Loskop Ultra Marathon  
 

Loskop Ultra Marathon

Saturday 18 April 2015 @ 06h00
: The FOREVER Loskop Ultra Marathon (50 km), presented by Middelburg Marathon Club, is the best organised running event in South Africa and host to thousands of runners from all over the world. Entries are limited to 4000 and offers the perfect opportunity to improve your Comrades marathon seeding. Goody bags and T-shirts will be provided to all athletes who pre-register for this event before the official cut-off date. The Loskop Ultra Marathon starts at the Municipal offices in Middelburg and Finishes at Loskopdam, a FOREVER resort. The water points along the route (every 2,5 - 3km) provide all the refreshments and entertainment you can possibly need. Lots of trophies, medals, prizes and money to be won.

Click here to view Race Rules, Terms and Conditions.

Administration office:

  • Middelburg Marathon Club
  • Tel: 013-243 2683
  • Cell: 060-358 8546
  • Fax: 013-243 3391
  • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entries:

  • Closing date: 13 March 2015 at 17:00.
  • Retain your race number as per confirmation sms / e-mail.
  • Limited to 3500.
  • Pre-entries only. No entries will be accepted on race day.
  • NO REFUNDS
  • No race number switches / transfers / changes allowed after entries close.
  • Only entries received before the closing date will be confirmed by sms /e-mail.
  • Official race T-shirts will be issued only to entrants who register for the race before the closing date.
  • Goodie Bags and Race T-shirts will be made available to all finishing Athletes at the finish line of both races. Should you wish to exchange your T-shirt please do so at the tunnel or admin office after the race. Subject to availability.
  • We regret NO wheel chairs are allowed.

Temporary Licenses:

  • Available from race administration office @ R25-00 per license.
  • Book and pay with entry.

Race number collections:

  • When collecting your Race Number, please bring proof of payment AND the race number allocated to you via SMS.
  • Friday 17 April 2015 @ 12:00PM-08:00PM.
  • Saturday 18 April 201 @ 4:30AM - 05:30AM.
  • Municipal offices, Middelburg.

Water point an refreshment stations:

  • Water points will provide Coke and purified water sachets.
  • Water points every 3km's for the first half, and every 2,5km's for the second half of the race.

The START:

  • 18 April 2015, Strictly at 06:00.
  • Municipal offices, Wanderers Avenue, Middelburg.
  • Secure FREE parking.
  • Coffee @R10.00 from 4:30 on race day at both START venues.
  • Pasta buffet at FOREVER Loskopdam restaurant @ R75 per person.
  • Only official vehicles / bicycles / motorbikes will be allowed.

The FINISH:

  • Finish at Loskopdam, a FOREVER Resort.
  • Maximum of three entry vouchers to the resort per athlete.
  • Resort entry vouchers will be attached to your race number. Should you enter the resort prior to collecting your free vouchers you must pay the normal entry fee. You may redeem your vouchers afterwards, with proof of payment, for a refund at reception.
  • Only runners wearing official race numbers clearly visible on their club vests will be allowed to enter the finishing area.

Cut-off Times:

  • Total time of 7 hours to complete the 50km Loskop Ultra Marathon (Comrades is 6 hours).
  • 50 km cut-off times:
    • 25km - 3:30
    • 36km - 5:00
    • 42km - 5:50
    • 50km - 7:00

Prize giving:

  • Winners MUST redeem their prize vouchers at Loskop Reception. Unclaimed vouchers will be nullified after the prize giving.
  • Prize giving ceremony: 18 April @ 01:00PM.
  • Trophies, gold medals and other prizes will be awarded after the races.
  • Prize-giving will take place at the Old Swimming Pool next to the finish line.

Tog Bags:

  • Transport for tog bags will be available to the finish at Forever Loskopdam, free of charge and at owners’ own risk.
  • Use a plastic inner for your tog bag, just in case it rains.

Transport:

  • Bus Transport will be provided to the 50km START in Middelburg from Loskop Dam.
  • Buses will depart strictly from 04:00-04:45.
  • Only 750 tickets available, one per athlete, pre-booked and pre-paid only.
  • Tickets will be allocated on a first-come first served basis and to athletes ONLY.
  • NO TRANSPORT WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM MIDDELBURG TO FOREVER LOSKOPDAM.
  • ATHLETES ARE REMINDED THAT THE ROAD TO LOSKOP WILL CLOSE AT 05:00.
  • Buses will also return to Middelburg after the Prize-giving.
  • Bus tickets must be booked with entry at a cost of R75-00 per ticket.
  • NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD ON RACE DAY.

Photos

  • Photos will be taken by Action Photo on request. For more information visit www.actionphoto.net

 

Prizes:

Runners

Position

Men

Women

1

R10 000

R10 000

2

R8 000

R8 000

3

R6 000

R6 000

4

R4 000

R4 000

5

R2 000

R2 000

Position

Men (40-49yrs)

Women (40-49yrs)

1

R2 500

R2 500

2

R2 000

R2 000

3

R1 500

R1 500

Position

Men (50-59yrs)

Women (50-59yrs)

1

R1 000

R1 000

2

R750

R750

3

R500

R500

Position

Men (+60yrs)

Women(+60yrs)

1

R1 000

R1 000

2

R500

R500

Walkers

Position

Men

Women

1

R1 500

R1 500

2

R1 000

R1 000

Incentive prizes:

Setting a new course record:

  • Men: R100 000 (Current record: 2:44:03)
  • Women: R100 000 (Current record: 3:17:31)
  • Veteran Men: R20 000 (Current record: 2:47:53)
  • Veteran Women: R20 000 (Current record: 3:27:03)

All category winners receive a floating trophy, awarded with a miniature collectable trophy.

Medals:

Gold

Silver

Bronze

First 5 Men & Women
All Category Winners

Senior Men: Under 3:45
Veteran Men: Under 3:50
Master Men: Under 4:20
Grand Master Men: Under 4:45

Balance up to 3 500
finishers

Senior Women: Under 4:05
Veteran Women: Under 4:25
Master Women: Under 5:05
Grand Master Women: Under 5:50




FOREVER Loskop Marathon Series proudly presented by DCSR under the auspices of Middelburg Marathon Club.
Sponsor FOREVERSponsor Middelburg Marathon KlubThe Department of Culture, Sport and Recreation MpumalangaMpumalanga, the place of the rising sunComrades Marathon Qualifier

We salute our sponsors:

FOREVER Resorts Lodges Hotels Retreats Department of Culture, Sport and Recreation MpumalangaSealy PosturepedicO.H. FrewinMiddelburg Marathon ClubStay Awake Jumpstart