Thousands of local and international runners are set to participate in the world’s most beautiful marathon this weekend. Residents are urged to familiarise themselves with the road closure schedule and parking restrictions so as to avoid inconvenience. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town will once again play host to one of the biggest annual sporting events – the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon – which takes place over the Easter weekend of 18 and 19 April 2014.
‘We would like to extend a warm welcome to all runners and visitors to the city and hope that they will take some time out to visit some of Cape Town’s many attractions. We wish all participants the best of luck for the marathon and trust that they will achieve their goals set for this run,’ said the City’s Acting Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events and Marketing, Alderman Ian Neilson.
The Two Oceans Marathon contributes more than R260 million to the local economy and the pre-event exhibition at the Cape Town International Convention Centre attracts some 50 000 people. The City of Cape Town is both the event’s host and one of its main sponsors and will provide relevant services to ensure yet another enjoyable and successful event.
The City of Cape Town is a proud host and supporter of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. The event is beneficial to Cape Town on several levels, bringing thousands of participants and visitors from across the country and the world to our city. It further reaffirms the city’s status as the events capital of Africa,’ added Alderman Neilson.
To accommodate the fun runs on Friday and the ultra- and half-marathons on Saturday, road closures and parking restrictions will be in effect. The full schedule of road closures is as follows:
19 April 2014 (Easter Saturday)
|Mowbray, Newlands, Claremont, Bishopscourt, Constantia||M3 Southbound – Union Avenue, Rhodes Drive, Edinburgh Drive, Simon Van Der Stel Freeway||Princess Anne Road to Ladies Mile (southbound carriageway only)||05:30 – 08:00|
|Claremont||Protea Road||Main Road to Paradise Road/Newlands Road (both directions)||05:30 – 06:45|
|Claremont||Paradise Road||Protea Road/Newlands Road to Edinburgh Drive (both directions)||05:30 – 06:45|
|Rondebosch, Newlands||Main Road||Klipper Road to Letterstedt Road||04:00 – 06:45|
|Constantia||Kendal Road||Spaanschemat River Road to Edison Road (both directions)||05:30 – 08:00|
|Constantia||Spaanschemat River Road||Doordrift Road to Ladies Mile Extension (both directions)||06:00 – 08:00|
|Constantia||Ladies Mile Road||Spaanschemat River Road to Constantia Main Road (both directions)||06:15 – 08:30|
|Constantia||Parish Street||Constantia Main Road to Southern Cross Drive (both directions)||06:15 – 08:30|
|Constantia||Southern Cross Drive||Hermina Avenue to Rhodes Drive (both directions)||06:15 – 09:00|
|Constantia, Bishopscourt, Newlands||Rhodes Drive||Constantia Nek to Canterbury Road (both directions)||05:30 – 13:00|
|Bishopscourt, Newlands||Rhodes Drive||Canterbury Road to Union Avenue (northbound lane only)||06:30 – 13:00|
|Newlands, Rondebosch||Union Avenue||Rhodes Drive to the UCT off-ramp (northbound carriageway, left lane only)||06:30 – 14:00|
|Newlands, Claremont, Kenilworth, Wynberg, Plumstead||Main Road||Letterstedt Road to Gabriel Road (both directions). Local access only||05:30 – 07:15|
|Diep River, Bergvliet, Retreat, Lakeside, Muizenberg||Main Road||Gabriel Road to Atlantic Road (southbound lane)||06:30 – 08:15|
|Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Clovelly||Main Road||Atlantic Road to Clovelly Road (both directions)||07:00 – 09:15|
|Fish Hoek||Main Road||Clovelly Road to Kommetjie Road (eastbound lane). Local access only||07:00 – 09:15|
|Fish Hoek, Sun Valley||Kommetjie Road||Main Road – Corsair Way (partial closure – southbound lane)||07:00 – 10:00|
|Sun Valley||Corsair Way||Kommetjie Road to Frigate Crescent (both directions)||07:00 – 10:00|
|Sun Valley||Firgate Crescent||Corsair Way to Ou Kaapse Weg (both directions)||07:00 – 10:00|
|Steenberg, Westlake, Noordhoek, Sun Valley||Ou Kaapse Weg||Noordhoek Main Road to Buller Louw Drive/Frigate Crescent (both directions)Expect delays due to a stop/go control at Noordhoek Main Road||07:30 – 10:00|
|Sun Valley, Sunnydale||Ou Kaapse Weg||Buller Louw Drive/Frigate Crescent to Noordhoek Main Road (both directions)Expect delays due to a stop/go control at Noordhoek Main Road||07:30 – 10:00|
|Noordhoek||Noordhoek Road||Ou Kaapse Weg to Chapmans Peak Drive (northbound lane)||07:00 – 10:30|
|Noordhoek||Silvermine Road||Village Lane to Noordhoek Main Rd (both directions)||07:00 – 10:30|
|Noordhoek, Hout Bay||Chapmans Peak Drive||Noordhoek Main Road to Hout Bay Main Road (both directions). Access to picnic sites from the Hout Bay side permitted only until 06:00 after which full road closure will take effect.||03:30 – 14:00|
|Hout Bay||Main Road (Hout Bay)||Victoria Road to Chapmans Peak Drive (southbound lane)||07:30 – 11:30|
|Hout Bay||Hout Bay Road||Victoria Road to Disa River Road (both directions)||07:45 – 12:00|
|Hout Bay||Hout Bay Road||Disa River Road to Constantia Nek (restricted access – convoy system, both directions)||07:45 – 12:15|
18 April 2014 (Good Friday)
Due to the fun-run programme, the leftmost lane of the northbound carriageway will be closed between Rhodes Drive and the University of Cape Town off-ramp.
Parking restrictions (19 April 2014)
Residents in the following areas are requested to refrain from parking on the following sections of road during the race:
- Main Road, between Klipper Road and San Souci Road
- Protea Road (M3), between Main Road and Edinburgh Drive
- Main Road, between Atlantic Road, Muizenberg, and Fish Hoek police station
- Kommetjie Road between 17th Avenue and the Fish Hoek Circle (left lane only)
Traffic Officers will be deployed to manage traffic, and directional signage will be erected. Residents are urged to please plan around these closures so as to minimise inconvenience.
For more information – ww.twoocweansmarathon.org.za