The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon takes place this Easter Saturday, 4th April 2015 in Cape Town, and is known globally as “the world’s most beautiful and scenic marathon”. It’s also one of the toughest, with the route taking runners over the steep Chapman’s Peak and Constantia Nek.
The two main events are the Ultra Marathon, 56 km (35 miles) and the popular Half Marathon, 21 km (13 miles). Inaugurated in 1970, this competition had a mere 26 runners lining up to face the unknown challenge. Fast forward 45 years, the race now hosts up to 11,000 runners on the Main Ultra Marathon and 16,000 on the Half Marathon.
This magnificent marathon kicks off at 06:30am on the Main Road of Newlands and continues to Muizenburg and Fish Hoek, over breath-taking Chapmans Peak Drive, through Hout Bay and over Constantia Neck before heading to the finishing line at the University of Cape Town. The cut off time of 13:30pm gives entrants plenty of time to complete the run.
The Half Marathon kicks off from the Main Road in Newlands at 06:00am and winds through the beautiful Southern Suburbs before ending at the University with a cut off time of 09:20am.
Both marathons will have water stations and medical point’s en-route. Read more.
In addition to the main events on Easter Saturday, 4th April 2015, Good Friday is also a day that celebrates all things running with fun runs for the kids and trail runs for beginners, so don’t miss out on the fun with the family. And, if you are travelling through or you have a loved one running in one of the races there are great spectator spots to ‘cheer on the crowd’ as they run past! An exciting event for all, whether you are running or not!
Written by: Michelle Lewis-Loubser – Acacia Sales and Marketing