Old Mutual Two Oceans half marathon entries is being bid on
This is a means by Old Mutual to raise money for charity.
Those who are keen to take part in the Old Mutual sponsored Two Oceans half marathon but who missed out on the entry date, still have a chance to enter the race and do some good in the process.
Old Mutual has decided to put twenty entries up for auction for a period of 20 days (beginning February 3rd).
All the money raised will go towards its Bobs for Good Foundation charity,
Auctions will run for 20 days until February 20 and each day, the highest bidder will be able to take home the entry. Bidding starts at R900 each day.
The winning bid also receives a PUMA product voucher worth R1,500 and an 'A' seeding entry.
According to the director of the Two Oceans, Rowyn James: "13,500 entries were received for the half marathon in just over two months and when entries closed in early January, there was many disappointed runners who didn't get an entry. This is one way for us to help out a few of them, while also raising funds for our charity Bobs for Good."
The charity in question is a local, non profit organization, which has been chosen as the official charity of the Old Mutual Two Oceans half marathon.
Bobs for Good, according to Old Mutual's press release, was "established out of the need to restore dignity and pride to underprivileged learners by giving them a new pair of South African made leather school shoes valued at R100 each".
This is the third year that Old Mutual is offering bids to the Two Oceans.
"It provides those select few who weren't able to get an entry with a chance to still run the event and support a worthy cause at the same time," said the company's sponsorship manager, Frank Brooks.