Cape Town Marathon

15 & 16 October 2022

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is now an Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate. The City of Cape Town proudly presents this marathon to running enthusiasts around the world. This will be Africa's first World Marathon Major. The running festival includes the Gold Label Status road Marathon, the 10km and 5km Peace runs, and two incredible trail runs. The 46km Trail Marathon by Ryan Sandes and the 22km Trail.
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Towards Africa’s 1st Major

Africa's first

Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate

It's time to show the world how in Africa we run a marathon.

We made the announcement that will put Cape Town, the African continent, its famous marathon champions and its magnificently diverse cultures on the world stage. And, everyone is invited to the first 2022 Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate Race.
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Tuesday Time Trials

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon expands on its complimentary Cape Town and Johannesburg ‘Track Thursdays’ offering by launching Tuesday Time Trials, occurring weekly from the 2nd of August all the way until race day. Ndyebo Mapekula, adidas Running Captain, will be leading these Tuesday Time Trials, and our newly announced first-tier sponsors, Virgin Active, will be hosting the warm-ups and
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Saturday Long Runs

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon expands on its complimentary Cape Town and Johannesburg Track Thursdays offering by launching Saturday Long Runs, occurring weekly from the 6th of August all the way until race day. Our newly announced first-tier sponsors, Virgin Active, will be hosting the warm-ups and cool-downs. The main purpose of long runs is to increase endurance and stamina
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Without further ado, we present the 2022 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Route!

In celebration of the 80-day countdown to race day, it brings us great joy to share the Official 2022 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Route. The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has become known for its constant innovation, harnessing the latest trends, and elevating the event to become a world player, and this route is a testament to exactly that. The revised
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Virgin Active partners with Faces – elevates 2022 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon experience

Leading exercise and wellness brand, Virgin Active partners with Faces, and has teamed up with the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon as a first-tier sponsor for a three-year deal that extends to 2024. This announcement comes just after the brand announces its title sponsorship of the Virgin Active 947 Ride Joburg and Virgin Active Warrior Race Series.  These exciting sponsorship deals
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Chaeli’s Journey to the Start

Adapt and overcome. “Often the biggest challenge is getting to the start.” Chaeli Mycroft is no stranger to adversity and has adapted to her challenges to overcome all that life has thrown at her. Being an advocate for all adaptive athletes and pioneering the way forward in all facets of adaptive sports, Chaeli’s story is one to behold. The work
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Your Technical Marathon Race T-shirt, brought to you by adidas

Thanks to our Technical Partner, adidas, we’ve got something special waiting for you at registration. Every marathon runner will receive a custom adidas Sanlam Cape Town Marathon technical running t-shirt. Reliable, functional and made using 100% recycled materials, your race t-shirt represents just one of our solutions to help end plastic waste. Designed to be both lightweight and breathable, this
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Africa’s most visited

and celebrated city.

Running the Marathon is a unique way to experience the cultural highlights and the vibrant spirit of one of Africa's most visited cities.

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For all athletes great and small.

The race is for athletes who aim to achieve fast times, and for first-timers who want to finish their inaugural marathon. Along the Cape Town city route, you will take in the famous natural and historic icons, Table Mountain and the ocean, as well as many of the city’s spectacular vistas and iconic attractions.
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