ARE YOU GEARING UP FOR 2016?

Hi there!

WOW - November was quite a month! Entries for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon and Trail Runs opened and closed - reaching their respective entry limits within hours - while sales of Ultra Marathon entries continue to sell as expected. There are less than 3 000 Ultra Marathon entries still available, and we expect the 11 000 entry limit to be reached before the 23 February 2016 closing date, so don't delay!

With just over 110 days to go until Race Day, the OMTOM team is currently hard at work to ensure that you get to enjoy another great event in 2016. We have some exciting projects up our sleeve, so keep an eye on our 
Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as our website, for all the latest news.

In other news, join us in congratulating Dr David Maralack and Ms Caroline Peters, who were recently appointed as the Two Oceans Marathon NPC Chairperson and Vice Chairperson respectively. They bring with them a wealth of experience, and are both passionate about running and sports development. We look forward to working with them and the rest of the 2015/2016 Board of Directors. Read all about it
here.

The December holidays are almost upon us. Please be safe in your travels and training. See you on the road and trails!

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


OMTOM 2016 ENTRies UPDATE

EVENT
STATUS
Ultra Marathon
Log in to enter before the 11 000 entry limit is reached, and remember to add your outstanding details (e.g. running club, qualifier & updated medical information) before 23 February 2016.
Half Marathon
Charity entries currently open. Substitution entries open at 10h00 on
11 January 2016.
Trail Runs FULL. Substitution entries open at 10h00 on 11 January 2016.
Fun Runs Entries for the 56m Nappy Dash, 300m Toddlers' Trot, as well as the 2.1km and 5.6km Fun Runs will open at 10h00 on 25 January 2016.


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Ultra Route

 

qualify for the ultra!

Don't forget: Your Ultra Marathon entry is ONLY secure if you add the necessary qualifying information by 23 February 2016. No exceptions!

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.

Remember:  23 February 2016 is also the deadline for updates to your running club, medical profile, etc. Do not miss this deadline! 

Ultra Route

 

HALF MARATHON CHARITY ENTRIES

Half Marathon Charity Entries opened on 23 November 2015 and these entries are selling like hotcakes, with some charities already sold out!

If you would like to run for a good cause, please
click here to view the list of charities with available entries and contact them directly.

Note that the entry fee varies per charity, and depends on whether or not you are required to raise additional funds.




 

RUNNERS' VILLAGE APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN!

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. 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.



 

CLUB GAZEBO BOOKINGS OPEN FEB 2016

Club Gazebo Bookings will open at 10h00 on 2 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.

More information with regards to Club Gazebo Bookings will be shared early in the New Year. Meanwhile, ensure that your Running Club details are up to date by clicking the link below...




 

SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US

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

We have received so many amazing stories in the past few weeks, including the heartfelt piece submitted by Seleste Venter in honour of her dad. If you have a story to tell, please share it with us. We can't wait to hear from you and share YOUR story with the running community!