Whether your 2018 race goals include big road races, cycles or a mile long swim, there are races this October that’ll allow you to get in a qualifying or seeding time.
Comrades and Two Oceans October 2017 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.
7 | Lite2Nite 12-hour Circuit Race | Vaal Triangle
14 | SABS Jacaranda City Challenge | Gauteng North
14 | Voet van Afrika Marathon | Boland
28 | Coaldust Circuit Race | Mpumalanga
29 | Goss & Balfe Sapphire Coast Marathon | KwaZulu-Natal
Source: Runners’ Guide
The Cape Town Cycle Tour October 2017 Seeding Events
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
1 | Timbercity Cycle Tour (140km) | Southern Cape
21 | Bestmed Satellite Cycle Tour (106km) | Gauteng
22 | Tsogo Sun Amashavo Durban Classic (106km) | KwaZulu Natal
22 | PPA One Tonner (109km and 170km) | Western Cape
28| Durbie Dash (90km) | Western Cape
29 | Carnival City Macsteel National Classic Cycle Race (103km and 125km) | Gauteng
29 | Carnival City Macsteel National Classic MTB (60km) | Gauteng
Source: Cycle Tour
Midmar Mile October 2017 Seeding Events
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.
21 | Sun City Swim | Sun City
Source: Midmar Mile
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