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Home >> News >> Media Area >> 2016 >> Entries for the 2016 Old Mutual Two Oceans Trail Run open on 26 November 2015

Entries for the 2016 Old Mutual Two Oceans Trail Run open on 26 November 2015

Online entries for the 2016 Old Mutual Two Oceans Trail Runs will open on Thursday, 26 November 2015.

It will be the seventh year that this popular event is held as part of the Easter Weekend line-up, and entries sell out within minutes. 

Runners can choose between the 12km route – a perfect race for trail novices – and the 22km run that caters for fit and experienced trail snakes.

Entries for the 12km Trail Run will open at 10h00, while entries for the 22km route will open an hour later at 11h00.

"We have decided to split the entry opening times for the short and long route to ensure that both sets of runners have the best entry experience," says Carol Vosloo, General Manager of the Two Oceans Marathon NPC.

"Entries for the short route usually sell out within 10 minutes, while the 22km route takes just over an hour."

The entry limit is 1 000 participants in total.
 
The entry fee for the 12km is R350, and R490 for the 22km. These fees include a compulsory R90 levy from SANParks. Runners who do not already own a RaceTec timing chip will be required to purchase one for R120 upon entering. Limited edition OMTOM Trail-branded technical T-shirts will be available for purchase in the adidas shop at the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo between 23 and 25 March 2016.

Both runs start at the University of Cape Town (UCT), from where athletes will access the lower slopes of Devil’s Peak and nearby forests of the Table Mountain National Park. 

The routes comprise varied terrain with steep ascents and descents, and offer a challenge to both beginner and seasoned runners. In return, participants are richly rewarded with spectacular scenery and amazing views of the Cape Peninsula. 

How to enter 

  • Runners hoping to secure an entry are encouraged to update their personal profile, complete the medical questionnaire and create an entry at https://admin.twooceansmarathon.org.za/Identify.aspx by 25 November 2015. 
  • 12km entrants may log in at 10h00 on 26 November to finalise their payment, while 22km entrants may log in at 11h00 to do the same.
  • We accept credit cards or chip-enabled cheque / debit cards that have been activated for online purchases. Due to the high demand, we do not accept EFT payments.

Entries will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Runners who update their personal profiles & create their entry by 25 November are not guaranteed an entry, and will still be required to access the entry system when entries open at 10h00 on 26 November 2015 to pay before the entry limit is reached.

The “pre-entry” procedure is in place to facilitate a faster processing of entrants through the entry system.

Runners are also reminded of the one-time PIN (OTP) that will be sent to them from their banks before they are able to finalise their payment.

“Our online entry system is required to align with South African banks’ increased safety measures to counteract the rise in internet fraud. One of the measures in place is to send a one-time PIN to the credit card holder,” adds Vosloo.

“Runners who experience a delay in receiving their OTP should contact their credit card merchant, as this verification process takes place outside of the Two Oceans Marathon entry system. We do, however, urge runners to check that their online banking confirmation messages are delivered via SMS and not email, to speed up this process.”

For more information about the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and related events, please visit www.twooceansmarathon.org.za.  Runners can also join the events’ growing online communities onwww.facebook.com/TwoOceansMarathon, or @2OceansMarathon on Twitter and Instagram, and use the #OMTOM2016 and #RunAsOne hashtags.
 
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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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