Chappies still first-choice route for OMTOM

2015-05-05 06:00

According to the organisers of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon (OMTOM), Chapman’s Peak is still the preferred route for this race.

Following the devastating fires that raged along Cape Town’s Southern Peninsula, coupled with the regular closure of Chapman’s Peak due to high winds and threatening rock falls, there has been a question mark over the inclusion of Chappies in the OMTOM route.

The organisers of OMTOM are still hopeful that the Ultra Marathon will follow the normal route, but stress that runners’ safety remain a top priority in all planning.

“We continue to be in close contact with the City of Cape Town Disaster Management team and other key role players, and keep a finger on the pulse of all developments affecting our Ultra Marathon route, especially Chapman’s Peak,” says Carol Vosloo, general manager of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon NPC.

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra and half marathons are scheduled to take place on Easter Saturday 4 April. Some 27 000 runners are expected to participate in this event.

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