18 & 19 April 2014
All standard marathons and races longer than 42.2 km will count as qualifying races, provided that they are held under the auspices of the IAAF (or ASA in South Africa). Although it is a prerequisite for participation, runners do not need to qualify before entering the race. This information can be supplied at a later stage (manually by 20 Feb or online by 5 March).
Runners can qualify from 1 July 2012 onward. All entrants are required to have run a qualifying marathon or longer distance in specified times (see table on separate page).
International runners are encouraged to comply to the same requirements as South African runners (to have run a qualifying marathon or ultra marathon in the months leading up to the race). For this reason we have extended the qualifying period to any race since the last Two Oceans Marathon. In the unlikely event of International runners unable to run a qualifying marathon within this period they may enter the race, but they will start at the back.
In order to qualify to run the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, runners must have completed the distance indicated below in under the time next to the distance:
|42.2 km||sub 5:00|
|50 km||sub 6:30|
|56 km||sub 7:00|
|90 km||sub 12:00|
|100+ km||sub 13:30|
Click here to view a list of qualifying races.
Organisers of races that are deemed qualifiers for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon are invited to download the official 'qualifier' logo that can be used on entry forms, flyers and websites: