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Old Mutual is committed to social development and investing in South African talent. To this end the Old Mutual Sponsorship team plays an active role in an array of fields, including several key annual running events. Each event contributes to building on the rich cultural tapestry of our nation. This is achieved by promoting unity through sporting events, celebrating diversity and stimulating growth and education.

Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon attracts the cream of local and international athletes, offering a tough challenge against a backdrop of spectacular scenery. The event includes a challenging 56 km ultra-marathon, a 21 km half marathon, two trail runs and a variety of fun runs for the whole family.

Old Mutual Om Die Dam Marathon

Om Die Dam is the largest inland ultra-marathon in South Africa and attracts over 7 000 participants. Due to its scenic qualities (the venue is Hartbeespoort Dam) combined with its family appeal it is consistently voted as one of the top races of the year.  Om die Dam offers a 50km ultra marathon, a 21.1 km half-marathon, a 10km route and a 5km fun run.

Training Guides

To help with your training and preparation for any of these races, you might like to use one of the customised training programmes, developed by Virtual Coach, Norrie Williamson.

Comrades Marathon

The Comrades Marathon is the world’s oldest and largest ultra marathon run over a distance of approximately 90 km (56.1 miles) between the capital of the Kwazulu-Natal Province of South Africa, Pietermaritzburg, and the coastal city of Durban. The race is run from “gun to gun”.

Wild Series

The Wild Series is a series of sporting events that aims to raise funds for conservation projects around South Africa. The trail running, mountain biking or obstacle events take place in a variety of breathtaking and often wild locations. They range from one-day to three-day events, catering for the adventurous sports enthusiast. All events are family friendly and cater for families with KidZone facilities at most of the races.

Run For More Than Yourself

The ‘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.