50 DAYS TO GO!

Can you feel the excitement? The 2016 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon is 50 days away and we cannot wait to welcome you to the world's most beautiful marathon start line at the end of March.

Speaking of countdowns, here's an important reminder: If you have entered the Ultra Marathon, please don't forget to update your 2016 running club details and qualifier results. You only have 19 days left to do this, and if you fail to update your profile before 23 February 2016, you will lose your entry. Read below for more on this important reminder.


We are making our final preparations for Race Week, and to ensure that you are fully prepared for the #OMTOM2016 event, you will receive a weekly newsletter from now on.

Here's wishing you a fit, fast and injury-free training as you count down to Race Day.

All the best,
The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Organising Team


OMTOM 2016 ENTRies UPDATE

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Ultra Marathon, Half Marathon & Trail Runs
ENTRIES ARE FULL. Click here to view the Substitution Entries process. If you have already entered, remember to add your outstanding details (e.g. running club, qualifier & updated medical information) before Tuesday, 23 February 2016.
Fun Runs Entries for the 56m Nappy Dash, 300m Toddlers' Trot, as well as the 2.1km and 5.6km Fun Runs are now open. At just R30 per entry, this is the perfect opportunity to run together as a family. Click here for more information and to enter.


track your runner(s) on race day via the old mutual app



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Ultra Route

 

DON'T LOSE YOUR ULTRA ENTRY!

Your Ultra Marathon entry is ONLY secure if you add your 2016 Running Club details, qualifier results, medical info and other profile updates by Tuesday, 23 February 2016. You will forfeit your entry if you miss this deadline.

Please
click here to view the list of races that count as Ultra Qualifiers, and please email us if you want to check whether your favourite race can be added to the list.

Do not miss this important deadline! 

Ultra Route

 

JOIN THE ULTRA ENTRY WAITING LIST

Do you have an updated profile, completed with your 2016 running club information and qualifier results? Did you get caught out by the unexpected early closure of the Ultra Marathon entries? This may be your lucky day!

A limited number of Ultra entries may become available after 23 February, and by joining the Ultra entry waiting list, you may secure your place at the Ultra start line after all. Please
click here to join the waiting list. Entries will be allocated on a first come first served basis, and joining the waiting list does not guarantee an entry.

Ultra Route

 

GET A BETTER HALF MARATHON START TIME

Did you know that your 10km, 15km or 21.1km Half Marathon result achieved between 1 July 2015 and 22 February 2016 can be used to earn an earlier start time?

Please
click here to see how Half Marathon seeding is calculated.

Don't forget: your result must be uploaded to your personal profile before 23 February, and we cannot facilitate any seeding changes after this date.



 

MORE SPACE IN THE RUNNERS' VILLAGE!

Every year, the OMTOM team provides accommodation and meals to a group of athletes who would normally not be able to participate in the world's most beautiful marathon.

Applications for the Runners' Village are now open and we have increased the number of athletes we can accommodate. Clubs are welcome to apply on behalf of their less-privileged runners,
provided that they are unemployed or earn less than R3 000 per month.



 

GAZEBO BOOKINGS OPEN on 16 FEB 2016

Club Gazebo Bookings will open at 10h00 on 16 February 2016. Running clubs hoping to secure a Gazebo spot at the OMTOM finish line must not delay when bookings open, as these spots are snapped up within minutes.

Running Clubs: Clubs can only book one stand each, and due a number of finish line changes, we have been able to add an additional seating stand.

Stands cost R400 each, and the proceeds will be allocated to our official charity arm, the Two Oceans Marathon Initiative (TOMI).




 

BE INSPIRED BY THE OMTOM VIDEO SERIES

Have you subscribed to our YouTube Channel yet? From inspriring stories and race information, to advice on how to choose the perfect running shoe and everything in between, be sure to watch these videos and share them with your own social networks to spread the #RunAsOne message. We also upload the videos to our Facebook page, so you don't have to miss a thing!



 

VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN!

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon's volunteers are important members of the extended OMTOM family. Whether at the Expo or on Race Day, this is your chance to pay it forward and be an integral part of the world's most beautiful marathon.

Volunteer applications are now open. Please click the link below to apply. Our team will contact you after reviewing your application. We look forward to hearing from you!



 

PRE-ORDER YOUR MEDAL ENGRAVING

There's no sweeter moment than receiving your well-earned medal after finishing a race.

Now you have the opportunity to turn your OMTOM Ultra, Half or Trail medal into a personalised momento by having it engraved with your race time.

Simply click below to pre-order, and have your medal engraved on the finish field on Race Day.



 

DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL?

Inspirational runners come in all shapes and sizes, and everyone's story is uniquely different.

From inspiring tales of weightloss and achieving running greatness through lifestyle changes, to overcoming personal tragedy and severe illness like Lloyd Jacobs who took to the road again after open heart surgery, read our runners' stories and share yours with us. We can't wait to hear from you and share YOUR journey with the running community!



Visit www.twooceansmarathon.org.za for the latest event information.
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Contact us on 0861 2OCEAN / 0861 262326 (SA callers only) / +27 21 799 3040.
Email us at info@twooceansmarathon.org.za.


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