MEDIA RELEASE: Entries for the World’s Most Beautiful Half Marathon open on Saturday, 14 November 2015
(Cape Town, 10 November 2015) The third and final wave of online entries for the 2016 Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon open at 10am on Saturday, 14 November 2015.
A limited number of entries have already opened for Blue Number Club members (runners that have completed more than 10 Ultra or Half Marathons), while a further limited number of entries will be available to members of South African running clubs on Wednesday, 11 November. The balance of the 16 000 entries will be made available from 10am on 14 November, and the entry limit is expected to be reached within hours.
General entries for the Half Marathon have moved to a Saturday subsequent to feedback from runners who found it difficult to enter on a week day due to work obligations.
The Half Marathon will take place on Easter Saturday, 26 March 2016.
Half Marathon participants do not need to qualify to run, but they may submit their best 10km, 15km or 21.1km times achieved from 1 July 2015 to improve their seeding.
South African Half Marathon entrants are not required to belong to a running club and will be prompted to purchase a temporary license for R35 upon entering, if necessary. Runners who don’t already own a RaceTec Timing Chip will also be prompted to purchase one for R120.
The cost of a Half Marathon entry is R140 for South African residents. Entrants may purchase a technical running t-shirt from adidas as part of their entry, at an additional R289.
Online queueing system
In an effort to alleviate pressure on the online entry system, and to give runners a fair chance to enter, the organisers are once again making use of an online queueing system that was successfully implemented in 2014, ahead of the 2015 Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon.
For more information on the entry process, dates and deadlines, please visit www.twooceansmarathon.org.za. Runners can also join the online conversation on www.facebook.com/TwoOceansMarathon, or on @2OceansMarathon on Twitter and Instagram (or by following and using the #OMTOM2016 and #RunAsOne hashtags).
Issued by: Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Media Office
On behalf of: Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon
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Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Media Office
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