We Support #RunClean. Do You?
ddition to our clean-up plan, we aim to recycle 90% of all event waste, making the Two Oceans Mararthon one of the events of the Western Cape with the highest recycling rate. These efforts have earned us the honour of being an official Western Cape Government 110% Green Flagship Event for our committment to making the Western Cape the Green Economic hub of Africa.
Sachets vs Cups:
When it comes to providing plastic sachets on the Half and Ultra Marathon, we adhere to the Western Province Athletics Domestic Rules (WPA Domestic Rule 18.1.1/IAAF 240/ASA 21) with regards to athlete hydration, which stipulates that we need to provide at least three water sachets per athlete per water station.
We do not provide any water sachets on the Old Mutual Two Oceans Trail Runs.
Our course runs along an environmentally sensitive area, and in our efforts to further transform the Old Mutual Tow Oceans Marathon into a greener event, we tested the use of biodegradable cups on Chapman's Peak route in 2014. A number of factors made this solution effective, which is why the designated litter throw sones on Chapman's Peak Drive will be in place instead.
Details for the following year will be officially launched in September 2017.