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Old Mutual Om Die Dam Ultra 2016

Running - North-West
  • 10Km
  • 21Km
  • 5Km
  • 50Km
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The Hartbeespoort Dam makes a stunning backdrop to this great ultra, starting with a run through the tunnel and then over the dam wall shortly after the start, but save your energy for the coming challenges. First up is the climb to Commando Nek, where Boer General De la Rey positioned his commandos during the Anglo-Boer War to cut Rustenburg off from Pretoria.

After crossing the dam bridge, usually accompanied by a dramatic sunrise reflecting off the water, comes the climb through Broederstroom, past Pelindaba, with plenty of cold refreshments on offer to keep you going, and then comes the big one around the 36km mark, Saartjies Nek, a punishing 2km monster.

The view at the top makes the climb worthwhile, and most of the remaining kays are easy, but beware this race’s sting in the tail. The half marathon and shorter routes run mainly around the suburbs of Hartbeespoort and are generally flat and fast.

This is one of the finest ultra marathons in South Africa, is only an hours drive from Johannesburg or around 40 minutes from Pretoria. Take note: Pre-entries only for the Ultra and 21 kilometre event.

Address/Venue:

Village Mall Shopping Centre
Hartebeespoort
north-west

Date/Time

From Saturday, 12 March 2016 to Saturday, 12 March 2016

Contact Details

Hartebeespoort Marathon Club

Email: info@omdiedamultra.co.za

Tel: 0787652167

Web: http://omdiedamultra.co.za/new/

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