Two Oceans Ultra Marathon & Half Marathon

Two Oceans Marathon2020-03-19T04:20:32+00:00
  • Date
    10-11 April 2020
  • Location
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Distance
    56, 21, 24, 12 Km's

TWO OCEANS MARATHON ACCOMMODATION TRAVEL PACKAGE

RACE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19we will be back better & stronger

“The Most Beautiful Marathon in the World”

Cape Town ranks as one of the best cities in the world offering visitors an exciting world class destination to experience and explore. Runners from all over the world partake in the Two Oceans Marathon weekend.  The vistas on the Two Oceans Ultra-Marathon are truly exceptional and so are the many supporters along the route. This with the famous Comrades Marathon – The Ultimate Human Race are the two most famous must do South African races.

GUARANTEED ENTRIES for Two Oceans Ultra Marathon & Half Marathon for International Runners

Two Oceans Marathon is a  festive long weekend of running and meeting people from all corners of the World. If you have run this event, it is always great to return. If it’s your 1st Two Oceans run, you have chosen a great scenic race to run in an adventure paradise.

Two Oceans Marathon (TOM) events are classified as the Trails Runs, Fun Runs, the International Friendship Run (on Friday 10 April), the Half Marathon and the Ultra Marathon (on Saturday 11 April) that take place over the Easter long weekend  10-13 April 2020.

It is compulsory for all athletes to register online and adhere to all the Two Oceans Marathon race rules and regulations.

Foreign athletes must comply with IAAF rule 4.2 and should be able to produce a letter from their federation permitting their participation.

Good Friday 10 April 2020

Trail Runs 24 Km’s or 12 Km’s: The Two Oceans Trail Runs takes you through Newlands forest and both trail runs offer inspiring panoramic views over the Peninsula. Taking runners along the lower slopes of Devil’s Peak and nearby forests. Open to beginners and experienced trail runners, the challenging routes boast varied terrain with steep ascents and technical descents. Both routes are incredibly popular and sell out online in minutes. Trail runners need to adhere to the compulsory equipment rule!

International Friendship Run 5.6 Km’s: All International entrants of the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon & Half Marathon are invited to meet on Good Friday morning for a scenic 5.6 Km run/walk through the City of Cape Town, past some of the city’s most famous landmarks, which include the Cape Town Stadium, Sea Point Promenade, Green Point Park and Mouille Point Lighthouse.

From 09h00-11h00 International Runners from all over the world get into the marathon spirit (with their family and friends, max 3 guests, who can also participate in the Friendship Run for a nominal fee), jogging with the flags from their various countries.

Easter Saturday, 11 April 2020

Ultra-Marathon 56 Km’s: The world’s most beautiful marathon – 56 Km Ultra Marathon around the Cape Peninsula, since 1970.

The 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 will be used).

Half Marathon 21 Km’s : The very popular Two Oceans Half Marathon is a Ballot entry process due to extremely high demand.

Make the most of your exciting Cape Town Easter long weekend with the Sports Adventure tours package.

Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays in South Africa.

CAPE TOWN LODGE HOTEL

Boasting exceptional service and unrivaled facilities, the 4-star Cape Town Lodge Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Cape Town, making tourist attractions like the V&A WaterfrontTable MountainRobben Island and the Kirstenbosch Gardens easily accessible. It is just 10 km from the Two Oceans Marathon start point and 2 Km from the  Cape Town International Convention Centre where the expo and race registration takes place and 5 km to V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain..

The hotel offers a deck with a roof-top pool, bar and fitness centre. Each room comes with a 32″ flat-screen satellite TV, WiFi access and a work desk.The Famous Butchers Grill restaurant serves superior South African “A” grade steaks accompanied by live music. An array of local wine labels complement the food selection.The decor is inspired by Old Cape Town photos on the walls and sculptures

SOUTHERN SUN WATERFRONT CAPE TOWN

The Southern Sun Waterfront hotel in Cape Town is located in the heart of the city’s most tourist friendly precinct, and is a short walk from the famous V&A Waterfront. This award-winning Cape Town hotel offers 537 beautifully-appointed rooms with a host of amenities and services  on offer, including free WiFi, air conditioning, a fully-equipped fitness centre and an outdoor pool.

Dining options include South African inspired dishes at the hotel’s Yizani Restaurant and relaxed cocktails at the Southern Sun Waterfront Bar. Surrounded by world famous attractions including Cape Town’s Green Point Stadium, Table Mountain and the Two Oceans Aquarium.

TWO OCEANS MARATHON ITINERARY 09-12 APRIL 2020

Wish to arrive before Thursday, please email us well in advance, as rooms are subject to availability

Thursday 09 April 2020

Airport transfer as per flight schedule, we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Aside registering at the Two Oceans Marathon Expo and evening briefing this day is at leisure.

10h00 to 19h00 Two Oceans Marathon race registration for all TOM events: Ultra, Half Marathon, Trail Runs & Fun Runs. You have the option of walking to the Expo (11 Km) or book a transfer per the options below for a scheduled time.

14h00 Official Hotel Check-in time, should you arrive earlier the hotel will assist with an early checkin if possible.

Dinner at leisure for your own account, please reserve restaurants due to high demand

Overnight: Cape Town Lodge or Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel

Friday 10 April 2020

Trail Runners early breakfast. Trail runners transfer to the start line for an early am start (please confirm your transfer requirements, as not included)

Non Trail runners enjoy Breakfast at leisure

10h00 to 19h00 Two Oceans Marathon race registration for Ultra & Half Marathon only

It’s time to collect your race packs if not already done

International Friendship Fun Run transfer or / walk

Optional Experiences and Tours available

Dinner at leisure, carbo load for Ultra and Half Marathon

Overnight: Cape Town Lodge or Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel

Saturday 11 April 2020

Early Breakfast for Marathon and Half Marathon runners

04h30-05h00 Transfer for Runners departs to Two Oceans Marathon start Main Road corner Dean Street, Newlands

05h50 – 06h20 Two Oceans Half Marathon start in seeding batches

06h40 Two Oceans Ultra Marathon start

Breakfast, for non runners standard Restaurant time

Runners transfer from UCT Rugby Fields meeting point, to hotel

Optional Experiences and Tours available

Dinner at leisure to celebrate with friends

Overnight: Cape Town Lodge or Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel

Sunday 12 April 2020

Breakfast, standard Restaurant time

Easter Sunday – time to explore….Optional Experiences and Tours available

11h00 check out and settle your extra accounts with the hotel

Wish to stay longer, please advise us well in advance, as rooms are subject to availability for EASTER WEEKEND (Monday is a public holiday).

Airport transfer

TWO OCEANS MARATHON ACCOMMODATION TRAVEL PACKAGES:

We offer hundreds of Adventures across South Africa and Mauritius. With access to all hotels and activities in Cape Town, on preferred supplier rates. If you would like to stay at another hotel or add Adventure Activities, we will happily provide you with a tailored package. Special rates apply to group bookings

If you wish to arrive before or stay longer, let us know.

TWO OCEANS MARATHON ADVENTURE PACKAGE

CAPE TOWN LODGE 4*, CAPE TOWN CITY  09-12 APRIL 2020, 3 Nights 

R 2,860 DOUBLE ROOM per person, sharing  (Max 2 persons) = R 5,720 per room

R 2,860 TWIN ROOM per person, sharing  (Max 2 persons) = R 5,720 per room

R 5,200 SINGLE ROOM per person, sole occupancy of a room (1 person)

CAPE TOWN LODGE 4*, CAPE TOWN CITY  09-13 APRIL 2020, 4 Nights 

R 3,845 DOUBLE ROOM per person, sharing  (Max 2 persons) = R 7,690 per room

R 3,845 TWIN ROOM per person, sharing  (Max 2 persons) = R 7,690 per room

R 7,020 SINGLE ROOM per person, sole occupancy of a room (1 person)

Additional package nights, per night pre &/or post (includes accommodation, breakfast and hotel taxes)

R 795 TWIN or DOUBLE ROOM per person sharing
R 1,440 SINGLE ROOM sole occupancy

R 100 CITY TRANSFER (1-4 persons incl) CAPE TOWN LODGE- V&A WATERFRONT RETURN

SOUTHERN SUN WATERFRONT 4* , CAPE TOWN 09-13 APRIL 2020, 4 Nights

R 4,565 DOUBLE ROOM per person, sharing (Max 2 persons) = R  9,130 per room

R 4,565 TWIN ROOM per person, sharing a twin room (2 Queen beds) = R9,130 per room

R 8.210 SINGLE ROOM sole occupancy  (1 person)

Additional package nights, per night pre &/or post (includes accommodation, breakfast and hotel taxes)

R 1,250 TWIN or DOUBLE ROOM per person sharing
R 2,160 SINGLE ROOM sole occupancy

OPTIONS FOR TRANSFERS

Transfers will be booked in accordance to the events and race you are running and partaking in.

THE TOUR PACKAGE INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS AT A GLANCE:

What is included in your package?

  • Return Airport transfers Cape Town International Airport / Hotel
  • Hotel Accommodation (per dates specified), hotel taxes 15% VAT + 1% tourism levy included
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Return Transfers Hotel -Race Start/Finish  – Saturday

What is not included in your package:

  • Race entry and Timing Chip – GUARANTEED INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES AVAILABLE for 56 km Ultra  & 21 km Half Marathon
  • Flights to / from Cape Town International Airport (available on request)
  • Meals and all drinks unless stated in inclusions
  • Tips & Gratuity
  • Travel Insurance (available on request)
  • Anything not mentioned above, as included

ACCOMMODATION ROOM ONLY

CITY LODGE 4*, CAPE TOWN  09-13 April 2019, 4 Nights / 5 days

R 4,200 DOUBLE ROOM per person sharing, ROOM ONLY  (Max 2 persons) = R8,400 per room

R 4,200 TWIN ROOM per person sharing, ROOM ONLY (Max 2 persons)  = R8,400 per room

R 7,200 SINGLE ROOM sole occupancy (1 person)

Breakfast is R175 additional per person, per day

 

OPTIONS FOR TRANSFERS

Transfers will be booked in accordance to the events and race you are running and partaking in. These options are all tailor-made according to your requirements and days in Cape Town.

CAPE TOWN ADVENTURE OPTIONS:

Recommended:

R 3,195 Cape Town Ticket per person – 2 1/2 days!

Includes:

  • Half Day Cape Town City & Table Mountain
  • Full Day Cape Winelands
  • Full Day Cape Point & Peninsula

or choose from: (all prices are per person & include hotel pick up / drop off)

R 1,900 Biking Adventure

R 2,190 Boat Adventure

R 2,790 Hiking Adventure

R 1, 490 Winelands Adventure

R 2,800 Shark Cave Diving

R 3,500 Safaris Full Day

R 1,900 Sand boarding & Quadbiking combo.

Heli Flips, on Request

Full Day Adventure tours, on request:

  • Wine, Choc & Cheese
  • Constantia Wine Tour incl Lunch
  • Sea Kayaking & Cape Point incl Lunch
  • Cycling Cape of Good Hope incl Lunch
  • Table Mountain Hike
  • Hiking Table Mountain & City Tour
  • Arts in the Mother City
  • Arts & Culture Peninsula Tour
  • Dinner Theatre Experience – Kaapse Stories

….you name it, we organise your Adventure!

IAAF Certified, ASA. WPA & Two Oceans Marathon Rules and Regulations apply.

Two Oceans Ultra Marathon is a Comrades Qualifier and World Champion Qualifier

Tog Bag facilities are available

GRADE / ROUTE

The Two Oceans road races and trails are all undulating and offer great views of Table Mountain and the Ocean. The Two oceans Ultra Marathon has the most breathtaking views from Newlands to Fishhoek, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay, Constantia Nek, Road Drive and along to the finish  at UCT. The first half of the Ultra Marathon is downhill and fast, in the final half the the majestic scenery does take your mind off the uphill run.

The trails are known to be challenging.

RACE PRE REGISTRATION OPEN & CLOSE DATES

Online https://www.twooceansmarathon.org.za

Ultra Marathon Registration Opens: November 2019.  / LIMIT approx. 13,000 Runners

Half Marathon Registration Opens: November 2019 / LIMIT approx. 16,000 Runners

Trail Run Registration Opens:  November 2019 / LIMIT approx. 500 Trail Runners on each trail

* These races are very popular and will close rapidly at capacity, special extended closures are given to international runners.

AGE RESTRICTION

20+ years for the Ultra Marathon / 16+ years for the Half Marathon / 18+ years for the Trail runs

ENTRY FEES  

Ultra Marathon: South Africa Residents + Blue & Yellow Numbers R575 / Africa Residents R700 / International Entries R2100

Half Marathon: South Africa Residents + Blue & Yellow Numbers + Ballot Entries + Elite R275 / Africa Entries R375 / International Entries R1500

Trail Runs: 24 Km & 12 Km  Price to be confirmed

https://www.twooceansmarathon.org.za/events/trails-runs/

QUALIFYING TIMES 

Ultra Marathon: 42.2 Km sub 5:00 / 50 Km sub 06:30 / 56 Km sub 7:00 / 90 Km sub 12:00 / 100+ Km sub 13:30

Half Marathon: Runners times for a previous 10 Km, 15 Km or 21.1 Km run will be used for seeding, the fastest runners will be positioned at the front

Trail Runs: 10 Km race

SEEDING

Runners will be seeded based on qualifying times for the Ultra Marathon (42 Km & above) & Half Marathon (10 Km & above) & Trail Runs (10 Km) –

QUALIFYING RACES

Officially measured and timed races, per governing race organisations, the qualifying window is from  July 2019 – mid March 2020 deadline for online submission. Runners who do not submit a qualifying time within the deadline will forfeit their entry

Ultra Marathon Qualifying races: http://admin.twooceansmarathon.org.za/QualRaceList.aspx

RACE START & FINISH

Good Friday 10 April 2020:

Trail Runs: 24 Km START: 07h00 /12 Km START: 08:40 Both Trail Runs start from Jameson Plaza, UCT / FINISH: UCT Rugby Fields, Upper Campus, Rondebosch

International Friendship Run START: 09h00

Saturday 11 April 2020:

Ultra Marathon 56 Km (34.8 miles): START: 06h30, Main Road, Corner Dean Street, Newlands  / FINISH: UCT Rugby Fields, Upper Campus, Rondebosch

Half Marathon 21 Km (13.1 miles): START: 05h50, Main Road, Corner Dean Street, Newlands  / FINISH: UCT Rugby Fields, Upper Campus, Rondebosch

CUT-OFF TIMES

Ultra Marathon 56 Km: 09h40 @ 25 Km Sun Valley / 10h00 @ 28 Km Noordhoek Main Road (Halfway mark) / 11:50 @ 42.2 Km by Four Seasons Farm

Half Marathon 21 Km: 09h00 @ 18 Km / 09h20 at the finish line

RACE EXPO / RACE PACK COLLECTION & ADDRESS

Cape Town CTICC: It is compulsory to register/collect your race numbers and related items before the race. Please bring a printed confirmation, your ID and RaceTec timing chip (if you have one) to collect your registration pack prior to the event at the CTICC, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town during:

Wednesday 08/04/20, 10h00-19h00 / Thursday 09/04/20, 10h00-19h00 / Friday 10/04/20, 09h00-17h00

RACE TIMING / CHIP

RaceTec: Your front Two Oceans race number contains a disposable timing chip, relevant to Ultra Marathon, Half Marathon and Trail Runs

RACE PACK

Ultra Marathon Runners will receive a Limited Edition Adidas T-Shirt

Half Marathon Runners have an option to buy a Limited Edition Adidas T-Shirt when you enter the the Two Oceans Marathon online

Trail Runners will receive a limited Edition Adidas T-Shirt

PACE SETTERS

Pace setters apply to the Ultra Marathon and Half Marathon

REFRESHMENT STATIONS

Ultra 56 Km has twenty two well stocked stations / Half Marathon 21 Km has eight well stocked stations / Trail Runners carry a compulsory items in their back pack

MEDICAL FIRST AID STATIONS

Ultra and Half Marathon: Very organised with multiple points along the route, an emergency number and medical tent at the finish

Trail Runners also have an emergency number and support during the trail runs

FINISHER MEDALS

R1-million bonus can be won by the overall winner who breaks the course record (3:03:44) AND/OR the first woman who breaks the woman’s course record (3:30:36)

Finisher medals apply to  the Ultra Marathon and Half Marathon

RESULTS

Online on the Two Oceans Marathon race website

PERSONAL KIT / WEATHER

Trail runners must comply with the compulsory kit, April is Autumn in the Cape and the weather is very pleasant, bring something warm for the evenings

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • Specific Event Terms & Conditions apply as per Race Organisers
  • Standard Sports Adventure tours Terms and Conditions Apply

ADDITIONAL TERMS & CONDITIONS:

All rooms are subject to availability

50% Payment on booking confirmation

Full and final payment by 28 February 2020

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