While the runners will be able to compete in one of the 42.2km marathon, 21.1km half marathon, and the 10 and 5km runs, the emphasis in on fun.
The blind T11 5000m world record holder, Louzanne Coetzee, who recently came agonisingly close to breaking the 42.2km world record during the Berlin Marathon, has confirmed her participation this year.
After a busy year locally and internationally, Coetzee, told OFM Sport that for her the Music Marathon will be all about the forgetting about breaking records and just having fun.
“It has been a long year for me, and it has been very challenging both mentally and physically.
“So I am going definitely going to run the Music Marathon just to wind down a bit.
“It is such a great event in which a lot of people participate and it has such an amazing vibe.
“In a way when you compete you lose that, so for me, it just going to be an event where I am going to appreciate fellow runners, just be social and have a lot of fun while I am doing it.
“OFM really does a lot to make it a great race, with a great final, and I am just really going to compete for the love of running.”
The Music Marathon is an official qualifier for the 2019 Two Oceans and Comrades marathons.
The Music Marathon takes place on 10 November and entries and more information can be found on www.ofm.co.za or www.entrytime.com, or SMS “music” to 36636 at R1.50 per SMS for details. Runners can enter and collect their race numbers from the Achilles Sports Club on 7, 8 and 9 November at 15:00-20:00. It is encouraged that runners entre online, entries are open and will close on 2 November. A R20 surcharge for late entries and no late entries will be accepted on race day. The Music Marathon will start and finish at the Sports Grounds at Tempe Military Base in Bloemfontein.
@MorganPiek OFM Sport