If you are counting down the days (213), hours (13) and minutes (21) until the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon 2016, you will be pleased to know that the event organisers will be releasing the entry dates later this month!It’s a nail-biting time for both local and international athletes who are desperate to secure their place on the World’s Most Beautiful Marathon, but the countdown to entry is officially on, and if you are going to be one of the 16,000 Half Marathon Runners or 11,000 Ultra Marathon Runners in 2016, you need to keep your eyes on the 2 Oceans Marathon Facebook page.
As always, the Two Oceans Marathon will be taking place over the Easter Weekend in 2016, with the EXPO running from 23rd March to 25th March, and the main event taking place on Saturday 26th March. If you are not quite ready for the 21km Half Marathon or the 52km Two Oceans Ultra Marathon, there are plenty of other events that you can take part in, here’s a breakdown of OMTOM week…
Wednesday 23rd – Friday 25th March 2016: Old Mutual 2 Oceans Marathon EXPO & Registration
A great place to meet other runners, shop for the latest running gear and accessories, and collect your all-important race pack, the OMTOM Expo is well worth a visit – even if you are not taking part in any of the running events.
Friday 25th March 2016: A Whole Lot of Runs!
Aptly named ‘Good Friday’, Friday 25th March is all about having fun. The Two Oceans Marathon International Friendship Run, a 5.6km walk/run through the city, is set to take place on this day, as is the 10km or 22km Trial Run, an off-road adventure for runners who like to hit the dirt, rather than the pavement! The little ones can also join in on Good Friday, with the OMTOM Nappy Dash and the Toddlers’ Trot.
Saturday 26th March 2016: Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon 2016
Today is the day you have been waiting for, and after months of hard work, discipline and training, you will finally get to tackle the world’s most beautiful marathon. Cape Town’s marathon really does deserve its title, and with sunshine (hopefully) and magnificent scenery to help you along the way, those 52km will be a breeze… Well, maybe not, but it certainly beats London!