Old Mutual | Do Great Things
  • Old Mutual LiveReceive live up-to-the-minute and comprehensive Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon coverage with the latest news, traffic and event information as well as interviews from runners, celebrities and other specialists. Live streaming available from 1 April 2015 - 4 April 2015Read More
  • Old Mutual AppDownload the Old Mutual App where you can track your runner’s progress and share in their experience! Receive live, up-to-the-minute and comprehensive Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon coverage or listen to recorded podcasts pre and post race day.Read More
  • Sponsorship RequestsOld Mutual believes in investing in South Africa’s social fabric through sporting events, education and arts and culture.Read More
  • More than yourselfThe ‘More than Yourself’ platform gives you an opportunity to join with others to do great things. Donate to a cause, support a participating friend’s chosen cause, or start your own fundraising campaign to support and improve communities across the country.Read More
  • Trophy Wine ShowThe Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show is South Africa’s premier wine competition that recognises the top local wines and winemakers, and honours excellence in the wine industry.Find out more
  • Old Mutual RunningThe Old Mutual running portal enables athletes to interact, ask questions, get customised training programmes and find race information for some of South Africa's leading events including The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and the Old Mutual Om Die Dam Marathon.Read more
  • Social ResponsibilityOld Mutual’s social vision is to invest in South Africa’s economic success by contributing to jobs, education and skills creation to benefit the most vulnerable of our communities and their members.Find out more
 

Welcome to Do Great Things


For more than 167 years, Old Mutual has contributed to social development in South Africa by investing in local initiatives such as sporting events, education, arts and culture. The knowledge and experience gained from partnering with community groups and organisations on some of South Africa’s leading events has resulted in wisdom, and wisdom shared inspires others to do great things.

With this in mind, Old Mutual has developed a community platform for users to interact with and find useful information about the various events that are sponsored by Old Mutual, covering various interests including music, running, education, wine and social responsibility.

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Register on this website to engage in the forums, comment on posts and articles and customise your experience across the various portals on the Do Great Things platform. Plus, you can download running training programmes, create party invitations, calculate education costs and enter the latest competitions.


Latest News


March 29, 2015   |  Running
In many countries in the World the 90km distance would be considered more an extended marathon than an Ultra. These countries believe that ultras only begin at 100km. Now 90km is only a ‘kick in the pants’ shorter than a 100km and the big five hills would certainly make this somewhat harder than a flatter 100km, and on the up run the 35km of constant climbing to Bothas Hill certainly……
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March 28, 2015   |  Running
In the 60’s the Beatles sang of being 64 and in those days reaching three score and ten was seen as an innings that the Proteas could have been proud of. Today people are living much longer but a look at the winners of the Founders Trophy tells a story of Comrades. The Founder’s trophy goes to the oldest finisher in each years race. It was first presented in 1954……
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March 27, 2015
We head to Europe for this edition of Old Mutual Live. Marco van Leeuwen lives in the Netherlands and is coming to Cape Town to run his first Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in 2015. Marco, who is a huge PSV Eindhoven fan, has decided to combine his love for football with his love for running at this year’s Two Oceans. Brad Brown chats to Marco about where the idea……
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March 26, 2015   |  Running
Are the modern runners too slack? Has the 12 hour cut off destroyed Comrades? The early Comrades finishers all received solid silver medals but as the numbers increased the medals were changed to reflect different performance standards. In 1960 the number of entrants exceeded 100 for only the second time with only 80 finishers. Only the top 12 finished under the 7 hour 30 minute mark and another 28 achieved……
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March 26, 2015   |  Running
Race organisation has changed considerably over the years. The very first race in 1921 took several attempts to get going and it is thanks to the persistence of Vic Clapham that 48 runners entered, 34 runners started and 16 finished. That said in 1921 the race organisers job was a less taxing than today. Once runners had started the organisers’ main priority was to keep the runner safe and on……
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