Online entries for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Trail Runs open on Monday 22 February. The event offers an 8km and an 18km (official distance) route and takes place on Good Friday, before the fun runs. Entries are limited to 400 in the 8km and 400 in the 18km. Click here
to enter online.
Both routes start from the UCT grounds and will take runners along the lower slopes of Devils Peak and adjacent forests. Beginner trail runners should enter the 8km event, as trail running times are often double that of road running. This is due to the variable terrain and the steep ascents and descents. Trail runners should wear trail shoes for better grip and carry their own hydration – a bladder pack or hip belt. Click here
to download the route map (size 157kb).
The race will be held under the auspices of the Two Oceans Marathon Association and will finish just in time for the start of the fun runs on Good Friday, the day before the ultra and half marathons. The trail runs will start at 07h15, with expected finishing times from 08h15 to 10h15, depending on the distance.
All trail related questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
. There is a wealth of information on the SA trail running scene at www.trailrunning.co.za