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 25, 2016
Legendary Kwazulu Natal athlete, Colleen de Reuck, will return to South Africa to compete in the Old Mutual Two Oceans marathon on 26 March, and despite her 51 years the ex-Durbanite and Savages runner will be targeting a top five position.
Olympian De Reuck, and husband Darren, were top athletes in the 1980’s and 90’s with Colleen going to her first Olympics in Barcelona in 1992.
A strange set of circumstances saw…
February 25, 2016
Sunday’s Witness Maritzburg Marathon’s route is faster than the previous editions, which was based at the Drill Hall near the lowest point on the banks of the Umzinduzi.
The change of venue to the Harry Gwala stadium has had multiple effects:
Firstly the start previously required runners to tackle the deceptive slow poison climb through the city centre and continue climbing up College Road, Alexander Road and it’s extension to the highest…
February 18, 2016
Female participants in this year’s Comrades Marathon are being specially catered for. The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) will host the Old Mutual-Comrades Women Seminar in Johannesburg this weekend.
Comrades Coach, Lindsey Parry and other professionals, including a sports psychologist, medical doctor, nutritionist and a financial advisor will inform and advise the ladies at an exciting morning session with ultra-running hints and tips.
The sessions are aimed at providing technical as well as…
February 17, 2016
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) is saddened by news of the death this weekend of Comrades gold medallist Riana Van Niekerk. She was 39 years old.
Of her seven Comrades finishes, Riana managed a top ten finish four times between 2004 and 2011, her best race being in 2008 when she claimed sixth position. She also held three Comrades silver medals to her name. Riana was also the winner of the…