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Home >> News >> 2014 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Entry Process Changes

2014 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Entry Process Changes

  • Ultra Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • Trail Run

What’s new?

  • To ensure a faster and hassle free entry experience you can create a personalised profile with an individual login before entries open.
  • Profiles can be created using either your Facebook login or your email address.
  • Payment: The payment page will only become available once you have entered all the required information. No payment – no entry.
  • One ID number = one entry. You can’t enter two races if they occur on the same day (either the Half Marathon or Ultra Marathon; not both). It is possible to enter events on Friday and Saturday.
  • For more information go to the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon website: www.twooceansmarathon.org.za

Important Dates:

Date Activity Entry Limits

15 October 2013 at 10h00

Ultra Marathon entries open

11 000

17 October 2013

Participants create online profile and update personal details


5 November 2013 at 10h00

Blue and Light Blue Number holders entries open for Half Marathon


11 November 2013 at 10h00

Runners with valid SA Running Club Licences entries open for Half Marathon


14 November 2013 at 10h00

Previous Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Finishers (Ultra or Half Marathon or any Trail Run) entries open for Half Marathon


2 December 2013 at 10h00

Trail Run entries open

400 for 10km

400 for 22km

22 January 2014

Entry Draw closes


23 January 2014

Random Electronic Entry Draw


19 March 2014

Details for all races to be updated and entries close


Ultra Marathon:

  • Qualification criteria: 

-          You must have a proven marathon or ultra-marathon qualifying time. All standard marathons and races longer than 42.2 km will count as qualifying races, provided that they are held under the auspices of the IAAF (or ASA in South Africa) and receive a result of under 5 hours for a standard marathon (42.2km).

-          Although it is a prerequisite for participation, runners do not need to qualify before entering the race. Runners can qualify from 1 July 2013 onward and this information can be updated by 19 March 2014.

-          For other distances please go to www.twooceansmarathon.org.za

-          RSA runners must belong to an athletics club in South Africa.

-          You must be at least 20 years old on Race Day.

  • Personal, medical and seeding changes can be updated after you have entered by using your personal login.

Half Marathon:

Due to the high demand on our system upon opening entries, prospective entrants are strongly advised to update your details in the weeks leading up to their actual entry date.

  • You are encouraged to prepare and update your personal information online before entries open.
  • The entry fee has increased by R5.00 to R100.00.
  • Entry Draw:

-          Athletes who have not previously run any of the Two Oceans Marathon events, runners who finished outside the cut-off and previous participants who missed the first entry batch qualify to enter the Entry Draw.

-          Runners wanting to participate in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon must logon to create their profile in order to enter the Entry Draw.

-          A random electronic draw will identify the 6 000 successful athletes.

-          Successful applicants will be contacted to complete their entry by credit card payment or EFT.


Trail Run:

Online entries sold out within hours of opening last year. Please ensure that your details are updated before entries open to ensure a better entry experience.