Old Mutual Om die Dam is the largest inland ultra-marathon in South Africa. It offers a 50km ultra marathon, a 21km half-marathon, a 10km route and a 5km fun run. It attracts over 10 000 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 12 March 2016.
Venue and route
Village Mall Shopping Centre
c/o Tielman Street & R511, Hartbeespoort
GPS Coordinates: S 25° 43.830’ – E 27° 53.1
2016 Old Mutual Om die Dam info flyer
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