Two Oceans Marathon goes sachet-free

The Two Oceans marathon eliminates plastic waste.

In an effort to help efforts to eliminate plastic waste from its spectacular route, this year’s edition of the Two Oceans Marathon will be sachet-free, with water and other beverages all being dispensed from container trucks into wax-lined cups.

Runners will also be encouraged to “carry their own” and use the refill stations along the route for both the half marathon on Saturday April 16 and the ultra marathon on Sunday April 17.

Local and international runners arrive in Cape Town ahead of the Easter weekend each year to take part in the iconic Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon.

Race organisers have long made clear their desire to eliminate plastic waste in their efforts to meet the City of Cape Town’s environmental benchmarks.

Race director Debra Barnes says, “I am happy to confirm that after several positive engagements with our official beverage and hydration partners, the Two Oceans Marathon will host a plastic sachet-free event.

“The Two Oceans Marathon NPC is committed to pursuing every avenue to mitigate the impact of our event on the environment.“