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11 February 2022, 3pm

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Two Oceans Marathon entries open

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Two Oceans Marathon (TOM) is pleased to announce that entries for the 51st edition of our iconic race will opened at noon on 11 February 2022 .

HOW TO ENTER

Go to our homepage at www.twooceansmarathon.org.za when entries open for your category or event draw and click โ€˜enter hereโ€™. Create a profile if you do not yet have one on the system and follow the prompts.

All South African runners for the Ultra need to be licenced and belong to a running club.

Due to the expected demand the ballot system will be used for both the Ultra and Half Marathon, in line with international best practice. Runners may only enter one event.

International and African runners do not enter via the ballot system, and can pay for and secure their entries straight away.

At different stages of the ballots, the draw will be weighted in favour of various categories of runners including Blue Number Club members, Yellow Numbers (those doing their 10th, 20th, etc) and club runners.

Runners entering via the ballot only pay once their name has been successfully drawn in the ballot.

BALLOT OPENING DATES

Ultra and Half Marathon ballot applications: 11 February 2022 to 20 February 2022, 5pm Charity entries: 22 February 2022, 10am. Fees will be uploaded once final charity partners have been confirmed.

BALLOT DRAW DATES

All draws take place 21 February 2022, at the following times:

Ultra Marathon Draw 1: 10am Ultra Marathon Draw 2: 2pm Half Marathon Draw 1: 10am Half Marathon Draw 2: 2pm

INTERNATIONAL AND AFRICAN ENTRIES

International entries: 11 February 2022. Entries close when capacity is reached. African entries: 11 February 2022. Entries close when capacity is reached.

ULTRA MARATHON QUALIFIERS

For health reasons, particularly due to the Covid-19 pandemic, qualifying for the TOM Ultra is mandatory.

TOM strongly encourages runners to complete a physical road race as their qualifier. However, any officially timed and measured marathon or longer distance, whether in the form of an officially organised virtual or physical race, run after 1 July 2021 can be used as your qualifier. Unfortunately, you cannot run on your own and time yourself. Race Office will be conducting spot checks to verify qualifier information submitted.

An official time would be as generated by a smartwatch, a timing app on a smartphone or a timing platform.

For the Ultra Marathon the qualifying time for a standard marathon distance is 5 hours. For qualifying times for distances greater than a standard marathon, please go here: www.twooceansmarathon.org.za/event_route_info/seeding

HALF MARATHON SEEDING

In the Half Marathon, qualifying times are used to seed you so that faster runners are at the front; slower runners further back. We strongly advise you to provide a seeding time. If not, you will unfortunately start at the back. Seeding is based on a previous 10km, 15km or 21.1km run after ๐Ÿ ๐‰๐”๐‹๐˜ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ: www.twooceansmarathon.org.za/event_race_day/seeding-2/

TOM strongly encourages runners to complete a physical road race as their qualifier. However, any officially timed and measured marathon or longer distance, whether in the form of an officially organised virtual or physical race, run after 1 July 2021 can be used as your qualifier. Unfortunately, you cannot run on your own and time yourself. Race Office will be conducting spot checks to verify qualifier information submitted.

An official time would be as generated by a smartwatch, a timing app on a smartphone or a timing platform.

SEEDING

Due to Covid-19 regulations, we are likely to be using multiple batches of limited size, and it is not possible to give exact seeding tables. Your seeding time will be used to place you in a batch appropriate to your speed. You will be advised of your batch closer to race day.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS RELEVANT TO ENTERING

On the advice of the TOM medical team, the below COVID-19 protocols will be observed. Kindly note that these may change as the COVID-19 pandemic and the medical science related to it, as well as Disaster Management Act regulations, change:

You will have to upload proof of vaccination. If you are not vaccinated, you must present proof of a negative PCR/antigen test within 48 hours prior to attending any physical event, including Expo and your actual Race, at your own cost. Please log in to your profile not more than 48 hours prior to any physical event including Expo/Race Pack Collection, to complete your COVID-19 pre-screening online. We will send you reminders.

Should you answer ‘yes’ to any COVID-19 risk factor during pre-screening, or fail the temperature check at Expo and Race Pack Collection, you will need to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test, at your own cost, taken not more than 48 hours prior to the physical event in question. Failure to do so will, unfortunately, result in you forfeiting your entry.

Please remember to keep updating your profile and contact information.

IN THE EVENT OF RACE CANCELLATION

In the event of the TOM 2022 being cancelled due to COVID-19 or anything beyond the organisersโ€™ control, all runners who have paid will have their entries deferred to TOM 2023.

SEEDING AND BATCH STARTS

Runners will start in batches of 500, two minutes apart, and will be seeded accordingly.

For more information on entering or other race information, please read our FAQs:
https://www.twooceansmarathon.org.za/event-info/faqs/ or contact us at 021 2000 459 (general queries) or 087 133 2285 (race-related queries) or email info@twooceansmarathon.org.za

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