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OLD MUTUAL TWO OCEANS HALF MARATHON
DATE 20 April 2019
TIME 05h50
ORGANISERS Two Oceans Marathon NPC
DISTANCE 21.1km,
PROVINCE Western Cape
START VENUE Outside SA Breweries,Main Road,Newlands
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Race Organiser
NUMBER
EMAIL info@twooceansmarathon.org.za
FAX
HOME NUMBER
WORK NUMBER 087-7405260
SECONDARY CONTACT
NAME
NUMBER
EMAIL
FAX
HOME NUMBER
WORK NUMBER
OLD MUTUAL TWO OCEANS HALF MARATHON

ENTRY DETAILS



Pre-entries: www.twooceansmarathon.org.za. Pre-entry is essential for this race and no late entries are accepted. For logistical and safety reasons the field is limited to 16 000 entrants and there is a ballot application process to get an entry for this extremely popular event. Substitution entries and limited seeding changes will be facilitated until 28 March 2019. Race number collection takes place at the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo at the CTICC, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town from 17 to 19 April 2019. Participants must bring proof of ID and entry confirmation, as well as their RaceTec timing chip to receive their race packs. RaceTec timing chips can be purchased at the Expo.




OLD MUTUAL TWO OCEANS HALF MARATHON

DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -33.9744438361482, 18.464584350585937 

Race Finish Coordinates: None

OLD MUTUAL TWO OCEANS HALF MARATHON

THE RUN


From the start, you head to Paradise Road and onto Edinburgh Drive, until Kendal Road and then make your way over the M3 Highway to Spaanschemat River Road.

After some fairly flat running, the Ladies Mile Extention leads half marathoners to the leafy suburbs of Constantia, ushering you towards the rather long and notorious uphill of Southern Cross Drive. With a little determination, and lots support along the way, you reach the top of this landmark, leaving just eight kilometres to go.

The Half Marathon then joins the Ultra Marathon route and runners get a chance to bask in the ‘big event’ feel brought by the 56km runners. From Kirstenbosch with only four kilometres to go, thoughts turn to the finish as you canter straight on down the hill. The route continues along the cool and beautiful tree-lined Rhodes Drive. At the 19th marker board there is a sharp upward turn to the left into Union Avenue. Here lies a challenging little rise known by many names but relished by few. This final surprise at the end of the race is the closing punctuation mark. With the end finally in sight, Union Avenue is the double carriageway that takes you to the University’s rugby fields and the finish. Remain in the left-hand lane, with the majestic slopes of Devil’s Peak tower alongside as you enter the Upper Campus of the University of Cape Town and earn your finisher’s medal.
 




PRIZES AND GIVE-AWAYS

The first 10 men and women get gold medals and prize money. All finishers within 01:30 get silver medals and all other finishers within the time limit get bronze. There are also various age category and team prizes.



FACILITES

The well-attended Expo at the Good Hope Centre in Cape Town is open three days prior to the race. There are toilets, showers, food vendors and refreshments at the UCT finish. Parking is adequate and there is a tog-bag tent, beer tent with a big screen TV as well as a club gazebo area. An official race photographer is in attendance. A shuttle bus provides free transport from the finish to the car parks at the neighbouring schools.

OLD MUTUAL TWO OCEANS HALF MARATHON

MEDIA RELEASE
Race Name Release Date Media Release
OLD MUTUAL TWO OCEANS HALF MARATHON

ORGANISER
NAME Two Oceans Marathon NPC
PROVINCE Western Province
EMAIL entries@twooceansmarathon.org.za
WEBSITE www.twooceansmarathon.org.za
ADDRESS

CONTACT PERSON
NAME Stephanie Schultzen
PROVINCE
EMAIL
NUMBER
ADDRESS

RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
Western Cape Old Mutual Two Oceans Fun Runs 19 April 2019 UCT Rugby Fields Upper Campus Rondebosch Race Organiser
Western Cape Old Mutual Two Oceans 24 km & 12 km Trail Run 19 April 2019 UCT Grounds Jameson Plaza Race Organiser
Western Cape Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon 20 April 2019 Cnr Main Road & Dean Street Newlands Race Organiser
OLD MUTUAL TWO OCEANS HALF MARATHON

EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon has been consistently ranked in a number of our surveys as a well organised and well presented event. This is a race worthy of the praise and recognition that it gets. The event has become very popular over the last few years and deserves to find a place on any runner's ‘must do’ calendar. To ease congestion the race organisers split the start into three waves, lining up from the start at Newlands Pool on Main Road, with the last batch ending up near Dean Street.

On completing 10 Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathons you will be awarded a permanent light blue number at the finish. This award now carries the same privileges as the Blue Number earned in the Ultra Marathon. It is compulsory to wear a RaceTec timing chip for this event - no chip, no result. The Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon is the biggest in the country and broke all records in 2015 when entries closed in just hours. The race celebrates its 22nd anniversary in 2019.



Time Limit: 03:10

Finishers: 14300

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