The World's Most Beautiful Marathon: The 2008 route will be the same as that used in 2007. Runners will veer left onto Noordhoek Road (Chapman's Peak Drive) at the foot of Ou Kaapse Weg after passing through Sun Valley, and then head through Noordhoek and Hout Bay to Constantia Nek.
Two Oceans Marathon Route Map Start point : Main Road in Newlands.
Quarter way mark (14 km): In Lakeside, just past the Sandvlei turnoff.
Halfway mark (28 km): On Noordhoek Road before Chapman's Peak.
Marathon mark (42.195 km): Near the cemetery on Constantia Nek.
Finish (56 km): UCT sportsfields, upper campus.
Runners might find that the route over Chapman's Peak (used from 1970 to 1999 and then again in 2004) is slightly more difficult than the alternative route over Ou Kaapse Weg (used from 2000 to 2003). The climb for the 'big hill' on Ou Kaapse Weg starts earlier in the race at 26km, whereas the Constantia Nek climb on the Chapman's Peak route only starts at 42km.
It is the responsibility of each runner to know the route of their race. Traffic Police and race marshals will take all reasonable steps to ensure runners safety, however runners are responsible for their well being at all times.
Chapman’s Peak Drive re-opened in December 2003, nearly 4 years after the scenic road was closed because of dangerous rock falls. The new road includes a number of additional safety features, such as 1560 metres of high energy catch fences and two curved canopy structures totalling 81 metres in length. The construction costs were in excess of R157 million. The re-opening of this classic scenic road was welcomed by thousands of Two Oceans ultra marathon runners, with record entries being received for the 2004 race.
56 km: The route remains the same as last year. From the start in Newlands along the Main Road to Fish Hoek, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay, Constantia Nek, Rhodes Drive, and Union Avenue to the finish at UCT. An IAAF graded course measurer has certified the route. A sign will mark every kilometer of the route. The course is 56 km (35 miles).
To view the Two Oceans Marathon Route Map in PDF please click here (PLEASE NOTE: the file is 645kb)
Click here for our new interactive map (by MapIT) indicating the route, kilometre markers, refreshment stations and medical points.
In conjunction with accommodation we can arrange GUARANTEED race entry for your runners, subject to the qualifying and race condtions as set out on the entry form. Costs are as per the entry form and we would require runners details before the required cut off date.
We offer a full range of travel services catering to the needs of runners and also for their companions. These services include but are not limited to;
· Accommodation at the best locations: accommodation walking distance to the race start and finish or in the V & A Waterfront/city area with transfer to and from the race.
· Complimentary sports bag for every accommodation package purchased.
· Airport and Registration transfers.
· Guaranteed race entry (subject to race rules and qualifying).
· Personal service with client assistance hotline whils't in Cape Town.
· Complimentary access to Penthouse Travel Sporting Tours Hospitality Tent adjacent to the race finish (trackside).
· Optional programs before and after the race
Theatre tickets, wine tasting; cultural tours, wide choice of coach sightseeing tours of city and attractions; Overnight coach tours of surrounding regions and attractions; More programs and tailor made travel services upon request.