(Cape Town, 15 February 2016) Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon athletes only have until 23 February 2016 to update their 2016 running club details and qualifying results.
The Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon – an official International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) Gold Label event – takes place on Easter Saturday, 26 March 2016.
While runners are not required to submit their qualifier and running club license details when entering the Ultra Marathon, their ultimate participation is subject to submitting this information by 23 February.
“Entering the Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon isn’t a decision that is ever taken lightly, as it takes a special kind of runner to venture beyond the marathon mark and commit to the training and discipline required to prepare for an Ultra Marathon, says Carol Vosloo, General Manager of the Two Oceans Marathon NPC.
“By submitting their 2016 running license numbers and qualifying marathon results earned between 1 July 2015 and now, Ultra Marathon entrants illustrate their preparedness for the task ahead. This requirement is in the interest of runner safety. We give everyone a fair chance to qualify and update their profiles, and runners who do not meet the deadline stand to lose their Ultra entry.”
Substitution Entries Close 23 February 2016
Runners in the Ultra Marathon, Half Marathon or Trail Run who can no longer participate for whatever reason can still release their entries to athletes desperate for a place on the start line through the official substitution process before 23 February.
“Runners are reminded that they are not allowed to hand their race number over to a friend as each participant’s profile – which includes important medical and emergency information – is linked to his/her race number,” adds Ms Vosloo.
“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. In the event of an illegal number swop, both runners are faced with disqualification being banned from the event.”
For more information, visit www.twooceansmarathon.org.za, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the organisers on 0861 262 326 / 021 799 3040. Runners can also join the conversation on the event’s social network pages, www.facebook.com/TwoOceansMarathon, or @2OceansMarathon on Twitter and Instagram, and by using the #RunAsOne hashtag.