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  • Om die Dam Old Mutual Om Die Dam is the largest inland ultra-marathon in South Africa, It attracts over 7 000 participants and is consistently voted as one of the top races of the year. The race will take place 21 March 2015.
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Om die Dam Marathon

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 be on 21 March 2015.

Training Programmes

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.

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August 21, 2014 To strengthen its commitment to investing in endurance sports in South Africa, Old Mutual has joined the line-up of major sponsors of the Comrades Marathon for a 3-year period starting in 2015. The Comrades Marathon Association invites every Comrades runner, stakeholder, volunteer and supporter to participate in the excitement of this iconic race with their 2015 campaign, ‘Be Part of It - Bamba Iqhaza’. Says Mokaedi Dilotsotlhe, General Manager of Old Mutual…
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August 15, 2014 With the exciting innovations and launch of Comrades 2015 still ringing in runners ears, comes welcome confirmation that the first hurdle in the finalisation of the 2014 Comrades results has been achieved. South African Institute for Drug Free Sports, (SAIDS) have given the Comrades Marathon Association the clearance to pay out the prize money. Comrades have commenced on the Top ten women and men this week, but are, according to Race…
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August 14, 2014 “‘Be Part of It - Bamba Iqhaza,”said chairman Macdonald Chitja at a prestigious media and elite runner launch for Comrades 2015 held at Monte Casino on Thursday. “We are pleased to unveil this years campaign and invite the nation to be a part of it. The 90th edition of this world-famous ultra-marathon promises to be the best one yet.” The race, which was first held on 24 May 1921, (Empire Day),…
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May 14, 2014 Schools are sites of learning and hope and the Meerhof School, a special-needs school in Hartbeespoort, is no exception. On Friday, 9 May it also became a place of joy when Old Mutual handed over R85 000 towards funding a much-needed revamp of the school’s computer lab. The support coincides with Old Mutual’s 21st year as sponsor of the famed Old Mutual Om Die Dam Ultra Marathon, a long-time favourite with…
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