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Home >> Events >> Qualifying Criteria for 56km

Qualifying Criteria for 56km

  • Ultra Marathon

What Counts As A Qualifying Race?

All standard IAAF (ASA in South Africa) affiliated marathons, and/or races longer than 42.2 km will count as qualifying races, provided that:

  • the race course is officially measured, and
  • the race is officially timed

Although it is a prerequisite for participation, runners do not need to qualify before entering the race

Qualifying Period

ALL Runners (including International and Africa entrants, as well as Blue Number holders) are required to run a qualifying marathon (or longer distance) within the specified minimum time, as stipulated below. The qualifier window opens 1 July 2018. 

Your qualifying results must be submitted to your OMTOM profile by 18 March 2019. Runners who do not submit their qualifiers by this Profile Update deadline will forfeit their entry. 

Distance Time
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

Qualifying Race Organisers

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: