“ASICS is proud to be the official technical footwear partner of the iconic Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon,” says Barry Mellis, General Manager of Asics South Africa. “Our key objective is to produce innovative sports products solutions and technologies that help athletes and active consumers reach their goals. We can’t wait to accompany runners ─ elite and social ─ on their journey to achieving their goals at the Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon in 2023.”
Arguably the most iconic Western Cape event on the South African racing calendar the race is known globally as 'the world's most beautiful marathon' thanks to the spectacular scenery around the Cape Peninsula.
The event features and Ultra and a Half, both of which are highly prestigious. Both races start in Newlands. The Ultra Marathon follows a more or less circular route through Muizenberg, Fish Hoek, over Chapman's Peak, through Hout Bay and Constantia Nek, and eventually finishes at the University of Cape Town campus. On occasions when Chapman's Peak Drive has been closed due to construction or rock falls, the Ultra Marathon has followed an alternative route over Ou Kaapse Weg.
The Half Marathon takes runners along Edinburgh Drive (the M3 highway), before turning into forest roads past Kirstenbosch (where runners meet up with Ultra Marathon participants) and finishing at the University of Cape Town campus.
Since its inaugural edition in 1970, the event sells out every year, with some 16 000 runners taking on the Half (making it the biggest half marathon in South Africa), while 11,000 athletes tackle the 56 km Ultra Marathon.
The Ultra takes place on Saturday 15 April 2023 while the half will be run on Sunday 16 April 2023. Entries open on 1 November 2022, here.
“We are excited at the partnership between ASICS and Totalsports, and the impact of this synergy for the Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon 2023 as it goes to the heart of the athlete’s experience. Together, we are committed to constantly elevating the bar in terms of leading-edge additions and value propositions at Africa’s biggest running event and the Western Cape’s premier road race,” says Two Oceans Marathon NPC Chairperson, William Swartbooi.
“As the title sponsor, we welcome ASICS as the official technical partner sponsor of this iconic race” says Totalsports Head of Business, Jonathan Stein. “Both brands emphasise the importance of innovation in the drive to revolutionise the world of sports. Together with ASICS we look forward to staging a world-class experience at the 2023 Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon.”
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