Dear Club Chairperson,
A warm ‘hello’ from us at Two Oceans Marathon. I trust you are coping with the adjustments we’ve all had to make following the cancellation of TOM 2020 and in accordance with the subsequent national lockdown restrictions.
With some of the regulations now having been amended, I am happy to confirm that the TOM Office has reopened, with a reduced number of staff working on a strict rotational basis.
Our immediate priority right now, is distributing the TOM 2020 T-Shirts and Buffs as promised. While a nation-wide delivery to 30 000 runners is a huge logistical operation, we wish to do so in the most efficient and speedy manner.
The vast majority of runners have prompted us to send their T-shirts to their clubs, and I am reaching out to you as a valued WPA member club for your support in ensuring that all TOM 2020 runners in the region, receive the TOM 2020 T-shirts and Buffs they are due.
To this end, I kindly request your assistance as follows:
- That a nominated club representative collect from the TOM Office, the full complement of TOM 2020 T-Shirts due to your club members who entered the TOM 2020 Ultra Marathon and Trail Runs, and to those who purchased a Half Marathon T-Shirt; and
- That your club makes the necessary arrangements for your members who entered TOM 2020, to collect their TOM 2020 shirts and Buffs from your clubhouse or office.
Your full complement of T-shirts and Buffs will be ready for collection at the TOM Offices in Heathfield, Cape Town from Wednesday 8 July 2020 to Friday 31 July 2020 between 9am and 4.30pm on weekdays.
Due to Covid-19 safety compliance measures in place at the TOM Office, collection of your TOM 2020 apparel will need to be scheduled ahead of time. A member of the Two Oceans Marathon team will contact you during this week to schedule a time between 9am and 4pm each weekday, to collect the TOM 2020 apparel.
On collection, your nominated representative will receive a package containing the total number of T-shirts owing to your members, broken down by event, size and gender.
Please do not hesitate to email the TOM Office at firstname.lastname@example.org should you require any further information relating to the collection of the TOM 2020 T-shirts and buffs.
On behalf of the Two Oceans Marathon, I wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to you and your club members for your continued support during this challenging time and for your contribution to keeping the spirit of road running alive.
Race Director Debra Barnes
On behalf of the Two Oceans Marathon