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.

Towards Africa’s 1st Major

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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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Park and Ride, or Park and Walk to the Marathon Start

Book Your Park & Ride or Park & Walk Ticket. Marathon road closures will result in little to no access to parking near the start/finish area. Don’t risk getting stuck in traffic jams and forfeiting your marathon because you arrived too late. There is a solution! Sanlam Cape Town Marathon’s convenient Park & Ride and Park & Walk options for
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The Running Tree Campaign

As part of our efforts to become the first African Abbott World Marathon Major, the 2022 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has committed to developing an impactful Sustainability Pillar.  The marathon and all its facets encompass a conscious race, and the team behind the race is continuously seeking solutions in our environment to contribute to our global sustainability plan. The Running
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#Medals2Medal

As part of our carbon-neutral initiatives, the 2022 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon and Peace Run medals will be fashioned from runners’ recycled race medals.  We have collected half a ton of old race medals at our Cape Town Track Thursdays, to melt down and shape into the 2022 Marathon Medal. Our #Medals2Medal Marathon design showcases the best of our Global
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Stephen Mokoka to defend his Sanlam Cape Town Marathon title

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon defending champion and record holder Stephen Mokoka, and SA National Marathon champion Jenet Mbhele were unveiled today as South Africa’s top contenders in the men’s and women’s field at the 2022 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon on 16 October.  Mokoka boasts an impressive running CV: In addition to being the reigning South African 10km and Half Marathon
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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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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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