JUST UNDER 40 DAYS TO GO!

The days are speeding by, and we hope you are feeling confident about your Race Day preparation.

But before you get carried away by all the excitement - please don't forget to update your 2016 running club details and qualifier results if you have entered the Ultra Marathon. You only have 8 days left to do this, and if you fail to update your profile before 23 February 2016, you will lose your entry.
Avoid the last-minute rush. Update your details today!

Please read below for everything you need to know as we make our final preparations for Race Day.

Happy running and until next week!
The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Organising Team


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important news snippets

Ultra Marathon

 
DON'T LOSE YOUR ULTRA ENTRY!  Please update your Club and Qualifier details by 23 February to ensure your place at the start line on 26 March 2016. Click here and update your entry details TODAY!

Ultra Marathon

 
JOIN THE ULTRA WAITING LIST!  Did the Ultra entry closure catch you by surprise? Click here to join the OMTOM Ultra waiting list, but remember that an entry isn't guaranteed.

Runners' Village

 
HELP A FELLOW RUNNER REALISE HIS/HER OMTOM DREAM. Runners' Village applications are still open, and we have increased the number of runners we can accommodate. Click here for more info.

Half Marathon

 
IMPROVE YOUR SEEDING. Your recent 10km, 15km or 21.1km result can earn you a better start time. Click here for more info and submit your results today!

Gazebo

 
GAZEBO BOOKINGS OPEN 16 FEBRUARY 2016. Running Clubs - be sure to secure your spot on the OMTOM finish line. These bookings run out quickly! Click here for details.

Charity

 
ARE YOU RUNNING FOR CHARITY? If you are running to raise funds for charity, we'd love to hear from you. Please click here to complete a very short survey.

EVENT
STATUS
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.


Corporate Bookings


 

CORPORATE BOOKING SITE AVAILABLE

Do you want your company to have an exclusive presence at the OMTOM finish line where you can entertain your staff, VIPs and athletes as they finish their race?

We have one corporate hospitality site available.

Please email
sales@twooceansmarathon.org.za for more information on this hospitality spot or to book your exclusive space.



Refreshment

 

SPONSOR A REFRESHMENT STATION

There are many Refreshment stations on the OMTOM Ultra and Half Marathon routes on Race Day, offering encouragement, cold drinks, and sometimes even a snack.

YOUR business now has the opportunity to sponsor such a refreshment station and be a part of the Race Day vibe.


There are ONLY two spots left. Please email us at sales@twooceansmarathon.org.za for more information.



 

MEDICAL NEWSFLASH: INTRODUCTION

Do you have a minor (or potentially major) niggle you're worried about as you count down to Race Day? Do you have any pre-race concerns, or an existing condition that may hamper your race?

The OMTOM Medical Team has created a series of Medical Newsflashes to answer your most common concerns, and over the next few weeks they will address topics like Health Screening, Injury, Cramping, Gastro, Skin Ailments and more... 
click here for more info



 

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 provisional race time.

Simply click below to pre-order by 23 March 2016, and have your medal engraved on the finish field on Race Day. Numbers are limited and pre-ordered on a first-come-first-served basis.



 

GUN TO MAT TIMING

One of the most frequent questions we receive is whether the OMTOM Ultra and Half Marathons are timed from Gun to Mat or from Mat to Mat.

In short, we abide by the rules of the IAAF, which stipulate that our races must be timed from Gun to Mat.

What exactly is Gun to Mat timing? Click here for an explanation, together with some practical examples and a case study.



 

OMTOM GOODIE BAG: GET BRAND EXPOSURE

DID YOU KNOW: The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo sees more than 50,000 visitors over the course of three days, and approximately 29,000 goodie bags are handed out to OMTOM participants during this time.

The OMTOM goodie bag is therefore the perfect tool to maximise exposure for your brand to a captive audience. Please click here for more on the benefits of goodie bag sampling and how you can get involved.



 

INSPIRING RUNNERS

Inspirational runners come in all shapes and sizes, and everyone's story is uniquely different.  From runners overcoming illness and adversity, to former couch potatoes that have discovered the thrill of the open road... we feature inspirational stories on our website and social networks almost daily.

Tendai Ngandu is one such runner, whose weekly "couch to Half Marathon" blog keeps us entertained and inspired! Read hers, and other stories on our website.



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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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