Two Oceans Marathon

Two Oceans Marathon launches Ultra Trail Run

2015-02-18 13:42
Two Oceans Ultra Trail Run (Supplied)

Cape Town - The organisers of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon have launched an Ultra Trail Run event to complement the sold-out Trail Runs already in place over the Easter Weekend.

The inaugural Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Trail Run will take place on Sunday, May 24, 2015.

The event will feature a 22km trail run, and introduce The Beast 45km Ultra Trail Run.

Entries will open at 10:00 on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

We have been looking for opportunities to extend our trail run offering for a while, especially considering the popularity of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Trail Runs that take place on Good Friday, and the limited number of runners we can take through the Table Mountain National park on the day. It is therefore thrilling to be able to give our runners another day of quality time on our beautiful mountain trails.

The Ultra Trail Run will start and finish at the Lion’s Den at the Old Zoo by Rhodes Memorial.

The 22km run will follow the same route as its Easter Weekend counterpart, while The Beast 45km Ultra will explore the various contour paths of Devil’s Peak, Kloof Nek and the Pipe Track, and ultimately summit Maclear’s Beacon before descending the treacherous Nursery Ravine and returning to the finish via Newlands Forest.

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Trail Run will be organised in conjunction with trail specialists, Energy Events.

Table Mountain is one of the most incredible trail running venues on the planet and this tough route will challenge the best runners. Taking in three brutal climbs, trail runners can explore the mountain top wilderness of one of Natural Wonders of the World.  

Are you ready to conquer The Beast?

For more information, visit www.twooceansmarathon.org.za

Runners can also join the online conversation on www.facebook.com/TwoOceansMarathon, @2OceansMarathon on Twitter and Instagram (and by following and using the #TheBeastTrail hashtag).

The Lion's Den at the Old Zoo - start and finish of the Ultra Trail Run

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