Programs & Camps

Selection Criteria

Rising stars – criteria

  • South African Citizen (except for SADC countries)
  • Ages  between 18-25 (we will evaluate younger athletes)
  • Attained  certain times over distances ranging from 800m – marathon – ultra marathon

Existing talent will be identified by;

  • A comprehensive evaluation of existing times from 800m – ultra marathons
  • Collaboration with existing leading clubs
  • New talent will be identified through “talent discovery runs” which will be driven through ENDUROCAD’s “SA CAN RUN” initiative.
  •  Top athletes will then be selected to attend on-going skills training assessment camps from here they will be placed into the different levels within ENDUROCAD’s divisions.
  • Achievement of at least an IAAF Bronze Standard 

IAAF Gold Level Criteria

  • Marathon: Men: 2:10:30 and Women: 2:28:00
  • Half Marathon: Men: 1:01:30 and Women: 1:11:00
  • 10km: Men: 28:10 and Women: 32:10
  • OR have finished in the first 20 places in the most recent edition of the IAAF World Championships, World Half Marathon Championships or Olympic Games Marathons.

IAAF Silver Level Criteria

  • Marathon: Men: 2:12:00 and Women: 2:32:00
  • Half Marathon: Men: 1:02:30 and Women: 1:12:00
  • 10km: Men: 28:40 and Women: 32:50

IAAF Bronze Level Criteria

  • Marathon: Men: 2:16:00 and Women: 2:38:00
  • Half Marathon: Men: 1:04:00 and Women: 1:15:00
  • 10km: Men: 29:30 and Women: 37:00
  • 5km: Men: 14:00 and Women: 17:30

If you feel that you have talent and would like to apply for selection.


First of its kind on the continent, The SA Endurance Academy aims to become the most proficient distance running and endurance sports academy in Africa.  Together with its partners, Stellenbosch University (SU), the Stellenbosch Sports Academy (SSA) and the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA), the SA Endurance Academy offers a complete suite of services to support and professional manage world class distance runners.

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