Old Mutual is committed to social development and investing in South Africa’s social fabric through sports. Old Mutual sponsors a number of running events, including the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, Old Mutual Om die Dam, the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon and the Comrades Marathon.
These events contribute to promoting unity, celebrating diversity and stimulating growth and education. The Old Mutual running portal is created for athletes to find entry information and race information. With the help of Old Mutual virtual coach, Norrie Williamson, we’ve also created customised training programmes, designed to help you achieve your target finish times.
18 March 2017 – Om Die Dam
15 April 2017 – Two Oceans Marathon
04 June 2017 – Comrades Marathon
06 November 2016 – Soweto Marathon
February 23, 2017
The first challenging ultra marathon of the year: the increasingly popular Old Mutual Om die Dam
Once considered the baby brother of the more prominent Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and Comrades Marathon, the Old Mutual Om die Dam Marathon has come into its own, having dramatically grown its stature and appeal over the past few years.
Om die Dam was started in 1990 by race organiser Piet Fourie and a handful…
December 08, 2016
Dear Wild Series Trail Runners,
2016 has been a great year for the Old Mutual Wild Series with record entries into Mont Aux Sources and Golden Gate that both included a large percentage of novices. It also saw the introduction of the Grand Slam, a challenge that involved running all of the Old Mutual Wild Series trail events in one calendar year. We can proudly say that 11 people started and finished this enormous challenge.
With 2017 just…
December 05, 2016
Comrades Marathon runners who were unable to enter the 2017 Comrades Marathon during the official entry period (1 September – 30 November 2016) now have an opportunity to still be part of the world’s biggest and oldest ultra-marathon through the official 2017 Comrades Marathon Substitution Process.
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that the Substitution Process will run for one month between mid-March and mid-April next year. The Substitution Rule…
December 02, 2016
As entries for the 2017 Comrades Marathon continue to get processed, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced the entry breakdown for next year’s race.
The entry process officially closed three days ago, due to the cap of 20,000 being reached a day earlier than planned. CMA Race Director, Rowyn James confirmed that runners from over 70 countries have entered the 92nd Comrades Marathon.
South African entries make up 91% of the…