#OMTOM2019 Trail Run - 24km SOLD OUT! 12km - 45 entries available

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Trail Runs

24km and 12km

19 April 2019

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Africa’s biggest running event and Cape Town’s most prestigious race also features one of the best Trail Runs anywhere in South Africa. The Old Mutual Two Oceans Trail Run (OMTOTR) boasts nestled pathways and dramatic landscapes through Newlands Forest to the lower slopes of Devil’s Peak and beyond. As such, OMTOTR is also acclaimed as one of the most scenic and spectacular Trail Runs anywhere in the world.

Trail Run participants start at the University of Cape Town (UCT) at the top of the celebrated Jammie Steps. From there, you’ll head to Newlands Forest, encountering an exciting and exacting route, whether you’re an adventurous beginner or more seasoned at tackling trails. Expect to encounter steep ascents, technical descents and everything in between!

In OMTOM 2018, clubs were invited to nominate a handful of promising trail runners for sponsorship. OMTOM was delighted to host these talented 18-to-21-year-old athletes, for whom the event would otherwise likely have been inaccessible. So gifted were these club-nominated trail athletes, that all of them secured a top-ten finish.

Kindly note: You have to be 18 years or older on Race Day in order to run the trail route.

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Entries Open 5 Dec 2018

12km Trail Run

DISTANCE

12km

ENTRY LIMIT

500

DATE

Good Friday, 19 April 2019

START TIME

8:40 TBC

START VENUE

Jameson Plaza, UCT

FINISH VENUE

UCT Rugby Fields, Upper Campus, Rondebosch

24km Trail Run

DISTANCE

24km

ENTRY LIMIT

500

DATE

Good Friday, 19 April 2019

START TIME

7:00

START VENUE

Jameson Plaza, UCT

FINISH VENUE

UCT Rugby Fields, Upper Campus, Rondebosch

Important Notes

The event is run under the auspices of the IAAF, Athletics South Africa and Western Province Athletics.

The Compulsory Equipment rule is strictly enforced, and there is an equipment check upon entering the Start Pen. If you do not have the required equipment with you, you will not be allowed to start the race.

In addition, there will be a gear check along the route to ensure that you still have the right kit.

  • Do not run with headphones or any animals.
  • Don’t run if you are sick!
  • Do not litter! Runners caught littering will be disqualified.
  • Seeding times need to be added to your profile by 18 March 2019 to be placed in the appropriate
  • Seeding batch. No changes will be made at Registration or on Race Day.

You are welcome to take photos, but step out of the way of other runners when you do.

Compulsory Equipment

12km
24km
  1. Water – carry at least 1 litre (we recommend a hydration pack).
  2. Food – banana / sandwich / energy bar(s).
  3. A fully charged cell phone, in a Ziploc bag, with the emergency number (021 937 0324) saved.
  4. Race Number, pinned to your shirt.
  5. Your timing chip, attached to your race number. You will receive a temporary one as part of your entry fee.
  6. Sunblock and hat recommended.
  1. Water – carry at least 2 litres (we recommend a hydration pack).
  2. Food – banana / sandwich / energy bar(s) that will fuel you for 24km.
  3. A fully charged cell phone, in a Ziploc bag, with the emergency number (021 937 0324) saved.
  4. A waterproof (sealed seams) jacket.
  5. Race Number, pinned to your shirt
  6. Your timing chip, attached to your race number. You will receive a temporary one as part of your entry fee.
  7. Sunblock and hat.

Route Details

Route
Markers
Title Sponsor
Old Mutual
Partner Sponsors
  • Adidas
  • City of Cape Town
  • Powerade
  • SABC Sport
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