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.
  • 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

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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.


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March 27, 2014 South Africa's top female road runner, Rene Kalmer, says she is ready to shine again in her favourite 21km race, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon, on April 19. Kalmer, the only South African woman to have won the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon in the last nine years, is gearing up to lead a massive female contingent at this year’s annual event. It’s held in conjunction with the…
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March 26, 2014 Life is about numbers.  It starts with a time and date of birth and is measured in hours, days months and years.  As the number change we learn to plan, prepare and investing in our future. Five takes us to school to invest in education, twelve we graduate to high school which leads to our teens, specialization, and the foundation of a career; sixteen brings manhood, and eighteen additional study, or entrance…
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