Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
1 minute read
18 Feb 2015
3:30 pm

Two Oceans unveils new ultra-trail event

Wesley Botton

Organisers of the Two Oceans ultra-marathon launched a new 45km trail race on Wednesday.

FILE PICTURE: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 30, Johannes Kekana during the Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon on March 30, 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo by ImageSA / Gallo Images

“The inaugural Old Mutual Two Oceans ultra-trail run will take place on Sunday, May 24,” the organisers said in a statement.

“The event will feature a 22km trail run and introduce ‘The Beast’ 45km ultra-trail run.”

Entries for the event, starting and finishing at the Lion’s Den at the Old Zoo by Rhodes Memorial, would open at 10am on March 5.

“The 22km run will follow the same route as its Easter Weekend counterpart (the Two Oceans half-marathon),” the organisers said.

“The 45km ultra will explore the various contour paths of Devil’s Peak, Kloof Nek and the Pipe Track, and ultimately summit Maclear’s Beacon before descending the treacherous Nursery Ravine and returning to the finish via Newlands Forest.”