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November 2017 Qualifiers and Seeding Events

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November 2017 Qualifiers and Seeding Events

Zissy Lewin
  • Whether your 2018 race goals include big road races, cycles or a mile long swim, there are races this November that’ll allow you to get in a qualifying or seeding time.
November 2017 Qualifiers and Seeding Events

November 2017 Comrades and Two Oceans Qualifiers

To qualify for Comrades and Two Oceans 2018 you have to complete an IAAF accredited road race of 42.2 km or longer within the specified times. The time you finish in will determine your seeding batch, ultimately determining how quickly you get over the start line. For more details on the qualifying criteria click here.


4 | Twizza Bonkolo Marathon | Eastern Cape

4 | Kaapsehoop Uniwisp Marathon | Mpumalanga

5 | Old Mutual Soweto Marathon | Gauteng

12 | Bluff Athletic Club Marathon | KwaZulu Natal

Source: Runners’ Guide


November 2017 Seeding Events for Cape Town Cycle Tour

Seeding races are held in order to accurately place athletes at the start line in compatible groups according to ability, making for an easier and smoother race start. Your best result in Cycle Tour seeding events, or the average of your best three other results (if better), is used to determine your seeding. For more details on the seeding criteria click here


5 | Tshwane Classic 99km | Gauteng

5 | Mangaung Cycle Tour 105km | Free State

5 | Wilro Lions Cycle Challenge 114km | Gauteng

12 | Telkom 947 MTB Challenge 55km | Gauteng

19| Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge 94.7km | Gauteng

Source: Cycle Tour


Midmar Mile Seeding Events for October 2017

It is not compulsory to do a seeding event prior to race day, but advisable if you want to be in the correct batch based on your time. If you do not do a seeding Race, you will be placed in the slowest batch. To view more details on the Midmar Mile and seeding events go to their official website.


5 | Cradle Moon Swim Challenge 1 | Gauteng

26 | Cradle Moon Swim Challenge 2 | Gauteng

Source: Midmar Mile

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