Months of preparation are about to culminate into the moment of greatness that is the Two Oceans Marathon.

The 47th edition of the Two Oceans takes place in Cape Town over the long weekend.

Organisers of the annual Marathon say they’re expecting to raise R2 million for charity.

General Manager Carol Vosloo says competitors can still donate to charity if they wish to.

“We’ve had the charity entry where charities purchase tickets for the half or the ultra marathons and then people who buy those tickets from the charities can raise funds for the charities. We worked out that they will raise over R2 million this year.”

Vosloo says the race has four selected beneficiaries.

“We have four selected beneficiaries, which runners can donate money to when they enter. We have a dropdown box where they can select who they’d like to donate their money to. We’ve raised over R300,000 for these beneficiaries.”

This year the theme of the marathon is ‘Run as One’ and some 27 000 runners will be taking part in what is described as the world’s most scenic race.

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has issued a special message wishing all participants well saying,

“To the many runners who will debut this wonderful event and to the thousands who take part each year, I send my best wishes to you all. We often see how sporting activities are a great unifier, bringing people from all walks of life and all corners of the world together. This event is one which truly demonstrates how we are all building an inclusive city.”

If you too will be cheering on that dedicated runner in your life – here are the spots to check out as well as the detours to use for those not wanting to get caught up in the road closures.

The Two Oceans Marathon Spectators are asked to please obey all officials and marshals and be aware of traffic when supporting the runners. You should also not stand in roadways where vehicles are travelling.

If you’re travelling to the City from the False Bay area you should either travel before 07h00, after 09h15 or use Ou Kaapse Weg, which will have a Stop/Go control for both vehicles and runners between 07h30 and 10h00.

Residents in the following areas are requested not to park along the route and to use alternative side streets for the duration of the race:

– Main Road between Klipper and San Souci Roads
– Main Road from Atlantic Road, Muizenberg through St James and Kalk Bay until the police station just past Clovelly Road in Fish Hoek.
– Kommetjie Road from 17th Avenue through to the Fish Hoek Circle at Main Road (runners will be running towards Sun Valley facing the traffic within one lane which will be coned off).

Organisers of the annual Two Oceans Marathon say they’re expecting to raise R2 million for charity.

General Manager Carol Vosloo says competitors can still donate to charity if they wish to.

“We’ve had the charity entry where charities purchase tickets for the half or the ultra marathons and then people who buy those tickets from the charities can raise funds for the charities. We worked out that they will raise over R2 million this year.”

Vosloo says the race has four selected beneficiaries.

“We have four selected beneficiaries, which runners can donate money to when they enter. We have a dropdown box where they can select who they’d like to donate their money to. We’ve raised over R300,000 for these beneficiaries.”

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