Ultramarathon Road Running Races are running events that are further than the standard marathon (42.2km or 26.2 miles). There are numerous distances and formats that fall into this category. Popular variations are: 48km, 50km, 52km, 56km (Two Oceans) , 87km* (*approximately = Comrades) . There are also 12hr, 24hr or 48hr races. As well as 50 or 100 milers (Washie).
The events shown below all have distances that exceed the standard marathon (42.2km) and are run mostly on tar. Note: some of these events can also be used as qualification for South Africa’s popular Ultramarathons: Two Oceans Marathon and/or Comrades Marathon.