Dates: 16 & 17 April 2022

The iconic Two Oceans Ultra Marathon is set to take place over its traditional Easter weekend slot in 2022. This comes after a two-year hiatus necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the attendant restrictions under the Disaster Management Act. A date for entries opening is set to be announced soon.

The 56km Two Oceans Ultra Marathon, which takes runners along the spectacular panoramic vista that is Chapman’s Peak, is a jewel event in the Western Cape. The Ultra Marathon will be run over the traditional 56km route, with no planned changes, unless due to events or circumstances beyond our control; or the authorities deem the route or part thereof to be unsafe for the runners, surrounding communities and the natural environment.

New format

For the first time, the event will be split over two days over the Easter Weekend. This was the only option to not limit the number of runners that would potentially be allowed to participate, given the event safety guidelines. Consequently:

  • The Two Oceans Half Marathon will take place on Saturday, 16 April 2022.
  • The Two Oceans Ultra Marathon will take place on Sunday, 17 April 2022.
  • Expo and Race Pack collection will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre 2 from 13 to 15 April 2022.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all other events will not take place during the Two Oceans Marathon week.

COVID-mitigation measures

Runners will have to comply with stringent screening measures prior to the race, including proof of vaccination, and/or present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken not more than 48 hours prior to the race. Failure to do so will result in runners forfeiting their entry.

No spectators will be allowed at the start, along the route or at the finish areas and all event venues will be access controlled.

Strict Covid-19 protocols will be enforced at the start line and at the finish area. Multiple mat-to-mat batch starts will be deployed at intervals. Runners will be required to wear a mask at all times, including at the start line and finish area, and social distancing of 1,5 metres will be strictly enforced.

Visit www.twooceansmarathon.org.za for more info on entries and the races.