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April 8, 2020 - April 11, 2020
The world’s most beautiful marathon – 56km Ultra Marathon around the Cape Peninsula, since 1970.
It’s that time of year again when thousands of runners descend upon the Mother City to take part in “The world’s most beautiful marathon”, the annual Two Oceans Marathon.
UPDATE: The 2020 Two Oceans Marathon has been cancelled in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Easter weekend every year, more than 10,000 ‘lang-asems’ (local lingo for distance runners) will make their way around the Peninsula on the spectacular 56km route that takes in False Bay, Fish Hoek, Chapman’s Peak, and Constantia Neck. Another 15,000 eager runners will tackle the popular Half Marathon, that takes participants on a scenic meander through the Southern Suburbs. It’s a festive affair, even if you’re not a runner.
Two Oceans Marathon Expo
For the latest and greatest of all things running, head over to the Cape Town International Convention Centre and catch the latest gear, nutrition and even sports tours. It’s also the venue where participants register for race day.
When: The week leading up to the race
Ultra Marathon & Half Marathon
When: Easter Saturday
More than 25,000 runners take to the streets of Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs and the Peninsula, and to accommodate these eager athletes (and for everyone’s safety), there will be a number of road closures along and around the route. If you plan on driving on Friday or Saturday, have a look at the road closures on their website.
Where to watch
The Two Oceans isn’t only a beautiful race for runners, it also has some spectacular spots along the route where you can go cheer on the weary runners, and help lift their spirits to carry them to the finish line. For a detailed breakdown of places to view and cheer, go check out the Two Oceans website by following this link.
Tips for runners before the race
Carbo-loading: Unless you’re on the Banting bandwagon, you’re probably going to want to do a little carbo-loading ahead of the race. No one does carbs better than the Italians, and Cape Town has a number of fantastic restaurants where you can get your pasta fix.