How did this happen? Just the other day we were planning our entries opening dates and now you're already thinking about tapering!

We hope your training has been going as planned and that your nutrition is on point for a hassle-free Race Day in a few weeks' time.

IF YOU HAVEN'T YET UPDATED YOUR DETAILS: If you have already updated all your personal, club and qualifier details - thank you! If you haven't, don't forget that tomorrow, 23 February 2016, is YOUR LAST CHANCE to finalise your substitution entry, or to update your running club or Ultra qualifier information. Don't be left disappointed; u
pdate your details or you may lose your entry!

To help you capture your last-minute details before the 23 February deadline, our Race Office will be open until 19h00 on Monday, 22 February. Please call us on 0861 262326 or 021 799 3040 if you need any assistance.

Read on for other essential OMTOM news and information.

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


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important news snippets

Ultra Marathon

ULTRA MARATHON SUBSTITUTION ENTRIES & PROFILE UPDATES:  Please update your Club and Qualifier details, or finalise your substitution entry by 23 February. Click here to log into your profile.

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 close on 23 February 2016. Click here for more info.

Half Marathon

SUBSTITUTION ENTRIES & SEEDING CHANGES CLOSE ON 23 FEBRUARY. Click here for more info or log in to submit your recent results or to finalise your substitution entry, if you have one.


CORPORATE HOSPITALITY SITE. Have an exclusive presence at the OMTOM finish line where you can entertain your staff, VIPs and athletes. Email for details.


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.

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old mutual two oceans marathon expo

Step inside one of South Africa's largest running-related expos. The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo welcomes over 55,000 people to experience the ultimate shopping experience for runners and supporters. Visit giant pop-up stores by the world's top running brands; check out the latest in running technology or just stock up on last minute race day essentials. It’s the perfect mix of big event buzz to distract you from your pre-race jitters. Located at the CTICC – Expo times are March 23, 24 (09:00 – 19:00) and March 25 (08:00 – 17:00). Do you have products or services you'd like to exhibit at this show? Get in touch with the show organisers via



OMTOM participants are required to complete a medical questionnaire upon entering, allowing our medical team to identify any runners at risk and privately communicating with them regarding the most appropriate medical action plan. The reality is that medical conditions and physical fitness change over time. If any aspect of your health has changed, if you have been diagnosed with a new condition, if you've changed medication or recently been ill, please update your online medical profile again. This allows us to provide you with the best possible medical advice in the build-up to Race Day... click here for more info



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!



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!



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.



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, and runners who tell us about the athletes that inspire them to do better every day.

Eugene Lenford is one such runner, and his contribution to the running community has inspired Rae-Lynn Fletcher to contact us. You can read more of these stories on our website, and you may email us to tell us about the person who helps you to be a better runner.

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