Ultra Marathon qualifying races
As an entrant, you must have run a qualifying marathon or a longer distance in the specified times. In other words, you must run a qualifier.
Qualifying Criteria for 56km (the Ultra Marathon)
What Counts As A Qualifying Race?
All standard IAAF (ASA in South Africa) affiliated marathons, and/or races longer than 42.2 km count as qualifying races, provided that:
- the race course is officially measured, and
- the race is officially timed.
Please provide your official time from a race you have run after 1 July 2022. You do not need to wait until entries for #TTOM2023 have opened!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not see your race on the TOM entry system.
Your qualifying times are used to seed you – this means faster runners in the front and slower runners at the back. If you do not supply a seeding time, you will start at the back. Seeding is based on a previous 10km, 15km or 21.1km
The cut-off date for submitting your qualifier is 6 March 2023.
- Click here for all ultra marathon qualifying and seeding tables.
- Click here for all half marathon qualifying and seeding tables.
Qualifying Period and Cut-off Date
All runners (including International and Africa entrants, as well as Blue Number holders) are required to run a qualifying marathon (or longer distance) within the specified minimum time, as stated in the table below.
Once entries for TTOM 2023 have opened, your qualifying results must be added to your TTOM profile. These qualifying results cannot be added to your TTOM profile prior to entries opening.
The final cut-off date for all qualifier updates on your profile is 6 March 2023.
|42.2 km||sub 5:00|
|50 km||sub 6:30|
|56 km||sub 7:00|
|90 km||sub 12:00|
|100+ km||sub 13:30|