Along the route, refreshment stations will celebrate the best music of the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. On some of the routes, the runners will be accompanied by music trucks to keep them motivated.

According to OFM marketing manager Lindiwe Mtwentula, this is the third year that OFM is presenting this wonderful event. "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'," adds Mtwentula.

Official winners in the 42.2 km, 21.1 and 10 km categories will receive prize money and gold medals. All finishers within the given cut-off time will receive a medal. 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 from 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.

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