Welcome to the Two Oceans Marathon

13 & 14 Apr 2024 | South Africa

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Please note:

  • Very important Two Oceans Marathon information - We can unfortunately only cater for international entrants. No places are available with us for athletes resident in South Africa

  • Two Oceans Marathon 2025 should traditionally take place in April. We will let everyone know as soon as the official date is announced.
  • Expo and race pack collection will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) before the race.
  • The Two Oceans Ultra Marathon will take place on a Saturday in April 2025 (TBC).
  • The Two Oceans Half Marathon will take place on a Sunday in April 2025 (TBC).

The dates for Two Oceans Marathon 2025 are yet to be confirmed for a weekend in April 2025, but we encourage you to book your spot with Africa Marathons, by getting in touch soonest. There are only a limited number of packages.

The Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon, dubbed Africa's biggest running event and the world's most beautiful marathon, is run annually in Cape Town, South Africa, in the month of April.

Cape Town voted the event capital of the world in 2018, is home to abundant fauna and flora, one of the natural wonders of the world (Table Mountain), rich cultural diversity, significant historic buildings and sites and of course the most wonderful people of Cape Town - the Capetonians!

The Two Oceans Marathon boasts both a 56km Ultra Marathon as well as the famous half marathon attracting record numbers. There are also a number of fringe races, like a kiddies dash, a fun run and a trail run on the Friday preceding the main races. For more info on these please contact us.

The Two Oceans Ultra Marathon

Cape Town’s most prestigious race is the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon, which celebrates its 54th anniversary in 2023. It is a 56km course that takes athletes on a spectacular route around the Cape Peninsula, and it has often been voted the most breathtaking course in the world.

The race is run under the auspices of the IAAF, Athletics South Africa (ASA) and Western Province Athletics (WPA).

To enter, you will need to qualify for this race. Qualifying should start from around 1st July 2024 onward to Two Oceans 2025. All standard IAAF (ASA in South Africa) affiliated marathons and/or races longer than 42.2km are counted as qualifying races, provided the course is officially measured and the race is officially timed. If you are running a 42.2km as a qualifying race, you will require a sub 5:00 time. Please refer to the Two Oceans Marathon website for longer races for these qualifying times.

Race details:

  • Distance: 56km (34.8 miles)
  • Date: Saturday, April 2025 (TBC)
  • Start time: TBC
  • Start venue: Main Road corner Dean Street, Newlands
  • Finish area: UCT rugby Fields, Upper Campus, Rondebosch

Two Oceans Half Marathon

This was added to the event in 1989, attracting a sold-out field yearly. It is a great event if you would like to be part of the Two Oceans Marathon action, but you're not quite ready for the ultra distance.

The race is run under the auspices of the IAAF, Athletics South Africa (ASA) and Western Province Athletics (WPA).

Race details:

  • Distance: 21.1km (13.1 miles)
  • Date: Sunday, April 2025 (TBC)
  • Start time: TBC, depending on your starting pen
  • Start venue: Main Road corner Dean Street, Newlands
  • Finish area: UCT rugby Fields, Upper Campus, Rondebosch

To join Team Africa Marathons please email [email protected] or ring +44 1932 361807 (UK) +1 844 390 1798 (USA) +44 (0)7791360170 (Rob).

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Very important Two Oceans Marathon information - We can unfortunately only cater for international entrants. No places are available with us for athletes resident in South Africa