Ultra Marathon qualifying races
You can qualify from 1 July 2019 onward for TOM 2020. 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.
You can qualify after entering TOM 2020 – you do not need to wait until entries for TOM 2020 have opened; start qualifying now! The cut-off date for qualifications will be advised.
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. The qualifier period starts 1 July 2019.
Your qualifying results must be added to your TOM profile. The deadline for updating your profile with your qualifying results will be advised.
|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|