Welcome to the Two Oceans Marathon

3 Apr 2021|South Africa

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Please note:

  • Very important - We can unfortunately only cater for international entrants. No entries are available for persons resident in South Africa
  • At this stage Two Oceans Marathon 2021 is scheduled for Easter weekend on Saturday 3 April 2021
  • The Two Oceans organisers are still discussing the various ways in which to safely run Two Oceans in 2021, but it is most likely that there will be no International Entries allowed
  • There could be a staggered start and also the inclusion of a virtual marathon to limit the numbers on the the day
  • Please check back with us regularly for the latest news or email us now for more info or to reserve your spot with the Africa Marathons team

Two Oceans Marathon 2021 has been set for the weekend of 3 April 2021. To book your spot with Team Africa Marathons, get in touch soonest.

The Two Oceans Marathon dubbed Africa's biggest running event and the world's most beautiful marathon is run annually in Cape Town South Africa on Easter weekend.

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, 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 celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019. It is a 56km course that takes athletes on a spectacular route around the Cape Peninsula, and it has often been voted as 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. You can qualify from 1st July 2019 onward to TOM 2020. All standard IAAF (ASA in South Africa) affiliated marathons, and/or races longer than 42.2km are counted as qualifying races, provided that 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. For longer races, please refer to the TOM website for these qualifying times.

Race details:

  • Distance: 56km (34.8 miles)
  • Date: Saturday 3rd April 2021
  • Start time: 06.40
  • 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 and attracts a sold-out field every year. It is a great event if you would like to be part of the Two Oceans Marathon action, but you are 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: Saturday 3rd April 2021
  • Start time: From 05.50, 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 on +44 1932 361807 (UK) +1 844 390 1798 (USA) +44 (0)7791360170 (Rob).

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