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New course for Cape Town Marathon

Cape Town Marathon

Runners wanting to experience the stunning new routes for the Cape Town Marathon and Cape Town 10km, which include parts of the popular Fan Walk, have just 5 days left to enter before the 5pm deadline on Monday 9 September.

The events on Sunday 22 September 2013 will follow new routes after the Race Organisers were advised to make changes owing to the construction of a MyCiti Bus terminus in Adderley Street, which traditionally hosts the start. The 42.2km and 10km races now start and finish on the Cape Town Stadium’s Forecourt.

Event organisers are excited about the start and finish venue being in the same place and see it as a huge positive for the race in that the Cape Town Stadium Forecourt is central and highly accessible to runners and spectators alike. Not only is the Forecourt a central location; there is also ample parking and accessibility to close by amenities.

The Forecourt start and finish brings a slight change to the route, with 42.2km runners exiting Green Point down Somerset Road and along the Fan Walk and the 10km runners doing a loop through the V&A Waterfront. The Marathon will continue on through the CBD, towards the Southern Suburbs, looping around Rondebosch Common before redirecting runners back via Observatory and Pinelands to the City Bowl. The routes reunite along the Fan Walk and take participants along Beach Road, past the Mouille Point Lighthouse, through the Green Point Urban Park to the finish.

The Cape Town Marathon is encouraging runners to join supporting family and friends and relax at the picturesque Forecourt once they have completed their race. Entertainment, as well as food and refreshments will be available for purchase.  The City of Cape Town’s Come and Play programme will also be available to keep children entertained.

Beat the looming entry deadline and enter the Cape Town Marathon or Cape Town 10km at www.capetownmarathon.com.

Race packs can be collected at Registration; which takes place at the Cape Town Stadium in the ‘Player’s Mixing Zone’, Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point on Friday, 20 September from10:00 – 19:00 and on Saturday, 21 September from 10:00 – 17:00. Here runners must present proof of entry or identification in order to receive their race numbers, timing chip, t-shirts for those runners who purchased them on entry, and all relevant race information.

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Two Oceans Marathon Expo 2013

Two Oceans Marathon Expo

Two Oceans Marathon Expo

Bigger and better: 2013 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo opens its doors at CTICC

More than 50 000 visitors are expected to walk through the doors of the 2013 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo at its brand new home at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) between 27 and 29 March 2013. The Expo has moved to the CTICC for the first time in the history of the event.

All runners need to collect their race numbers for the Two Oceans Trail Run, International Friendship Run, Half and Ultra-Marathon events at the Expo which is open to the public and is free of charge. All participants need to bring their RaceTec chip to register.  Runners who register on Wednesday and Thursday stand a chance to win one of ten free entries per day to any Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon event for 2014 and be entered into a lucky draw to win a trip for two to the Victoria Falls Marathon in July 2013.

Bigger and better seems to be the theme for the 2013 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon with the Ultra Marathon securing over 10 000 entries, making it the biggest field in the event’s 44 year history.  With the move to the CTICC, the Expo promises to appeal to more than just runners as more than 100 lifestyle exhibitors will be present including top sporting brands, apparel, supplements, outdoor adventure sports and sporting tours.

Title sponsor Old Mutual will be inviting visitors to meet their Virtual Coach, Norrie Williamson for some last minute race tips, or check cholesterol and general health with trained professionals. Runners who need foot massages before the big day or supporters who would like personalised posters are encouraged to visit the Old Mutual stand.

Robert Mafuna, the Marketing Executive Group Sponsorship & Events at Old Mutual says, “Old Mutual looks forward to meeting all participants and supporters and wish all the runners a fantastic run. Their participation in this event ensures that we continue to “Do Great Things” together.”

New technical sponsor, adidas, will be showcasing their range of technical running gear including the revolutionary new cushioning technology, BOOST™.  The stand will feature a comfortable lounge area where runners can meet adidas brand ambassadors such as Janez Vermeiren, Liezel van der Westhuizen and Nigel Pierce. Technical reps will conduct free foot scans, and runners can share their goals on the custom-built adidas commitment wall.

Parking is available in the following areas, Wednesday 27 March to Friday 29 March:

·         CTICC on-site parking in P1 or P3 (Visitors are advised to exchange their parking entry ticket for a discounted parking ticket at the CTICC parking desk at the exit of the Expo — R30 per day.)
·         V&A Waterfront – open parking area at the entrance to the V&A Waterfront off Coen Steytler Ave opposite the Caltex Garage with a shuttle service running to and from the CTICC.  (Cost R10 on entry to the parking area.)
·         Table-Bay Boulevard parking – under the elevated freeways, accessed from DF Malan Street  (Cost R15 on entry to the parking area.)

Additional parking only open on Friday, 29 March:

·         CTICC using the Convention Towers  parking area — accessible via P3 (Visitors are advised to exchange their parking entry ticket for a discounted parking ticket at the CTICC parking desk at the exit of the Expo — R30 per day.)
·         On street parking and open parking areas in the vicinity of the CTICC (Visitors to follow pedestrian routes and cross roads with care obeying all traffic officers and marshals.)

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo will open from 10:00 – 19:00 on Wednesday, 27 March and Thursday, 28 March. On Friday, 29 March it will open from 09:00 – 17:00. For more information, please visit www.twooceansmarathon.org.za.

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Marathon 2013 February entry deadline

Cape Peninsula Marathon

Cape Peninsula Marathon

The Cape Peninsula marathon and half marathon take place on Sunday 17 February and runners are reminded to enter online at www.topevents.co.za or pick up an entry form at any Sportsmans Warehouse, who will also be accepting entries at the till points.

Over 1 500 entries have been received to date and race organisers are expecting a record field to line up for the event.  Runners must enter before Sunday 3 February as no late entries will be taken after this date and no substitutions, upgrades or downgrades will be allowed.

The event is organised by Celtic Harriers in association with Top Events and the 42km marathon is an official qualifier for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and Comrades, with many runners using it not only as their qualifier but also as their long training run.

The marathon starts in Green Point Main Road at 05h15, while the half marathon starts from the Bergvliet Sports Club at 07h00.  Both routes offer runners a fast, flat and scenic run through to the finish at the Naval Sports Grounds in Simon’s Town.

Two runners stand the chance of each winning an all-expenses paid trip to the Victoria Falls Marathon or Half Marathon in July 2013 just by entering the Cape Peninsula 42km or 21km.  All entrants’ names will go into a special lucky draw the day before the event and the winners will be informed ahead of race day.

Runners can also purchase their branded moisture management New Balance event T-shirt online when they enter.

Participants’ donations and a portion of proceeds from this event will be donated to the Beth Uriel Home and the Pink Drive.  The Beth Uriel Home provides assistance and shelter for marginalised youngsters between 15 to 22 years through various development programmes.

The Pink Drive is a non-profit organisation committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education and offering services to women around South Africa, particularly those who do not have access to information.

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Cape Town Marathon Olympic qualifier

This year’s Cape Town Marathon on Sunday 25 September will be used by some of the country’s top runners as one of the official qualifiers for the Olympics in London in 2012. The marathon’s fast, flat route is expected to attract a quality field of runners from all over South African, but also offers other […]

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Cape Town Marathon Limits Field

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Cape Town Marathon Relay 2011

The new Green Point Urban Park will host a fun 5 x 4.2km relay at 14h30 on Heritage Day, 24 September 2011, as part of the Cape Town Marathon weekend. Western Province Athletics (WPA) introduced the event to help rebuild a road-running relay culture in South Africa and the race is targeted at running clubs, […]

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Cape Town Marathon Deadline Extended

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Kenyan wins Cape Town Marathon

Augustine Amos Maiyo (Mr Price) clocked an Olympic Qualifying time of 2:14:55 to beat a top field, including South African marathon record holder Gert Thys, and claim the R25 000 first prize at the Aca Joe Cape Town Marathon 2011 on Sunday 25 September. Maiyo saw off the challenge of defending champion Thys and fellow Kenyan […]

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