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Old Mutual
Two Oceans


The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon 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.

Participants can choose from various distances – the scenic 56km Ultra Marathon or popular 21km Half Marathon. There are also a number of Old Mutual Two Ocean Fun Runs to choose from.

The event attracts close to 26 000 participants across all the distances and provides them with a mixture of breath-taking scenery, a gruelling test of fitness for both the elite and recreational runner, and unrivalled race organisation and atmosphere.

Change in Entries for 21km

The entry process for the Half Marathon will be confirmed later this year. The new ballot system is an applications process whereby prospective Half Marathon participants will have the opportunity to submit their application – or interest to enter - through the online applications system via the OMTOM website. For more information on the ballot system and how to apply, please visit the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon site.


The 48th consecutive Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon will remain on the traditional route via Chapman’s Peak, Hout Bay and Constantia Nek.

Race Day: Easter Saturday, 31 March 2018


Since 1998, runners have turned out in large numbers to enjoy the atmosphere of the Half Marathon and to support their friends running in the Ultra Marathon.

Race Day: Easter Saturday, 31 March 2018


The boom in trail running over the past few years prompted the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon race office to introduce its very own trail run through the forests above UCT offering inspiring vistas over the peninsula on Good Friday morning. Both the Short and the Long runs start at the UCT grounds and take runners along the lower slopes of Devil’s Peak and nearby forests. Open to beginners and experienced trail runners, the challenging routes offer runners varied terrain with steep ascents and descents.

Race Day: Good Friday, 30 March 2018


Race Day: Good Friday, 30 March 2018
Distances: 56m Nappy Dash, 250m Toddler’s Trot, 2.1km Fun Run, 5.6km Fun Run

Bring your family and friends, especially your kids, and come and experience the spirit of this great event. There is loads of fun for the whole family.

More Information

For more information, please visit the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Race site.