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TOM 2020 cancelled amid COVID-19 pandemic
TOM 2020 cancelled amid COVID-19 pandemic

15 March 2020

Following an emergency meeting of the Two Oceans Marathon NPC board on Saturday, it was unanimously decided that all Two Oceans Marathon events scheduled for 8-11 April 2020 would be cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the global spread of the coronavirus.

“We have been monitoring the status of the novel coronavirus pandemic as events have unfolded internationally and locally, and we’ve consulted with public health experts and authorities,” explains Race Director Debra Barnes.

“The health and safety of the competitors, staff, sponsors and the global community are paramount and an event of this scale poses far too great a risk to continue. Guided by this priority and global best practice, the TOM NPC has made the difficult decision to cancel the world’s most beautiful ultramarathon for 2020.”

Two Oceans Marathon acknowledges that many runners will be disappointed at the cancellation of TOM2020, and is committed to ensuring a spectacular race experience for all role-players at next year’s event.

Further information will be made available in due course and we will be in direct communication with the runners who had entered the 2020 Two Oceans Marathon.

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The Two Oceans Marathon Media Office: or 087 742 0210



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