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2023 dates are still to be confirmed.
Please confirm with the event organiser before making any travel plans relating to this event.

About the 'Om Die Dam' Ultra Marathon

The "Om Die Dam" showed a tremendous growth from 1950 athletes in the first race during 1991.

Reasons given for the popularity of the race are the tremendous atmosphere during the race, the beautiful surroundings and scenic route; the quality and presentation of the race which is regarded as one of the best organized races in the country.

The way in which athletes are taken care of on the road up to the last athlete. No wonder the race became known as the race for the man in the street. The central location of the Hartbeespoort Dam makes it accessible from all the Northern Provinces.

Route Type: Circular:
You run the first few kilometres alongside the dam and through the tunnel. Then you climb over Commando Nek. This is early in the race and should not pose any problems. From the top it is easy going as you cross the bridge over Hartbeespoort Dam. This is always a very beautiful stretch as the sun is rising by this stage. Then you have a steady climb through Broederstroom past Pelindaba.

Here it can be very hot but the organisers go out of their way to assist you by having excellent water tables that offer all sorts of refreshments, such as fruit, ice lollies and even very miniature wors rolls! Then, just like that famous race in the Cape, comes the mighty challenge at about 38km when you have to climb over Saartjiesnek. You may be forgiven if you think this is Constantia Nek, because the feeling is just the same.

At the top you are rewarded with a panoramic view of the dam and the town below. It is run in the North West, so be warned: it can get hot and you must drink! You run the 21.1km route around the suburbs of Hartbeespoort. You will find it flat, easy and fast.

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To avoid disappointment it is advisable to book your accommodation well in advance for this event. Visit the Hartbeespoort Dam Accommodation pages to find guest houses, hotels and self catering places to stay and for additional info about Hartbeespoort Dam which includes attractions, restaurants and things to do, see Hartbeespoort Dam Info.

Need to Know

WhenTo be confirmed - June 2023

Telephone+27 (0)78 765-2167

OvernightStay nearby in Hartbeespoort Dam, in North West Province

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