All You Need Know About Traveling to the Cape to Run the Two Oceans Marathon
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The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town
The annual Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon attracts more than 13 000 health and fitness fanatics each year. The route has runners making their way along a 56 km stretch around the Peninsula and along False Bay, Fish Hoek, Chapman’s Peak, and Constantia Neck. For those who want to participate, but don’t want to commit to the full distance, there’s a half marathon to participate in.
Of course, it’s not just your Kulula flights booking that you have to think about when preparing for the Two Oceans Marathon. There’s a lot to keep on top of leading up to the event, and during the actual event too. Below we feature the finer details of everything you need to know about the Two Oceans Marathon.
In the week leading up to the marathon there is a Two Oceans Marathon Expo hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. At the expo you will find all the running gear you could ever dream of, sports nutrition, medical assistance, sports tours and even massages.
Registrations for runners is also done at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
A Few Extra Runs…Just for Fun
Leading up to the main event, there are a couple of fun runs designed to get more runners on the road, enjoying the outdoors and exceptional scenery along the way.
On Good Friday, runners can participate in the Two Oceans Trail Run which is aimed at the more adventurous runners.
For a more family-friendly run/walk, there are a number of fun runs to get involved in too, on the same day. The International Friendship Run, which is also held on Good Friday, provides a 5.6 km fun run/walk for foreign athletes and their families to enjoy. It’s a nice way to get to see the city from a different perspective and as a short cool down/warm up for the main events the next day.
The Main Events – Ultra Marathon & Half Marathon Options
The main even is on Saturday 20 April, 2019! Over 30 000 runners will take tothe road to participate in the Ultra Marathon which is 56 km long, and the Half Marathon which is 21 km.
Are You Ready for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon?
It takes more than just many months of dedication and a Kulula flights booking to be ready for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town. Here are a few tips for runners:
- Eat right before the race
It’s important to load with carbs (carbo-loading) before the race so that your body is primed for the long distance it needs to cover. Luckily, Cape Town is jam-packed with restaurants that love to serve up carbs in a variety of forms. Italian food is a firm favourite!
Some popular spots in and around the CBD include Posticino, Nonna Lina, Il Leone Mastrantonio, to name a few, along with some great budget beating restaurants that will be more than happy to serve you some carbs.
- Physically prep before you hit the road
You might be tempted to rest your body before the big day, but you shouldn’t do too much resting. Loosening up and warming up your muscles for the race is important. The fun runs the day before the race are a great way to loosen up for race day. If you don’t want to do that, you can go for a run on the Sea Point promenade or take a brisk walk to warm up your muscles.
Once You Break Through the Finish Line
For some, an ice-cold beverage is all they look forward to at the end of the race. For others, simply lying down, having a shower, grabbing a bite to eat, or just standing still for a moment or two is the ultimate reward.
If you don’t want to hermit away in your hotel room or spend the evening nursing your aches and pains with the family, it’s a great idea to socialise with some of the other runners. Many participants meet for a beer (or several beers) at the Foresters Arms Restaurant & Bar (fondly known as Forries). It’s mostly chosen for its close proximity to the finish line and chances are, many of your supporters and on-lookers will already be waiting there for you to congratulate your great achievement.
Of course, there are other restaurants, bars, and pubs if you are looking for somewhere a little less crowded to unwind and relax.
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