Om Die Dam Ultra
Sat 11 Jun 2022 @ Hartbeespoort, North West

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Om Die Dam Ultra (50km)

11 June 2022

Start Times and Cut-Offs:                      

  1. 50km Start time:                              06:30
  2. 50km Cut-of times:                         7 hours to finish the race (13:30)

25km at 3 hours 30 min (10:00)

42,2km at 6 hours (12:30)

Entry fee:    

R590 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL for the first 1000 entries. Thereafter R650 per athlete

R400 per athlete 60 years and older

Collection points

Collection points in Jo'burg and Pretoria as well as at the race venue

Race capped at 4,000 entrants and entries will close once this number is reached.


Gun to mat

Medals to all participants within the cut-off time for the race – CUT-OFF TIME AT 7hours (13:30)

Race Numbers:                 

  • All runners must wear the official race number on the front of their vest.
  • Race numbers cannot be exchanged other than through the official substitution  process.
  • Neglecting to adhere to these rules will lead to disqualification.
  • No race numbers are to be pinned on running shorts.


There will be a free commemorative SUBLIMATED LONG SLEEVE T-Shirt for all entrants before 8 May

After 8 May there will be no t-shirts

There will be no t-shirts available to purchase for any non-entrants. If you want a t-shirt, you have to enter the race.


  • All athletes will be asked to submit their best / fastest time over a 42.2km distance during the last 12 months when entering the race.
  • Based on each athlete's submitted time, a special seeding will be given to potential winners of the race. Note, this is entirely at the discretion of the race organizers.
  • Timing is GUN TO MAT. The athlete who runs and goes over the finish line first is the winner.
  • This applies to all categories.
  • Prizes will be given to both Men and Women athletes.
  • Late Runners: The start of the 50km will be closed 15 minutes after the official start time and any runner later than this not be allowed to start the race.
  • The following prize money will be available for category prizes and the prizes will be transferred electronically to the winner by way of an EFT after the race. No exceptions, and no CASH payments.

The table below serves as an illustration of potential category winner's times.


  • The prize-giving for the Ultra Marathon is at 12:45.
  • All award winners are advised to be at the finish area 30 minutes prior to prize giving in order to ascertain if they are an award winner.
  • All award winners must be in the area 10 minutes prior to the Prize giving time. 



  1. Substitutions will be open until the 21st of May.
  2. The substitution fee will be R50.
  3. In order to do a substitution, the athlete that wants to substitute his race entry, as well as the athlete requiring an entry will need to go on the entry platform and select the substitution option. Please follow the instructions and pay the R50. 
  4. The original entry fee of R650 won't form part of the substitution process, and this transaction will be between the athlete that want to substitute his race entry and the athlete requiring the entry. No exception to this.
  5. There will be NO FURTHER SUBSTITUTION POSSIBLE after 21st of May.

Running in another person's number

  1. It is against the rules to run in another person’s number. 
  2. IF the event does provide a substitution process, then this will be the only method whereby an entry can be transferred.
  3. Contravention of this rule will lead to no result, disqualification and possible further sanctions by event, club and province. 
  4. This may include a 2-year ban from Om Die Dam.


  1. Runners can make use of the Tog Bag Area that will be available at the start.
  2. Runners must ensure that their bags are labelled with their names on the label provided at the tog bag area.
  3. Every care will be taken to ensure that the bags are safeguarded. However, runners are advised not to leave expensive or valuable items in their bags, as the organisers cannot accept responsibility for any losses.


  • The race is run under Athletics South Africa (ASA) and Athletics North-West North (ANWN). By entering the race each athlete accepts the responsibility to know and abide by these rules and the rules of the race.
  • ALL Races are timed by CHAMBERLAIN'S TIMEKEEPING. Each athlete will be given a race number with disposable CHIP on the front your race number. - NO RACE NUMBER - NO PRIZE.
  • Athletes indemnify national, regional, provincial bodies, sponsors and organisers against any action due to participation in the race.
  • Runners participate at their own risk.
  • All athletes must wear the race number provided on the front of their vests.
  • All athletes must be registered to a club affiliated to ASA must and all athletes must:
    1.  wear their club colours; and
    2.  wear 2022 ASA license number on their vest with the top branded section visible both front and back.
  • Therefore, for any unlicensed athletes, there will be no temporary license available, and you will not be able to participate in the race.  
  • Numerical age categories ID tags must be visible on back and front of runner’s shirt for potential category prizes. 
  • Foreign/International athletes not belonging to a club affiliated to ASA will be given a temporary license and will wear the temporary license on the back of their vests. 
  • International athletes must provide a clearance letter from their country of origin in the event of them winning a prize. 
  • Foreign athletes are not allowed to run in club colours unless such club exits in their country of origin or they are in possession of a refugee status permit or are naturalised citizens of RSA.
  • In order to win an age award, proof of age must be produced on the day.
  • Minimum age for participants in the event:
    1. 50km - no younger than 20 on the day of the race
  • Athletes competing in their 10th Om Die Dam race will be given a special race number. If this athlete finishes the race within the cut-of time, he will be handed a ODD BLUE NUMBER at the finish.
  • Athletes competing in their 20th and 30th Om Die Dam, will also be treated as above.
  • Water / hydration stations will be available approximately every 3 kilometers on the route.
  • Club trailers and gazebo’s will be allowed at dedicated marked-off areas outside of the race venue, unless there are amendments to the Covid regulations.
  • No bicycles are allowed along the route.
  • Online entries only – no exceptions 
  • No littering on the route. There will be dedicated littering boxes and marked areas after each water station. If a referee sees an athlete littering on the route, that referee may disqualify the athlete. 
  • No iPods or listening devices.
  • Athletes may not participate with pets.
  • All traffic officers and officials’ instructions must be obeyed.
  • No refund of race entry fees. No Refunds will be given should the event be cancelled due to Covid-19, however the event will change to a Virtual-on-route event. The 50km distance should then be completed on the original route any time from 06:00 to 18:00 on the original day of the event. Timing mats will still be available with an official result.
  • The race organizer retains the right to refuse entry and eject persons under the influence of drugs or alcohol, who are disorderly, or engage in inappropriate behaviour, vandalism or evade paying for admission.
  • Late Runners: The start of the 50km will be closed 15 minutes after the official start time and any runner later than this not be allowed to start the race.
  • Any runner who starts the race distance after 15 minutes and does not follow this rule will be disqualified and not provided with a time or any race handout.
  • ALL prizes are based on GUN TO MAT times therefore all route cut-off and finish cut-offs will be based on Gun to Mat times. 
  • 50km Cut-off times: Runners who have not reached the following marks in the times specified will not be allowed to continue: 
    1. 25km at 3 hours 30 min (10:00)
    2. 42,2km at 6 hours (12:30)

If you do not reach the cut-off points within the required time, you will be asked to retire from the Race and leave the road. YOU MAY NOT CONTINUE RUNNING.

  • Transport will be provided at all the cut-off points to take the runners back to the Finish.
  • Athletes who fail to obey the race officials will be subject to disciplinary action and may be banned from participation in the Om die Dam Ultra Marathon in future.
  • Race number collection points:  
    1. Pretoria and Johannesburg venues TBA prior to race.
    2. 10th of June at the HMK club house, next to the Hartbeespoort high school.
    3. No race number collection on race day.

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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Price (pp)
50 km 50 km R 650.00
50 km (over the age of 60 Years) 50 km R 400.00

Event location
Hoërskool Hartbeespoort, Hartbeespoort

Coordinates -25.7216928, 27.8781848
Address Hoërskool Hartbeespoort High School, Schoemansville, Hartbeespoort, South Africa
City Hartbeespoort
Province North West

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