Nearly 21 000 runners will line up for this year’s Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. The half marathon will have just over 11 600 runners and the ultra just under 9 000 runners, making it the biggest field in the event’s history. The event will be televised live on SABC 2 from 05h30 through to 14h00.
The following spots are great for watching the race and taking Cape Town’s amazing scenery:
• Main Road – Lakeside
• Fish Hoek – Kommetjie Road
• Silvermine Road intersection
• Noordhoek Village – start of Chapman’s Peak
• Constantia Nek (there’ll be a big screen up)
• Cecelia Forest – along Rhodes Drive
• Kirstenbosch Gardens
• Union Avenue towards UCT
As part of the Old Mutual Two Oceans festival of running, Nedbank has recognised that just under 9 000 ultra marathon runners taking on the challenge to beat their personal best or simply conquer the 56km deserve some extra support and recognition. All participants’ supporters, family and friends are invited to come and watch the action and cheer their heroes through the Nedbank Green Mile. Located at the crest of Constantia Nek on Hout Bay’s Main Road, the spectator spot is the “must visit spot” on the route. The site will host five entertainment hot spots, including three DJs, a live band, African drummers, dancing girls and guys, race commentators, a big screen for all the live TV action and much more.
Castle Lite’s gig rig is also out on the route and SA Breweries is inviting the runners to run the half marathon dressed like “Ice” and they stand a chance to win R10 000. Castle Lite representatives will snap “Ice Lookalikes” at the finish line and upload pictures of them onto their “Cool as Ice” Facebook fan page. The coolest “Ice” wins R10 000 based on votes received on Facebook. Visit www.facebook.com/pages/Castle-Lite-Cool-as-Ice/112860678725044.htm
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Venue: Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo at the Good Hope Centre
Date: Wednesday 31 March & Thursday 1 April 2010
Time: 10h00 to 18h00
Venue: UCT Fields
Date: Friday 2 April 2010
Time: 10h00 to 16h00
Venue: UCT Fields
Date: Saturday 3 April 2010
Time: 08h00 to 15h00
Kirstenbosch provides the perfect picnic setting for the final Old Mutual Summer Sunset Concert on Sunday 4 April. This concert is a collaboration between Gang of Instrumentals, Tidal Waves and Tumi. Purchase your tickets online at www.webtickets.co.za and visit www.oldmutual.co.za/music for more info.