Ultra Marathon Entries open 15 October
Online entries for the 2015 Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon open at 10am on Wednesday, 15 October 2014.
The 46th Ultra Marathon will take place on Easter Saturday, 4 April 2015, and the entry limit of 11 000 runners is once again expected to be reached. Please don't forget to update your details BEFORE entries open!
To qualify for participation in the Ultra Marathon, runners must have completed at least one full marathon (42.2km) after 1 July 2014 in a time of less than five hours. However, runners do not have to pre-qualify to enter and can submit their qualifying times at a later stage.
South African Ultra Marathon entrants are also required to belong to a registered running club and have a valid running licence. No temporary licences will be issued to Ultra Marathon runners.
Ultra Marathon Qualification Criteria
- You must have a proven marathon or ultra-marathon qualifying time. All standard marathons and races longer than 42,2km will count as qualifying races, provided that they are held under the auspices of the IAAF (or ASA in South Africa).
- You must finish a standard 42,2km marathon in under 5 hours.
- RSA runners must belong to a running club in South Africa.
- You must be at least 20 years old on Race Day.
Ultra Marathon Entry Fees
- SA licenced : R230
- SA unlicenced : Not applicable as SA runners must be licenced
- Africa entries: R500 (incl. Temp licence of R40)
- International entries: R1 000 (incl. Temp licence of R40)
Old Mutual’s R1 million challenge
In addition to the R250 000 prize money that can be won by the Ultra Marathon winners, title sponsor Old Mutual has once again issued its R1 million challenge to the winning male and female runner who respectively breaks the record for the 56km Ultra Marathon in 2015.
The men’s record of 3:03:44 was set in 1988 by road running legend Thompson Magawana, while Frith van der Merwe set the women’s record a year later in 1989 when she ran 3:30:36.
The closest any runner has come since then is Zimbabwean Marko Mambo, who ran 3:05:39 in 2005, and who has won the race three times. Russian Olesya Nurgalieva ran the second fastest women’s time in 2008 when she crossed the finish line in 3:34:53.