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  • Run Comrades 2017 The 92nd Comrades Marathon on 4 June 2017 is an up run and covers a distance of approximately 88km. Entries close on 30 November 2016. Find out more
  • National Choir Festival FinalsThe finals will take place on 10 and 11 December 2016 in Johannesburg. Tickets are now on sale at Computicket.Buy Tickets
  • The Music Run™Old Mutual is thrilled to bring you the Music Run™ in Jozi on 4 February 2017. Find out more
  • Three Cranes ChallengeThis three day track & trail run – on 24, 25 and 26 February 2017 - sees participants cover just over 100km in 3 days, staged out of a single base camp in Karkloof, KwaZulu-Natal.Read More
  • Enter Om Die DamThe Old Mutual Om die Dam Marathon on 18 March 2017 is the largest inland ultra-marathon in SA. It attracts over 10 000 runners each year. Read More
 

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For more than 170 years, Old Mutual has contributed to social development in South Africa by investing in local initiatives such as sporting events, education, arts and culture. The knowledge and experience gained from partnering with community groups and organisations on some of South Africa’s leading events has resulted in wisdom, and wisdom shared inspires others to do great things.

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December 2, 2016   |  Running
As entries for the 2017 Comrades Marathon continue to get processed, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced the entry breakdown for next year’s race. The entry process officially closed three days ago, due to the cap of 20,000 being reached a day earlier than planned. CMA Race Director, Rowyn James confirmed that runners from over 70 countries have entered the 92nd Comrades Marathon. South African entries make up 91%……
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November 29, 2016   |  Running
Entries for the 2017 Comrades Marathon have officially closed. The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that the entry cap of 20,000 was reached a short while ago, necessitating the closure of the entry process. Next year’s ‘up-run’ will be run on Sunday, 4 June 2017. The 92nd edition of the iconic ultra-marathon is expected to once again boost the KwaZulu-Natal economy by a whopping 600-million rand. CMA General Manager,……
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November 29, 2016   |  Running
Trail snakes can officially go on standby, as online entries for the 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Trail Runs will open at 10am (12km) and 11am (24km) respectively on Thursday, 1 December 2016. Runners can choose between the 12km route – a perfect race for trail novices – and the 24km run that caters for fit and experienced trail runners. It will be the eighth year that this popular event……
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November 28, 2016   |  Running
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that the closure of its 2017 entry process is imminent. The three-month long entry process has netted nearly 19,500 entries to date. CMA Race Director, Rowyn James has urged prospective athletes to get their entries in before the process closes. James says, “We have capped our entries for the 2017 Comrades Marathon at 20,000. Runners from more than 97 countries have already entered……
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November 24, 2016   |  Running
A little more than 1500 entries are still available for the 2017 Comrades Marathon as the entry process nears its end. The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that the three-month long entry process will close in less than a week as last minute entries come in thick and fast. CMA Race Director, Rowyn James has urged aspiring participants to get their entries in before the process closes. James says,……
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