Two Oceans 56K Event Information

Event Information


April 15, 2017

56K starts at 6:30am

Half-Marathon starts at 6:00am

56K: 1200 rand (approx. $75 USD) for those with your own timing chip; $1320 rand (approx. $85 USD) for those without their own timing chip.

Online entry will be available at

starting on October 21 for the 56K and on November 14 for the Half Marathon.
If you need assistance please call us. We will have guaranteed entry.


The World's Most Beautiful Ultramarathon: This year's route will be the same as the one used since 2004. Runners will veer off left onto Noordhoek Road (Chapman's Peak Drive) at the foot of Ou Kaapse Weg after passing through Sun Valley, and then head through Noordhoek and Hout Bay to Constantia Nek.

  • Start point : Main Road in Newlands.
  • Quarter way mark (14 km): In Lakeside, just past the Sandvlei turnoff.
  • Halfway mark (28 km): On Noordhoek Road before Chapman's Peak
  • Marathon mark (42.195 km): Near the cemetery on Constantia Nek.

Chapman’s Peak Drive re-opened in December 2003, nearly 4 years after the scenic road was closed because of dangerous rock falls. The new road includes a number of additional safety features, such as 1560 metres of high energy catch fences and two curved canopy structures totalling 81 metres in length. The construction costs were in excess of R157 million. The re-opening of this classic scenic road was welcomed by thousands of Two Oceans ultra marathon runners.

56 km: The route remains the same as last year. From the start in Newlands along the Main Road to Fish Hoek, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Hout Bay, Constantia Nek, Rhodes Drive, and Union Avenue to the finish at UCT. An IAAF graded course measurer has certified the route. A sign will mark every kilometer of the route. The course is 56 km (35 miles).



The cut-off time is 7 hours and strictly upheld.

Conditions are usually perfect for fast times with expected temperatures ranging from 50 to 65 degrees. Humidity is low.