Two Oceans Marathon
Two Oceans ultramarathon finish © Zaian
Boasting some of the most spectacular scenery of any road running event on earth, the Two Oceans Marathon has become the second most famous ultra-marathon (34.8 miles/56km) in South Africa, after the Comrades Marathon. Runners race over and around the mountains of Cape Town every Easter Saturday in a race that is well known internationally for its scenic beauty despite the gruelling nature of the route. The race starts in Newlands and follows a vaguely circular route through False Bay (Muizenberg, Fish Hoek, Chapman's Peak) and Constantia Nek, and eventually finishes on the rugby fields at the lovely University of Cape Town campus. Apart from the ultra marathon there is a half marathon (13 miles/21km), a trail run through the forests above the University of Cape Town, several fun runs ideal for families, and an International Friendship Run designed to showcase Cape Town's famous landmarks for international entrants. The fun runs include a Nappy Dash, for children under three, a Toddler's Trot, for kids between four and six, and several other short races for people of any age. For details on the races and registration check out the official website listed below.
Venue: Start: Main Road, Newlands. Finish: UCT sports fields, Upper Campus
Date: 25 - 26 March 2016