Under 100 days to go! The substitution window is open until 18 March, 5pm. Good luck!

FOR TRAIL RUN SUBSTITUTIONS ONLY, go to https://bit.ly/2zM6sTU

Click here
TOMI Two Oceans Maratho‌n Initiative

TOMI Two Oceans Maratho‌n Initiative

Giving back

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon is so much more than the pinnacle of hours of training, pushing through the pain in the name of perseverance, the prestige of the race or enjoying a route unrivalled in natural splendour. At the heart of it all is a social collective that comes to the party with one purpose – to pay it forward and advance social upliftment. 

The Two Oceans Marathon Initiative (TOMI) was launched ahead of the 2012 event, as a fundraising
initiative that provides much-needed funding for charities that match Two Oceans’ four social impact pillars:

  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Athletics Development

Every year, charitable organisations are invited to apply to become an official beneficiary ahead of the
next year’s event. Beneficiary applications for 2019 are now closed. TOMI – Together Our Magic Inspires!

Fundraise for any cause with GivenGain

The world’s most beautiful marathon is also proud to be a community home for runners with big hearts. Last year, The Two Oceans Marathon Initiative (TOMI) raised more than R4 million collectively to bring about positive and lasting social impact change. At Africa’s biggest running event, we’d like our milestone 50th marathon to be historic in more ways than one – we want to make history by surpassing the R5 million mark that is raised for charity, and then some.

Be part of this momentous occasion by fundraising with us for a great cause – any cause! This means you can either select the charity you want to fundraise for on our GivenGain page or register a different cause of your choice.

To get started, visit the OMTOM fundraising page. Select your preferred event. Then, simply click on ‘Start fundraising’ on the event page to register your project and choose a charity close to your heart. Now share your project link with family and friends to ask for donations! For step-by-step instructions, download the PDF guide.

What about registering your own project or a new one not listed so you can fundraise for this other cause? All fundraising on GivenGain always has to be for the benefit of a registered non-profit entity, such as a trust, NPO, Voluntary Association (VA) or a bank account opened in the name of that entity. Therefore, the steps are the following:

  1. Have your cause registered as a trust, NPO or VA, and open a bank account in the name of this entity.
  2. Apply for a charity account on GivenGain here: https://www.givengain.com/list/.
  3. Once activated and set up, the charity or cause will be able to be the recipient of fundraising efforts from individuals. 

Questions about how to register your own or a new fundraising project? E-mail our official fundraising platform partner, GivenGain, at fundraising@givengain.com.

Thank you for helping Africa’s biggest running event to make lasting footprints of change for the better possible in a bigger, bolder way than ever before.


Annual Event Beneficiaries

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon doesn’t just provide a great day out for runners. The event is also a fantastic way to give something back.

Read More
TOMI Beneficiary Application Process

TOMI is an entity of the Two Oceans Marathon NPC (TOM NPC) and mandated by the TOM NPC Board to identity suitable charity organisations/ initiatives.

Applications for 2019 are closed.

Read More


Buy a Charity Entry

2019 Charity partners, entry prices and your GivenGain info will be available by 3 December 2018.

Read More
Charity Applications

Annually a number of entries are sold to benefit our charity (or charities) under the Two Oceans Marathon Initiative, TOMI.

Read More
Event Charity - TOMI

Oceans of caring The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon doesn’t just provide a great day out for runners. The event is also a fantastic way to give something back to the community.

Read More
Title Sponsor
Old Mutual
Partner Sponsors
  • Adidas
  • City of Cape Town
  • Powerade
  • SABC Sport
View All Sponsors