Adventure Events

Old Mutual Two Oceans Trail Run 2015

Date and Time: April 3 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

A NEW long distance 45km has been introduced (The Beast). For more details click here.

ALL Runners

Please do NOT leave out the seeding information when entering, as you will automatically be placed in the last batch, especially applicable to ELITE athletes!

Expo and Race Registration

Wednesday 1 April and Thursday 2 April 2015

It has become much more than just a running expo, and now includes top sporting brands, apparel, supplements, outdoor adventure sports and sporting tours, to name just a few.

The Expo will take place at the CTICC, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town

Wednesday   01 April 2015    10:00 – 19:00
Thursday       02 April 2015    10:00 – 19:00

Entry Fees:

10 km
Runners who own a timing chip                R395
Runners who do not own a timing chip     R515

Please note that entries in this race would be limited to 400.

22 km
Runners who own a timing chip                R525
Runners who do not own a timing chip     R645

Substitutions will be allowed in the window period from 23 January 2015 to 4 March 2015.

It is the runner’s responsibility to find a suitable substitute – both if you are not running or want to run. One can only substitute a runner in the same race – i.e. a 10km entry can only be substituted by someone that wants to participate in the10km race.

The substitution entry process

The withdrawing runner must log into the online system and click on the “substitute” button.  A voucher number will be displayed and an email containing this voucher number will be dispatched.

This voucher number plus your race number must be forwarded to the new runner who intends to take your entry.

The withdrawing runner ONLY gives up his/her entry.  The RaceTec Chip and extra purchases must still be collected by the runner.

The original entry fee is not refundable.

The new runner must take the voucher number, log into the online entry system and click “Substitution”. The withdrawing runner’s original race number must also be captured.

Once the substitution has been validated, the system will prompt the new runner for personal and medical information (if this hasn’t already been completed).

The cost for a substitution entry is R80.  However, other costs may still apply, like the cost of a compulsory RaceTec Chip (if the new runner doesn’t already have one) etc.

Marshals Requests:
A great way to spectate be part of the action and help the runners. Any volunteers wanting to help out on the day please contact Trevor at

Compulsory Equipment
1. Water – Carry at least 1.5 Litre
2. Food – Energy Bar/ Sandwich/ Banana.
3. A cell phone charged with organiser’s number in Ziplock bag. (072 924 2371 – emergencies only)
4. Windbreaker is compulsory. Waterproof jacket is compulsory if rain is expected. NO EXCUSES!
5. Space Blanket

Start Time
The Trail Runs will take place on Good Friday, 3 April 2015 and finish before the Fun Runs start at 12:30. Both routes start at the Jameson Plaza, UCT and take in sections of forest, the slopes of Devils Peak and Groote Schuur Estate, finishing on the UCT rugby fields.

07:00 for the 10km in batches with 5 min intervals
07:30 for the 22km in batches with 5 min intervals

Cut-off Times

Cut off for both distances is at 12:00.

22km runners have 90 mins to run the first 7km to Tafelberg Road and 2.5 hours to make it off the mountain to the Blockhouse (11km) by 10.30am.

All runners will be required to wear a RaceTec timing chip on one of their shoes during the race. The chip must be registered in the runner’s name and not belong to someone else. Runners who do not own a chip (or have lost theirs) must enclose the additional timing chip fee of R120 with their entry fee. Runners who have ordered timing chips will find these in their race packs at Registration before the race.  The timing chip becomes your property after the race and can be used for all events in SA that use the same timing system.

It is compulsory to have your timing chip at Registration in order to collect your race pack (with your race number, etc.).  Please ensure that you keep your timing chip in a safe place after the race in order to avoid having to buy a new chip.

Retiring From Race:
Please inform the race office – cell number on your race card – if you withdraw from the event, i.e. if you do not cross the finish line. If you do not, we may spend hours searching the mountain for you.

Trail Etiquette:
It is a competitive race, but we are all out to enjoy the mountain and the surroundings on the day. Please remember your trail etiquette when passing other runners on route. Manners on the trail are as imperative as winning. No littering and save toilet needs for the start or finish.

For Two Oceans Website assistance, please call:

+27 21 799 3040 / +27 87 740 5260
OR Email:

Route Description:

Short Run (±10km)
Looping out of UCT on the ring road, the first kilometre is a gradual uphill. Leaving the UCT grounds, you run a short section of tar, before swinging up onto Devil’s Peak with a “quaint” wake up hill. This leads you onto a contour trail that meanders through the forests and meets up with the main ‘Plumpudding’ jeep track. A speedy downhill takes you to the Pine forests and a long uphill climb to the start of the Woodcutters Trail, the Avatar indigenous forest section. This is a beautiful contour path that crosses the Newlands stream, where a drink of water may be possible. Meeting up with a jeep track, the route heads down for 200 metres and then turns left, back to the Pines, crossing the river again. From the Pines you are on the home straight, but a technical winding downhill via the Oaks awaits you. This bit of fun pops out at the Old Zoo and you are almost home. Cross the road and sprint the last few hundred meters to the finish line.

Long Course (±22km)
This should be done by experienced trail runners, rather than beginners. The route is quite tough, with exposed cliff sections and one tricky downward scramble (marshals will be present). The first kilometre is the UCT ring road loop, which takes you up to Rhodes Memorial. A gentle uphill to meet the Plumpudding track heading north around Devil’s Peak towards Cape Town. These first few kays are very runable, with electric views of the harbour, Robben Island and the city. The romance is interrupted with a nasty uphill grind (this is trail running after all), which meets the start of the short bundu bash – an unfinished road. This scratchy scramble takes you to the jeep tracks again, and your legs can calmly rotate until meeting the long uphill to the cannons. This lung buster has you reaching Tafelberg Road and some emergency water. The route crosses the road and takes the diagonal trail up to Oppelskop, where all your effort is rewarded with awesome views of Table Mountain. Swinging left, you are on the Middle Traverse, a pleasant contour that loops you around Devil’s Peak to the blockhouse. The scramble down to the Block House is to be done at a slow and gentle pace, but you can speed up again once meeting the jeep track. A nice shady downhill is next, followed by ‘bastard hill’ – an old trail that heads straight up the mountain.

Date: April 3
Time: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category: Trail Running

(UCT) University of Cape Town
Main Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7701 South Africa

Energy Events – Esti Pretorius
Phone: 021 424 4579
Last update on this event: 27/03/2015
Event added: 27/03/2015
General Event Details
Friday, 03 April 2015
Western Cape, Cape Town
Map of Event Start