A warm ‘hello’ from us at the Two Oceans Marathon. I trust you are coping with the adjustments we’ve all had to make in accordance with the subsequent national lockdown restrictions.
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 and/or buffs to their clubs, and we indeed believe this to be the most efficient way to ensure all your club runners who entered the TOM 2020 Ultra Marathon and Trail Runs, as well as those who purchased a Half Marathon T-shirt, receive their TOM 2020 apparel without delay.
We intend to use the highly effective national PostNet network of 300 locations nation-wide to distribute these items to our TOM 2020 runners via you, their clubs. Accordingly, the full complement of T-shirts and buffs for your TOM 2020 club runners will be sent in a bulk delivery to the PostNet closest to your Athletics/Running Club.
I am consequently reaching out to you to request your kind assistance with the logistics of these prospective bulk deliveries.
We would appreciate your help as follows:
- Kindly collect the TOM 2020 T-shirts and buffs for your TOM 2020 club runners from the PostNet outlet nearest to your stipulated clubhouse/office address, which would be the address we currently have for you on record.
- Please notify your club members that you will contact them regarding collecting their TOM 2020 apparel from you.
- Please make the necessary arrangements with the TOM 2020 runners in your club to safely obtain their T-shirts and buffs from you.
We will also be notifying TOM 2020 club runners via social media that they are to contact their clubs directly to collect their T-shirts and buffs, and are advising the same in lieu of email queries in this regard.
Your package of T-shirts and buffs will include a summary of the total number of T-shirts broken down by event and gender, as well as the size requested by the each runner, via the TOM 2020 Entry System at the time of entry.
Each club’s consignment will leave the TOM Offices between 21 and 31 July 2020 via PostNet2PostNet Domestic Courier Service, and should reach the outlet nearest to you within 5−7working days.
You will be notified via a telephonic call or SMS to the club contact number we have on record, of the consignment awaiting collection.
If, by 7 August 2020, you have not received your consignment of TOM 2020 apparel, please contact the TOM Race Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.