Charity Applications for TOM 2022 Entries have CLOSED

Thank you to all the many charities who applied to partner with us for TTOM 2022. Our list of official charity partners for TTOM 2022 is listed here


Participating in the Two Oceans Marathon (TOM) event is on the bucket list of many runners – and many return year after year because of the amazing experience and the personal achievement of putting their hearts and ‘soles’ on the line. This experience is not simply participating in a great running event, since at the heart of the Two Oceans Marathon is the goal of contributing to a positive change in South Africa, through the activities of the Two Oceans Marathon Initiative (TOMI).

It is through the generosity of thousands of runners participating in Two Oceans Marathon, and their monetary contributions, that much-needed support to many social impact programmes across South Africa has been provided.

Each year TOM invites registered charitable organisations to apply to become an official race charity.

Following a review of applications against the TOMI criteria, the charities selected are able to purchase Two Oceans Marathon entries for the Half or Ultra Marathon, which they can then sell to runners. The opportunity to offer these entries at a higher price in order to drive fundraising and marketing initiatives, are some of the benefits for charities who will successfully apply to be an official TOM 2022 charity partner.

We encourage all charities also to register on GivenGain to drive extra website and social media publicity, and potentially fast-track the pace at which entries sell. For more info, click here.

‘We are thrilled that charity entries have become one of the most coveted means of entering TTOM, thanks to the tangible sense of purpose and fulfilment it brings to runners,’ says Debra Barnes, Two Oceans Marathon Race Director.

In 2021, the Two Oceans Marathon disbursed R217 565,30 to 14 charities. This was made possible through direct donations from runners during the course of 2020, despite the event having been cancelled! The 14 selected charities / elected beneficiaries submitted proposals for their programmes aligned to TOMI’s pillars of education, environment, health and athletics development. We are proud to be a small part of the phenomenal work these organisations do at grassroots level.



Title Sponsor
Old Mutual
Partner Sponsors
  • Totalsports
  • Western Cape Government
  • WesGro
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