Last chance to secure Two Oceans entry

Updated: March 1, 2017

Runners who are still hoping to secure their place in this year’s Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon have five days left to find a substitution entry.
The substitutions process, which allows potential participants to take over entries from other athletes who can no longer compete at the event, will close on Monday (6 March, 2017).
Runners were warned by organisers this week not to simply take another athlete’s number, but to ensure they followed official procedures.
“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,” said Two Oceans general manager Carol 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.
“Runners who simply give their race number to someone else – no matter how well-meaning – will result in disciplinary action for both parties.”
The deadline for submitting qualifying, medical and club details is at midnight on Monday.
More information on the substitution entries process for the popular 56km ultra-distance contest, to be held in Cape Town next month, is available at