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City to partner Two Oceans Marathon

by City of Cape Town
on 19 Mar 2008
City of Cape Town
City of Cape Town

The City of Cape Town is, for the first time, a partner of the Two Oceans Marathon. The Deputy Executive Mayor, Councillor Grant Haskin, will start the International Friendship Run on Friday, 21 March 2008 at 09:30 and, on Saturday, 22 March, will start the half marathon at 06:00 and the ultra marathon at 06:25.

The City has agreed to support the event and assist in the following:
*Cover the cost of traffic services for the International Friendship Run
*Provide buses for the transport of athletes as requested by Western Province Athletics
*Provide volunteers to shadow marshals as part of the City's volunteer capacity building programmes
*Cover the cost of the "Road Closure" adverts
*Provide 250 wheelie bins at the University of Cape Town
*Waive the cost for the hiring of the Good Hope Centre for the expo.

Cllr Haskin said: "This is one of the top events on the International Athletics Calendar and a sign of camaraderie with more than 63 countries participating in this momentous event".


END

MEDIA RELEASE
NO. 96/2008
19 MARCH 2008



ISSUED BY:
LISLE BROWN
MEDIA LIAISON OFFICER CITY OF CAPE TOWN
TEL: 021 400 3065 CELL: 084 888 1901
COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT
CITY OF CAPE TOWN
TEL: 021 400 3719

MEDIA QUERIES:
CLLR GRANT HASKIN
DEPUTY MAYOR CITY OF CAPE TOWN
TEL: 021 400 1311 CELL: 082 788 8708


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