Two Oceans Marathon 2023: Everything You Need To Know

The Two Oceans Marathon is back for its 54th anniversary, and runners from all over the world are excited to feel the wind in their hair again! Known as the world’s most beautiful marathon and Africa’s biggest running event, this prestigious race is one to look forward to for runners and spectators alike. As a proudly South African company, we at SweepSouth are delighted to celebrate a world-renowned event that takes place on the beautiful roads of the Western Cape.

If this is your first time hearing about the event, or you would just like to know more about it, you’ve come to the right place. For all dates, times, and general info, keep reading to find out more about this year’s Two Oceans Marathon.

Two Oceans Marathon

The Two Oceans Ultra-Marathon is the longest race and main event of the weekend. Together with the Half Marathon, and activities surrounding the event in general, it contributes up to R672 million to the local GDP annually. Listed below are all pertinent details regarding this year’s marathon:

  • Date: 15 April 2023
  • Start Time: 05:10
  • Distance: 56km
  • Start Venue: Main Road corner Dean Street, Newlands
  • Finish Venue: UCT Rugby Fields, Upper Campus, Rondebosch

Two Oceans Half Marathon

For those who don’t consider themselves ultra-marathon runners, but are still up for a challenge, the Two Oceans Half Marathon is definitely worth it. Find all the important info for this year’s half marathon listed below:

  • Date: 16 April 2023
  • Start Time: 06:30
  • Distance: 21.1km
  • Start Venue: Main Road corner Dean Street, Newlands
  • Finish Venue: UCT Rugby Fields, Upper Campus, Rondebosch

Two Oceans Marathon Expo

Before the starter’s gun goes off for the first race of the weekend, running and sports enthusiasts can look forward to the Two Oceans Marathon Expo. From a variety of top sporting brands to the best supplements on the market, there are more than enough reasons to visit and enjoy the country’s leading health and fitness expos. Here are the dates, times, and venues to note:

  • Venue: CTICC 1, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town
  • Dates: 13 – 15 April
  • Times: 
    • 13th: 10:00 – 19:00
    • 14th: 10:00 – 19:00
    • 15th: 09:00 – 15:00

Two Oceans Marathon Route Map

The picturesque route that runners get to experience along the way is certainly worth the countless hours of training leading up to the event. If you require more information about the routes or the map itself, follow the links below:

Two Oceans Marathon Road Closures

Due to the length and magnitude of the races, there will be road closures during the weekend of the Two Oceans Marathon. If you plan on being out on the roads over that time, follow the links below to the list of road closures in order to plan accordingly:


Get your running shoes ready if you’re a runner, and your voices prepped if you’re a spectator, because the Two Oceans Marathon promises to be as inspiring and exhilarating as it always is! 
If you need a helping hand to take care of your chores while you’re prepping for or recovering from the race, SweepStars are always ready to help. Book a cleaning service with us, and we promise to deliver a quality result that proves why we’re South Africa’s favourite and #1 cleaning services brand.

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