Rhodes Memorial.

The 22km run will follow the same route as its Easter Weekend counterpart, while The Beast 45km Ultra will explore the various contour paths of Devil’s Peak, Kloof Nek and the Pipe Track, and ultimately summit Maclear’s Beacon before descending the treacherous Nursery Ravine and returning to the finish via Newlands Forest. 

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Trail Run will be organised in conjunction with trail specialists, Energy Events.

Adds Trevor Ball of Energy Events: “Table Mountain is one of the most incredible trail running venues on the planet and this tough route will challenge the best runners. Taking in three brutal climbs, trail runners can explore the mountain top wilderness of one of Natural Wonders of the World.” 

For more information, visit www.twooceansmarathon.org.za.  Runners can also join the online conversation on www.facebook.com/TwoOceansMarathon, @2OceansMarathon on Twitter and Instagram (and by following and using the #TheBeastTrail hashtag).

ENDS

Issued by:  Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Media Office
On behalf of:  
Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

For media info and/or images:
Leonie Mollentze
Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Media Office
Email:  
media@twooceansmarathon.org.za
Mobile:
082 550 1514

For race related info:        
Tel:  
0861 2OCEAN / +27 21 799 3040
Email:
info@twooceansmarathon.org.za  

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