Old Mutual Om die Dam is the largest inland ultra-marathon in South Africa, offering a 50km ultra marathon, a 21km half-marathon, a 10km route and a 5km fun run. It attracts over 7 000 participants.
Due to its scenic route – via the Haartebeespoort Dam – and family appeal, the race is consistently voted as one of the top national races.
The Old Mutual Om Die Dam Marathon will take place on 19 March 2016. Entry cut-off date for 50km and 21km(tbc).
NEW VENUE & NEW ROUTE
Village Mall Shopping Centre
c/o Tielman Street & R511, Hartbeespoort
GPS Coordinates: S 25° 43.830’ – E 27° 53.1
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