Two Oceans deadline

Runners are reminded to get their entries in for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon before the February 18 deadline in order to secure their place in the 56km ultra-marathon and 21km half-marathon.

Runners are reminded to get their entries in for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon before the February 18 deadline in order to secure their place in the 56km ultra-marathon and 21km half-marathon.

Various representatives from the race office will be at major marathons around the country on Sunday, February 17 to take entries before the closing deadline - the Pick 'n Pay Marathon in Bedfordview, Hillcrest Marathon in Durban and the Puma Peninsula Marathon in Cape Town.

The quickest way to enter is online at www.twooceansmarathon.org.zaand hand-delivered entries will be accepted until the evening of February 18.

Postal entries will only be accepted if they are date stamped with the deadline date.

Any runners who are running their qualifying event on Sunday, February 17, will have until midnight on February 17 to enter online. Race organisers have stressed that no late entries will be received.

According to race director Rowyn James, close to 3000 entries have been processed in the ultra and 7000 in the half-marathon.

"We expect these figures to more than double in the next week as more than half the race entries are usually received in the week leading up to closing date," said James.

For those participants wanting to be a part of this prestigious event, there are also various fun runs that take place on Friday, March 21 at the University of Cape Town sports fields. Participants can chose from a 2,5km, a 5km and an 8km run or walk. There's also a 56m nappy dash for children aged under 3 and a toddlers' trot for those aged three to six. - Sapa

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