The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon 2011 is happening in Cape Town on the Easter weekend from 22nd to 23rd April. This iconic road running race is renowned for its scenic route. Now in its 41st year, the 2011 Two Oceans Marathon is always an enjoyable event on the South African sporting calendar.
The Two Oceans Marathon attracts runners of all levels, and in 2011 over 26 000 participants are expected from Cape Town, South Africa and international destinations.
Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Route
The 2011 Two Oceans Marathon Route will take you along 56km of open road and grueling mountainous landscape.
If your Two Oceans Marathon training programme hasn’t gone as planned then enter the shorter runs. The fun runs (2.5km & 5km) take place on Easter Friday and the main race (56km) and half marathon (21km) on Easter Saturday.
Public Holidays in South Africa – April 2011
Ah yes… April in South Africa – the benchmark for the other months of the year when it comes to public holidays in South Africa. Here’s a breakdown of the public holidays that fall in April 2011:
- Good Friday – 22nd April 2011
- Family Day – Monday 25th April 2011
- Freedom Day – Wednesday 28th April 2011
- Workers Day – Takes place on Sunday 1st May but you get the day off on Monday 2nd May 2011
Did you know that if you put in leave for 3 days in April 2011 you can get a consecutive 11 days holiday? If you have some leave available try putting in for the 26th, 28th and 29th April 2011 and you’ll be able to take a much needed, first-quarter break from work.
If you don’t feel like sitting at home over Easter then head over to Travelstart and start booking your cheap flights now.
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