South Africa: Two Oceans Organisers Apologise for Running Out of Medals

Cape Town — Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (OMTOM) organisers have issued an apology to all those runners who didn't receive the correct medal at the finish line of last Saturday's Half Marathon.

Unhappy runners took to social media in their droves to express several complaints regarding the organisation of the race - both pre- and post the actual running of what was the 50th anniversary of the ultra-marathon and the 22nd of the Half.

Complaints ranged from the quality of the T-shirts received and long queues at the Expo, to a lack of water available and traffic encountered en route.

On Wednesday evening, organisers issued a statement expressing their regret at running out of medals and promised to remedy the situation in the next 48 hours.

We are aware that those of you who crossed the finish line within the last 9 minutes prior to the cut-off of this Event, may not have received the original Event medal. We apologise profusely for this medal shortage.

The Two Oceans Marathon Entries team will be in direct contact with each runner affected within the next 48 hours to remedy this situation.

If you, as one of the affected runners do not receive communication in this regard, kindly contact our office at 087 740 5260 and we will be able to verify your omission.

Please accept our unreserved apology.


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