Lace up for the Music Marathon with OFM

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OFM, the sound of your life, will this year be hosting the third OFM Music Marathon, Central South Africa’s most fun-filled running event. According to OFM Marketing Manager, Lindiwe Mtwentula, the marathon is for the entire family and people can expect a marathon filled with colour, fun and lots of music.

“Last year, we had around 1 500 entries and we hope for even more this year! The Music Marathon celebrates music, running, and a sense of community. For serious runners this is a Comrades and Two Oceans qualifying event. And we have something special for our fun run participants as well! The Best Dressed 5-km runner will receive a prize, and the theme is: “Your Favourite Popstar”, Mtwentula said.

The marathon will have different music stations that will play the best music of the ’80s, ’90s as well as ’00s. You will be able to “grab” refreshments and resume your race at these stations. At the end of the race there will be food and soft drinks stalls available to rebuild your power or enjoy the day with family and friends with some locally made refreshments.
The Music Marathon, hosted by Achillies Running Club, takes place on November 9, 2019. Participants can decide whether they want to run a 42.2-km marathon, 21.1-km half marathon, a 10-km or a 5-km fun run.

More information and entry forms are available at or SMS “music” to 36636 at R1.50 per SMS for details. Runners can enter and collect their race numbers at the Achilles Sports Club on 6, 7 and 8 November from 15:00 to 20:00. The Music Marathon will start and finish at the Sports Grounds at Tempe Military Base in Bloemfontein.