Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon
Cape Town

From: Cape Town Festivals and Events 2016-2017

See also: Table Top Mountain


Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon
The Ultra Marathon follows an incredibly scenic route that travels around many areas of Cape Town's most scenic landscapes often dubbing it the worlds most beautiful marathon, whilst covering a distance of some 56km which uniquely takes in views of both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

The marathon attracts both local and international athletes and often begins in the suburbs before quickly travelling to the coast to take in areas such as St James, Kalk Bay and Fish Hoek where the race travels inland towards Noordhoek and on to the spectacular coastal scenery along Chapman's Peak and Hout Bay and on to the pass through the Table Top mountain range to Constantia Nek one of the toughest climbs in this race.

As well as the ultra marathon there are also plenty of other races over a variety of distances from the half marathon at approximately 21.1 kilometers to the 22km, 10 km and 5km events as well as plenty of fun runs for younger members such as the Nappy Dash for children aged 3 and under and the toddler trot for ages 4 to 6 years, providing the event with loads of opportunities to join and have a go regardless of age and fitness levels.

Date Of Marathon
The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon takes place annually, often in April.

The marathon often begins in Dean Street, Newlands and travels through Fish Hoek, Noordhoek, Chapman's Peak, Hout Bay, Constantia before finishing at the University of Cape Town (UCT), although the start, finish and course itself can be subject to change.

Travel Guide
The start of the marathon is often along Dean Street which can be reached via Newlands Train Station which is about 950 meters away. The finish has in the past been on the playing fields of UCT on Rugby road and can be reached by taxi, car or train to Rondebosch Station.