Qualifying Criteria

Qualifying Criteria

Ultra Marathon qualifying races

You can qualify from 1 July 2018 onward. All entrants are required to have run a qualifying marathon or longer distance in specified times.

View a list of qualifying races
Qualifying Criteria for 56km

What Counts As A Qualifying Race?

All standard IAAF (ASA in South Africa) affiliated marathons, and/or races longer than 42.2 km will count as qualifying races, provided that:

  • the race course is officially measured, and
  • the race is officially timed.

Although it is a prerequisite for participation, you do not need to qualify before entering OMTOM 2019 – you have until 25 March 2019 to submit your qualifier.

Qualifying Period

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 stipulated below. The qualifier window opens 1 July 2018.

Your qualifying results must be submitted to your OMTOM profile by 25 March 2019. Runners who do not submit their qualifiers by this Profile Update deadline will forfeit their entry.

42.2 kmsub 5:00
50 kmsub 6:30
56 kmsub 7:00
90 kmsub 12:00
100+ kmsub 13:30

Qualifying Race Organisers

Organisers of races that are deemed qualifiers for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon are invited to download the official ‘qualifier’ logo that can be used on entry forms, flyers and websites:

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