The Music Marathon comes to town


OFM, the sound of your life, in partnership with Chatz, Vodacom and Bloemfontein Achilles will host central South Africa’s most colourful, fun-filled and music inspired road race.

The Music Marathon will take place on 11 November 2017 and will feature a 42,2 km marathon, 21,1 km half-marathon, a 10 km run and a 5 km fun run.  At a number of stations along the route, runners and spectators will be treated to themed music zones, such the 80’s, dance, hip hop and more.  There will also be a special Music Marathon radio show which will be streamed exclusively on the OFM app.

According to Nick Efstathiou, OFM General Manager, the Music Marathon will be an official qualifier for the 2018 Two Oceans and Comrades ultra-marathons.

“The Music Marathon represents a reentry for OFM into major sports events.  Running and music is a perfect fit.  What better way to combine the two that with a spectacular, entertaining event in which literally anyone can participate!  We are looking forward to this event and we really hope to see our listeners take on the challenge, feel the music and have fun on the 11th of November at the Bloemfontein Achilles running club. We could not get something of this magnitude done without key partnerships. Chatz, Vodacom and Bloemfontein Achilles have come on board and we can’t wait for the journey to start.”

Enter online at from Monday 16 October 2017, or SMS ‘music’ to 36636 at R1.50 per SMS for details.