Two Oceans Marathon

Totalsports has announced that it has entered into a three-year agreement as the title sponsor of Cape Town’s iconic Two Oceans Marathon. Photo: ImageSA/Gallo Images

Two Oceans Marathon lands new headline sponsor

Totalsports has announced that it has entered into a three-year agreement as the title sponsor of Cape Town’s iconic Two Oceans Marathon.

Two Oceans Marathon

Totalsports has announced that it has entered into a three-year agreement as the title sponsor of Cape Town’s iconic Two Oceans Marathon. Photo: ImageSA/Gallo Images

Totalsports has announced that it has entered into a three-year agreement as the title sponsor of Cape Town’s iconic Two Oceans Marathon which will be known as the Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon.

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The sponsorship supports the return of one of the most prestigious events on the South African running calendar after a two-year absence.

“We fully appreciate the heritage of the Two Oceans Marathon and we are honoured to be the title sponsor,” said TFG CEO Anthony Thunström.

“Totalsports is a firm believer in the unifying power of running and our investment is a celebration of the enduring spirit of runners everywhere, in overcoming the challenges of the past two years. It’s great to finally see our running community excited about taking part in landmark events like Two Oceans again,” said Thunström.

“We are excited to be staging our world-class, globally iconic event in partnership with Totalsports, a leading retail sports apparel brand. The commitment to enhancing the runner experience underpins much of who we are as an organisation, and when it comes to doing more for the runner, we could not have asked for a better alignment than with a brand that is as runner-centric as we are,” said race director Debra Barnes.

As part of its support for the sport of running, Totalsports also sponsors the Phantane running club, promoting the development of elite athletes from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Two Oceans Marathon will be split over two days

Members of the club who are expected to participate in the 2022 Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon include KwaZulu-Natal marathon champion Bonginkosi Zwane and 2:11 marathon runner Sboniso Sikhakhane, in the ultra marathon, and Mbuleli Mathanga in the half marathon.

“Totalsports wishes runners in this year’s Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon a successful, enjoyable and exciting race,” said Stein.

For the first time ever this year’s races will be split over two days over the Easter Weekend. 

The Two Oceans Half Marathon will take place on Saturday, 16 April with the Ultra Marathon over 56km set for Sunday, 17 April.