TOTALSPORTS TWO OCEANS MARATHON 2024 ENTRIES OPEN SATURDAY, 15 JULY (10 AM)
14 July 2023
Entries for the 53rd edition of our globally acclaimed Ultra Marathon and the milestone 25th running of our Half Marathon – South Africa’s biggest half marathon – will open on Saturday, 15 July 2023 at 10 AM.
HOW TO ENTER
Go to our homepage at www.twooceansmarathon.org.za when entries open for your category or event draw and click ‘enter here’. Create a profile if you do not yet have one on the system and follow the prompts.
The following 2024 entry fees have been ratified by the TOM Board. All South African runners for the Ultra Marathon need to belong to a running club and licenced accordingly.
|ULTRA MARATHON (Includes complimentary Ultra Marathon T-shirt)
|HALF MARATHON (Includes complimentary Half Marathon T-shirt)
|Licensed South African Athletes
|Unlicensed South African Athletes
|R420 + R60 for temp licence
|Rest of Africa Athletes
BALLOT SYSTEM FOR LOCAL ENTRIES
The ballot (lottery/draw) system will once again be used for both the Ultra and Half Marathon for South African runners, in line with international best practice. Runners may go into the draw for only one event.
The ballot opens on Saturday, 15 July 2023 at 10am and closes on Sunday, 23 July 2023 at midnight.
At certain stages of the ballots, the draws will be weighted in favour of various categories of runners including Blue Number Club members, Yellow Numbers (those doing their 10th, 20th, etc) and club runners.
The various rounds of the ballot draw all take place on Monday, 24 July 2023.
Runners entering via the ballot pay only once their name has been successfully drawn in the ballot.
Runners drawn in the ballot have until 5pm on Monday, 4 September 2023 to make their payment. Failure to make payment will mean that a runner forfeits their entry. It will then be allocated to another runner.
INTERNATIONAL AND REST OF AFRICA ENTRIES
International and African entries open on Friday, 21 July 2023 (midday) and close when capacity is reached.
International and Rest of Africa runners do not enter via the ballot system, and can pay for and secure their entries straight away.
Charity entries will open in September 2023. Fees will be uploaded once final charity partners have been confirmed.
CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP RUN, TRAIL RUN AND FUN RUNS
These events will open in October 2023. Fees will be communicated then.
ULTRA MARATHON QUALIFIERS
Any officially timed and measured marathon or longer distance, run after 1 July 2023, can be used as your qualifier. Race Office will be conducting spot checks to verify qualifier information submitted.
For the Ultra Marathon the qualifying time for a standard marathon distance is 5 hours. For qualifying times for distances greater than a standard marathon, please go to: www.twooceansmarathon.org.za/event_route_info/seeding
HALF MARATHON SEEDING
In the Half Marathon, qualifying times are used to seed you so that faster runners are at the front; slower runners further back.
We strongly advise you to provide a seeding time. If not, you will unfortunately start at the back.
Seeding is based on a previous 10km, 15km or 21.1km run after 1 July 2023: www.twooceansmarathon.org.za/event_race_day/seeding-2/
To have a successful Half Marathon event we strongly advise you to train for and run at least a 3h15 Half Marathon.
Race Office will be conducting spot checks to verify qualifier information submitted for seeding purposes.
For more information on entering or other race information, please read our FAQs:
or contact us at
021 2000 459 (general queries) or 087 133 2285 (race-related queries) or email email@example.com