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 was held on 16 March 2013.
To help with your preparation for Om die Dam Marathon, you might like to register for a customised training programme, developed by Virtual Coach, Norrie Williamson.
May 10, 2013
South African ultra-runner Johan van der Merwe has broken the African 48 hour record during the EMU 48 hour and 6-day race in Balatonfured Hungary
The Polokwane-based runner completed 333.02kms in just over 46 hours. This was one kilometre more than the African record set by Namibian Johannes Gawaxamab in 2001 in the Ruimsig 6 day race. The South African was leading the race at the time, as he is competing…
May 03, 2013
Ludwick Mamabola received the letter of judgement from South Africa Institute of Drug Free Sport late this week and on Friday received confirmation that he will be presented with the R300,000 first prize money and gold medal from the Comrades Marathon Association.
Mamabola was initially presented with the winners trophy and his gold medal on the Monday following the 2012 down run, but a few days later he was provisionally suspended…
April 04, 2013
More than 80 volunteers and athletes from Old Mutual directed their energy to assist with improving the water quality in Hartbeespoort Dam - o¬ne of South Africa’s most picturesque valleys on 14 March 2013.
Declining water quality is a matter of national concern, and nowhere in South Africa is this more apparent than at the Hartbeespoort Dam - which is also the venue for o¬ne of South Africa’s longest-running road races,…
March 16, 2013
It was Debutant Day at the Old Mutual Om Die dam, which saw John Chebii and Muchanetta Gwata take the honours ahead of a record field of over 8500 runners.
Chebii took only two hours 50 minutes and 12 minutes to cover 50km in his debut at Saturday’s Old Mutual Om Die Dam.
The Randburg-based Kenyan was amongst the lead group of six, that included Leonard Koki and Fanie Matshipa, who went…