Budget Rent a Car Drives Om Die Dam 2017

Budget Rent a Car Drives Om Die Dam 2017


As runners get ready to tick off one of the biggest annual races from their bucket list, Budget Rent a Car is ready to go the distance to show support.


Budget Rent a Car has announced its partnership as the official car rental partner to The Old Mutual Om Die Dam Ultra Marathon, to be held on 18 March in Hartebeespoort.

This is the first-time Budget Rent a Car will partner with the marathon and forms part of its overall brand commitment to help people go places. During this year’s Om Die Dam race (which is also a key qualifying race for the Comrades Marathon, for which Budget Rent a Car is also the official car rental partner) an additional Budget Rent a Car water station will keep the runners hydrated on route.

In its 27th year of existence, the Om Die Dam marathon took place for the first time in 1991 – and today attracts over 10 000 participants from all over the country.  This marathon is one of the largest inland marathons in South Africa.

“At Budget Rent a Car, we respect the passion and incredible effort ultra-marathon runners put into their sport, and we want to support them in achieving their goals.  We believe our role is to continue to help our customers to grow and prosper both today and well in the future. This is a key part of how we are helping people move forward. We wish the same for all the runners participating in this race and are committed to supporting them in going the full distance,” said Budget Rent a Car Chief Executive, Rainer Gottschick.



About the company

Budget Rent a Car, an American car rental company, was founded in 1958 in Los Angeles, California by Morris Mirkin and was launched in South Africa 46 years ago.

In March 2015, Barloworld Ltd, which operates the Avis Car Rental brand in southern Africa, announced that it will also operate the Budget Car Rental brand.


Under the license agreement, Barloworld will operate the Budget brand in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.


Budget Rent a Car is a growth-oriented car rental company by efficiently serving value-conscious customers for all their car rental occasions.


Visit the website for more information www.budget.co.za



This release was issued by Ogilvy PR on behalf of Avis Budget.


For more information, please contact:

Nonkululeko Mahlangu

E: nonkululeko.mahlangu@ogilvypr.co.za

M: 071 448 9944

T: 011 709 6602

Author: Staff Reporter

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