Old Mutual | Do Great Things | Two Oceans Marathon
  • Two OceansThe 'world's most beautiful marathon' offers a challenging ultra marathon, a popular half marathon, a trail run and fun runs that the whole family can enjoy. The race will take place on Saturday 4 April 2015.
  • Half Marathon (21km)The 17th consecutive Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon takes place on 19 April 2014. Find out more about the race details including registrations, on-the-day logistics, and training and preparation.Read More
  • Ultra Marathon (56km)The endurance runner's guide to the Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon includes information on the route, how to enter and customised training guides.Read More
  • Trail RunsOpen to beginners and experienced trail runners, the challenging routes offer runners varied terrain with steep ascents and descentsRead More
  • Run for more than yourselfThe Old Mutual ‘More than Yourself’ platform gives you an opportunity to join with others to do great things. You can 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
  • Training CentreTo help with your training and preparation, Old Mutual Virtual Coach Norrie Williamson has developed a series of customised training programmes designed to help you 'do great things' with your running goals.Get a training programme

Race Countdown


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.  It has earned a reputation as the world’s most beautiful marathon. The first race was held in 1970 and saw 26 runners line up to face the unknown challenge. Since then, the race has become a national institution and a firm favourite with local, upcountry, and international athletes.

The ‘world’s most beautiful marathon’ offers a challenging ultra marathon, a popular half marathon, a trail run and fun runs that the whole family can enjoy. The race will take place on Saturday 4 April 2015.

Important Dates – General Entries

  • 1 October 2014 – Log in to update your person details
  • 29 October 2014 – Ultra Marathon Entries open
  • 5th of November 2014 – Blue and Yellow number holders
  • 13 November 2014 – Runners with valid SA Running Club Licence
  • 19 November 2014 – Half Marathon Entries open to all runners
  • 24 November 2014 – Fun Runs
  • 4 December 2014 – Trail Run Entries open



Latest News

November 27, 2014 I was first introduced to the slogan ‘Start slow and taper off’ in 1994 through a good friend Joe Oakes. Joe is an ultra runner, distance swimmer, organiser of many events including the ‘Escape from Alcatraz swim’ in San Francisco and the ‘Key to Shining Key 100 miler’ down the keys of Florida. National Geographic heralded Joe for his manpowered circumnavigation the world: He is a man of vast experience who has…
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November 11, 2014 Just how much do you want to improve? Improving performance is actually quite straight forward. That does not mean its easy, but the principles for improved performance are easily explained: To improve a runner needs only: Improve their endurance, or perhaps more correctly improve their ability to convert blood fatty acids into carbohydrate and then ATP or energy. Alternatively: They can become faster by improving speed over a short distance. If you improve one or the…
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October 27, 2014 The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) rewarded some amazing individuals for showcasing the spirit of Comrades at its annual awards gala in Durban on Friday, 24 October 2014. The CATHSSETA Spirit of Comrades awards gala honours select individuals for their very human attributes of selflessness, dedication, perseverance and Ubuntu; combined with their love for The Ultimate Human Race. The prestigious awards gala has been a defining feature of the CMA since 1996. The…
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October 15, 2014 Entries for the 2015 Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon will only open on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 at 10am.   This postponement comes in light of professional advice strongly recommending further important updates to our online entry system to tighten banking security and address the increasing instance of internet fraud. We apologise for this delay and know that you have been looking forward to securing your entry on Wednesday 15 October…
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