Welcome to the Two Oceans Marathon

Apr 2023|South Africa










Please note:

  • Very important - We can unfortunately only cater for international entrants. No entries are available for persons resident in South Africa
  • Two Oceans Marathon 2023 is awaiting confirmation in April 2023
  • Expo and race pack collection will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in April 2023
  • The Two Oceans Half Marathon will take place on Easter Saturday, April 2023
  • The Two Oceans Ultra Marathon will take place on Easter Sunday, April 2023

With the Two Oceans Marathon 2023 date to be confirmed in April 2023, book your spot with 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 celebrates its 53rd anniversary in 2022. 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 2022 onward to TOM 2023. 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: Sunday April 2023
  • 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 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 April 2023
  • Start time: TBC, depending on your starting pen
  • Start venue: Main Road corner Dean Street, Newlands
  • Finish area: UCT rugby Fields, Upper Campus, Rondebosch

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Since we had our coach, Nick talk about how important it is to have your shoes tried and tested before a race. You might be thinking if the shoes you have are correct. 🤔

Our Physio, Gemma Oates, has the perfect blog to help you find out - How To Choose The Correct Running Shoes. 👟👟

She shares 5 helpful tips on how to find out:
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2.  Get to know your foot type
3.  Get to know the variety of running shoes
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3 crucial things you need to be on top of one month out from your marathon. 🙌

1. Training: 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️
For a race like Comrades Marathon, it’s really important to ensure you line up as fresh as possible. Cutting down from 3 weeks out, followed by a 2-week taper is highly recommend. Remember, no more fitness can be gained in the 2 – 3 weeks prior to race day, you could only jeopardise your race if you push too hard during this phase.
2. Nutrition: 🍎
It’s crucial to test out and replicate your exact race day nutrition in the build up to Comrades. I recommend testing it on your longest run. If it works, don’t change it!
3. Kit and Gear: 👟
You must test your exact race day kit prior to Comrades. Remember don’t be shy to use Vaseline.
Know your race day shoes. It’s never a good idea to wear new shoes on race day. If you know what shoes you’re running in, I often tend to do a few runs in them to wear them in. Once they feel ready, I put them aside and save them for race day. This could be anything from running 50kms – 200kms in them.
- Nick Bester @justalilbester

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It's official, 1 month to go! 🤩 How excited are you? 🎉

Are you ready to run your heart out in one of the most beautiful cities on earth? We simply cannot wait!  Comrades here we come!😃

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