As a runner your qualifying times since 1 July in the year prior to the event, are used to seed you: faster runners in the front and slower runners at the back.
TOM strongly encourages runners to complete a physical road race as their qualifier. However, any officially timed and measured marathon or longer distance, whether in the form of an officially organised virtual or physical race, run after 1 July 2021 can be used as your qualifier. Unfortunately, you cannot run on your own and time yourself. Race Office will be conducting spot checks to verify qualifier information submitted.
An official time would be as generated by a smartwatch, a timing app on a smartphone or a timing platform.
For the Ultra Marathon the qualifying time for a standard marathon distance is 5 hours. Please see below for longer distances.
Email email@example.com if you do not see your race on the TOM entry system.
The cut-off date to submit your qualifier is 20 March 2022.
We kindly draw your attention to the following section in the Rules: Collection of athlete’s race pack: applicable to all events
In abiding with the rules of the Disaster Management Act or any changes thereto, the organisers reserve the right to adjust the seeding of an athlete, regardless of their qualifying / seeding times submitted. Athletes shall be notified of any such change. Please note that TOM tries wherever possible not to downgrade an entrant’s seeding that may have originally been given. However, should there be reasonable reasons for adjusting an entrant’s seeding, this shall be entirely at TOM’s discretion.
All Gold & Silver Medallists will be seeded in Group A. Runners wearing Blue and Yellow numbers will be seeded in group C unless they qualify for a higher group.