Budget rent a car hits the ground running as 2016 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon car rental partner

As one of South Africa’s premium marathon events, Budget Rent a Car is excited to be the exclusive car rental partner at the 46th Annual Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon.

Budget Rent a Car joined Avis southern Africa earlier this year, which has sponsored the event for 25 years running. This year, Avis has handed the baton to Budget Rent a Car continuing their legacy for another 25 years and more.

Run As One is the 2016 theme for the marathon and it perfectly captures the vision, mission and values set by The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. “No matter where the runners come from, what they do for a living or how fast they run, for one day of the year, those things don't matter. All differences are set aside and runners and the community come together to Run As One,” said Carol Vosloo, general manager of the Two Oceans Marathon NPC.

“After a 25 year run with Avis, we are excited to welcome Budget Rent a Car on board and we are confident that it will be a long-lasting and fruitful partnership,” added Ms Vosloo.

In running with this theme, this is also a great opportunity for supporters, friends and families to get involved and experience the wide and affordable variety of vehicles available from the Budget Rent a Car fleet.

The Two Oceans Marathon, which is regarded as “the world’s most beautiful marathon”, takes place every year in Cape Town over the Easter weekend. This year’s race race will take place on 26 March 2016, comprising a 56km Ultra Marathon via Chapman's Peak, Hout Bay and Constantia Nek, and the 21km Half Marathon which is in its 18th year.

On Good Friday, 25 March, there will be a 12km and 22km Trail Run traversing the slopes of Devil’s Peak and nearby forests above UCT, an International Friendship Run where runners from all over the world get into the marathon spirit by proudly displaying their national flags, as well as a number of Fun Runs for the whole family.

“The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon is not only a test of physical and mental endurance, but an event with the kind of heart that supports organisations such as SANParks and various charities. We’re extremely excited to watch Budget Rent a Car go the distance with this great South African event and support all runners across the country,” says Rainer Gottschick, Chief Executive of Budget Rent a Car southern Africa.

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