Route changes for OMTOM

2015-05-05 06:00

After weeks of intense discussions and close collaboration with the City of Cape Town and key stakeholders, it was confirmed that the Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon (OMTOM) on Saturday 4 April will run along the detour route of Ou Kaapse Weg, organisers said in a press release.

“This is not a decision that was made lightly,” says Carol Vosloo, general manager of the Two Oceans Marathon NPC.

“We are responsible for every single runner on race day, so all decisions were made with this in mind. The Ou Kaapse Weg detour route starts in Main Road, Newlands.

The distance remains the same.

Despite the route change, Old Mutual’s R1 million bonus remains in place, rewarding the winning male and female runners who respectively breaks the 56 km Ultra Marathon record. The men’s record of 3:03:44 was set in 1988 by road running legend Thompson Magawana, while Frith van der Merwe set the women’s record a year later in 1989 when she ran 3:30:36

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