substitution entry process provides runners who can no longer participate, the
opportunity to “hand over” their entry to another runner.
This is an
especially valuable tool for those runners who missed out on entering but still
hope to make it to the Half Marathon or Trail Run start line.
provide an important logistical function that contributes to athletes’ safety
on race day: Runners
withdraw for a number of reasons, but it’s not just a small matter of handing
your race number over to a friend. Each
runner’s personal profile - which includes important medical and emergency
information - is linked to his/her race number, and the substitution process
facilitates the linking of a newly-issued number to the new participant.
Not following the proper substitution procedure could have
life-threatening consequences, as emergency personnel rely on the accuracy of
the information linked to an athlete’s race number.
As race organisers, we are
responsible for the safety of over 27 000 runners, and urge all athletes to not
only follow the proper procedures, but to also take responsibility for the
accuracy of their personal, emergency and medical information.The substitution entry process
withdrawing runner must log into the online system and click on the
“substitute” button. A voucher number
will be displayed and an email containing this voucher number will be
voucher number plus your race number must be forwarded to the new runner who
intends to take your entry.
withdrawing runner ONLY gives up his/her entry.
The RaceTec Chip and extra purchases must still be collected by the
original entry fee is not refundable.
new runner must take the voucher number, log into the online entry system and
click “Substitution”. The withdrawing runner’s original race number must also
the substitution has been validated, the system will prompt the new runner for
personal and medical information (if this hasn’t already been completed).
cost for a substitution entry is R80. However, other costs may still apply, like the cost of a compulsory
RaceTec Chip (if the new runner doesn’t already have one), a temporary licence
Ultra Marathon substitutions will only be active when entries fill up.
SAFETY TIP: Please check that you receive a substitution
voucher number from the withdrawing runner, and that that voucher number
is valid! It has come to our attention that certain individuals are
abusing the trust of runners by advertising the sale of Two Oceans
Marathon entries. Please don't be caught out. If you are in any doubt,
please contact us to verify the details of the withdrawing runner /
voucher number first. And remember, the entry does not include other
merchandise like t-shirts!
withdrawing their entries are encouraged to post messages on the event’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
substitution entry window will remain open until March 4, 2015.
For more information, email email@example.com or visit our substitutions information page