With over 7000 participants from around the country, the Old Mutual Om die Dam Ultra Marathon is regarded as the largest inland ultra-marathon in South Africa. Its name, Om die Dam is Afrikaans and is directly translated to "around the dam" - which is relevant to the event, because the marathon is run around the Hartebeespoort Dam in the North West Province.
The dam itself is a scenic destination and it surrounded by the majestic Magaliesberg Mountain Range. The race not only has the advantage of being held in such a beautiful setting, but also has a family appeal and is consistently voted as one of the top races of the year.
Om die Dam is a beautiful, but difficult race and has shown tremendous growth throughout the years, growing from only 1950 athletes in 1991 to over 7000 participants now.
If you are up for an extremely challenging run with lots of steep hills, then this is the race for you! One of the hills in the final stretches can bring even the most skilled runners to a walk. Remember to take water with you as this event in middle of the hot North West Province summer.
The race offers a 50km Ultra Marathon, a 21km Half Marathon, a 10km run and a 5km run.
The 26th consecutive Om die Dam Ultra Marathon will be run on Saturday, 12 March 2015.
Village Mall Shopping Centre
c/o Tielman Street & R511, Hartbeespoort
GPS Coordinates: S 25° 43.830' - E 27° 53.1
For more information, visit: www.omdiedamultra.co.za/
Contact number: 078 765 2167 (Race Secretary)
Contact Email: email@example.com
Mokoya Lodge offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Magaliesburg on Gauteng's West Rand. Mokoya Lodge & Sweet Thyme Restaurant, is an exclusive Lodge nestled in the heart of the Hekpoort Valley ideally halfway between Magaliesburg & Hartbeespoort Dam.
Willinga Lodge offers guests bed and breakfast accommodation in Hartbeespoort in the North West province. Set in the secure and picturesque village of Kosmos with wonderful views of the Hartbeespoort dam, Willinga Lodge is a perfect romantic get away. Onl
Kosmos Manor provides both bed and breakfast accommodation and self catering in Hartbeespoort in the North West province. Named after the quaint neighborhood Kosmos, Kosmos Manor bed and breakfast on the banks of the Hartebeespoort Dam consists of 6 beaut
Galagos Lodge offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Hartbeespoort in South Africa's North West province. Perfectly situated in the picturesque village of Kosmos, set against the Magaliesburg mountain range with uninterrupted views of the Hartbeespoort
Atelier Isabella offers self catering accommodation at the Hartbeespoort Dam in the North West province. (Sleeps 8). Located in the quiet suburb of Kosmos overlooking the Hartbeespoort Dam. Relax in an artistic atmosphere where paintings enrich the interi
Palm Valley Inn offers self catering apartment accommodation in Hartbeespoort in the North West province. Set in the quite suburb of Shoemansville overlooking the Hartbeespoort Dam. Our self catering serviced holiday apartments are just 700 meters from th
Shangrila Innibos is surrounded by the majesty of the Magaliesberg Mountain range opposite the world famous Elephant Sanctuary and within walking distance to the Monkey Sanctuary. Hartbeespoort Dam is very popular for weekend getaways or day trips. In the
Shangrila Innibos - Tented Camps & Camping is located on the Old Rustenburg Rd (R104), in the Hartbeespoort Dam area in the North West province. Shangrila Innibos is surrounded by the majesty of the Magaliesberg Mountain range opposite the world famous El
Ponciana Superior Guesthouse offers... superior bed and breakfast accommodation in Hartbeespoort in the North West Province. We are an AA Superior Qualified Assured exclusive luxury guesthouse on the top of the hill in Ifafi which gives us the most stunni