Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon 31 March 2018

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.


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


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.