Africa’s biggest running event, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, celebrates their 50th milestone year, with the launch of the inaugural 2 X 28 km Relay, adding to an already exciting array of celebration events.
Marking 50 years of running ‘Oceans’, this new addition signals a new era, with innovation becoming the hallmark of South Africa’s leading mass participation event,’ says Rodney Maharage, Two Oceans Marathon Board chairperson. We welcome the nearly 30 000 professional athletes and running enthusiasts from 80 countries who will be taking part in the half and ultra-marathon in this special edition of the event.
“Cape Town is honoured to host the world-renowned Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (OMTOM) as it celebrates a magnificent milestone – its 50th anniversary”, says Executive Mayor Dan Plato.
“Events such as the OMTOM are a major boost for the local tourism industry, which currently employs an estimated 150 000 people with potential for further growth.
The City’s long-standing partnership with the race is set to continue as the City of Cape Town has extended its collaboration which will see our sponsorship continue until 2021.
Cape Town is the World’s Leading Festival and Events Destination and events such as these serve to confirm our ability to host major gatherings and tournaments.
Sporting events provide fantastic recreational opportunities for our residents and create a significant amount of revenue for the city and province.
I am sure runners and spectators will once again have an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
We express our gratitude to the organisers and wish them well with an incredible event.”
WHERE: Start point : Main Road in Newlands and Finish: University of Cape Town (UCT).
56 km: The route remains the same as usual. From the start in Newlands along the Main Road to Fish Hoek, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay, Constantia Nek, Rhodes Drive, and Union Avenue to the finish at UCT. An IAAF graded course measurer has certified the route. A sign will mark every kilometer of the route. The course is 56 km (35 miles).