The 50th consecutive Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon will remain on the traditional route via Chapman’s Peak, Hout Bay and Constantia Nek (unless deemed unsafe by authorities in which case the Ou Kaapse Weg route (prior to 2004) will be used). The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon is run under the rules of IAAF, Athletics South Africa (ASA) and Western Province Athletics (WPA).

A marathon with global appeal is the Two Oceans Marathon. Hosted in the beautiful sea side city of Cape Town, the Two Oceans marathon attracts some 20 000 participants who willingly taken on 56 kilometers of open road and challenging mountain climbs. An interesting feature of the route of Two Oceans Marathon, is as the name indicates, it passes both oceans surrounding the South African shoreline – the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. It is therefore as stunning as it is challenging.

The toughest part of the Two Oceans Marathon, is undoubtedly the mountain climb known as the ‘Suikerbossie Pass’. After you’ve enjoyed the scenery of Chapmans peak and you’ve passed through the relative flats of Hout Bay, every ounce of remaining energy will be used as you climb this monstrous hill. Even if you don’t harbour any ambitions of running 56km, there’s a great vibe amongst the spectators lining the course in support. The screams of supporters will edge you on to the top of this hill where you’re greeted by the welcome sight of the Atlantic Ocean.

RACE INFO

Date of Race: 20 April 2019
Start Time: 06:30
Distance: 56 km (34.8 miles)
Start point : Main Road in Newlands.

Marathon mark (42.195 km): Near the cemetery on Constantia Nek.

Ultra Route
The World’s Most Beautiful Marathon: This year’s route (the PURPLE line on the map) will be the same as the one used since 2004. Runners will veer off left onto Noordhoek Road (Chapman’s Peak Drive) at the foot of Ou Kaapse Weg after passing through Sun Valley, and then head through Noordhoek and Hout Bay to Constantia Nek.

Start point : Main Road in Newlands.
Quarter way mark (14 km): In Lakeside, just past the Sandvlei turnoff.
Halfway mark (28 km): On Noordhoek Road before Chapman’s Peak
Marathon mark (42.195 km): Near the cemetery on Constantia Nek.

It is the responsibility of each runner to know the route of their race. Traffic Police and race marshals will take all reasonable steps to ensure runners safety, however runners are responsible for their well being at all times.

Chapman’s Peak Drive re-opened in December 2003, nearly 4 years after the scenic road was closed because of dangerous rock falls. The new road includes a number of additional safety features, such as 1560 metres of high energy catch fences and two curved canopy structures totalling 81 metres in length. The construction costs were in excess of R157 million. The re-opening of this classic scenic road was welcomed by thousands of Two Oceans ultra marathon runners.

56 km: The route remains the same as last year. From the start in Newlands along the Main Road to Fish Hoek, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay, Constantia Nek, Rhodes Drive, and Union Avenue to the finish at UCT. An IAAF graded course measurer has certified the route. A sign will mark every kilometer of the route. The course is 56 km (35 miles).

Half Marathon
Distance | 
21.1 km (13.1 miles)
Date of Race | Easter Saturday, 20 April 2019
Start time | 06:00

Why is it called the Two Oceans Marathon?

As indicated in the name, the marathon’s route takes in two oceans, the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, which meet at a point fluctuating between Cape Agulhas and Cape Point. … The race is not just about the ultra-marathon, which was its only race when it began.

Source credit:

www.mycapetownstay.com

www.brandsouthafrica.com

 

 

We look forward to welcoming our Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon visitors to Simon’s Town.

Remember, all participants in local events get 10% discount when staying at Mariner Guesthouse: info@marinerguesthouse.co.za / 021 786 4528

 

Participants can choose from various distances – the scenic 56km Ultra Marathon or popular 21km Half Marathon. There are also a number of Old Mutual Two Ocean Fun Runs to choose from.

The event attracts close to 26 000 participants across all the distances and provides them with a mixture of breath-taking scenery, a gruelling test of fitness for both the elite and recreational runner, and unrivalled race organisation and atmosphere.

ENTRY UPDATE

The 2018 Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon once again smashed all records and expectation when the event reached its 11 000 entry limit in just 2 days. It is wonderful to see that ultra distance running continues to enjoy the support and the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and that the marathon remains on the bucket list of runners across the globe.

Reaching capacity so quickly is a testament to the strong brand we have built in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon over the years, and witnessing this incredible demand for the entries a year before the 50th anniversary is incredibly exciting. The good news is that the prospective Ultra Marathon participants still have 2 chances to enter.

For the first time, a limited number of charity entries have been made available and will be sold on the 4 December 2017. These charity partners are currently being finalised, and more information will be published on the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon website in the next few weeks.

In addition, substitution entries open on 9 January 2018 and close on the 28 February. This entry process provides runners who can no longer participate, the opportunity to withdraw and hand over their entry to another runner with the entry system.

All OMTOM Ultra Marathon entrants are required to update their online profiles with their online profiles with their 2018 Running Clu license numbers and qualifier details to their online profiles by 5 pm on 28 February 2018. Runners who fail to meet this deadline will forfeit their entry. This year we will also add an additional Club Verification measure. Running Clubs will have the opportunity to verify the 2018 license details of their members between 1 and 6 March, and any runner who does not have a valid, paid-up 2018 Running Club membership will forfeit their entry

RUNNERS’ VILLAGE

Every year, financial constraints prevent many talented athletes from disadvantaged communities from participating in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. Runners Village gives underprivileged athletes the opportunity to experience the magic without the stress of worrying about where to sleep the night before the marathon. Athletes from across South Africa will be accommodated, and the Runners’ Village, situated at the Cape Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology in Tokai, will host the athletes.

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon will remain on the traditional route via Chapman’s Peak, Hout Bay and Constantia Nek (unless deemed unsafe by authorities in which case the Ou Kaapse Weg route (prior to 2004) will be used). The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon is run under the rules of IAAF, Athletics South Africa (ASA) and Western Province Athletics (WPA).

Race Day: Easter Saturday, 31 March 2018

  • Start Venue: Main Road in Newlands.
  • Quarter way mark (14 km): In Lakeside, just past the Sandvlei turnoff.
  • Halfway mark (28 km): On Noordhoek Road before Chapman’s Peak
  • Marathon mark (42.2 km): Near the cemetery on Constantia Nek.