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With MapIT’s online and interactive map of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, users can easily gain critical information on the marathon and view refreshment and medical stations along the route.

A route map of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon that meanders through suburban Cape Town through Muizenburg, Fish Hoek, over Chapman’s Peak and Constantia Nek to the finish at the University of Cape Town, is available in an interactive online format on the race’s official website.

The map’s simple interactive features allow users to zoom in onto specific points along the route or to access a complete list of refreshment or medical points, plus practical distance related information that runners can use for pre-race preparations.

The map ‚ sponsored annually by MapIT ‚ displays the 56km ultra and 21km half marathon against an overlay of the route onto a detailed street map of Cape Town and surroundings.

‚The organisation and execution of the event is a complex, logistical challenge that affects competitors, support crews, spectators and residents,‚ says Two Oceans Marathon marketing manager, Stefanie Schultzen. ‚The graphic display of the route at street level detail and the accompanying list of support points answer questions about the most important aspects of the race ‚ our support for the runners along the route.‚

Simple menu tabs alongside the map enable users to select the ultra or half marathon route. Further prompts guide the user to views of refreshment or medical stations positioned strategically along either route. A click on ‚view refreshments stations’ for example, displays the complete list of water stations on the route and a brief description of street, geographic or suburban locations.

An additional click on any of the listed points displays the relevant station on a street level view of the route map with distances indicated at 1km intervals. A simple graphic interface aids a similar ‚click and view’ process. For example, a ‚point and click’ on any specific section of the route, displays a close up view of refreshment and medical stations at or near that point on the map.

‚Our map offers basic but useful information for everybody involved with the race,‚ says Ray Wilkinson, managing director of MapIT. ‚The

map offers information that anybody, runners, local residents or spectators can use for race day planning. We’re proud to continue our

traditional support of this popular event.‚

For more information on the event and to access the map, visit the website at www.twooceansmarathon.org.za.

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