14 & 15 October 2023
2023 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon
South Africa is ready to join the ranks of elite marathon countries worldwide at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, taking on its second year as an Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate! As Africa's first World Marathon Major, this running festival is not to be missed.
Whether you're tackling the Gold Label Status Road marathon, the 10km or 5km Peace Runs, or one of the three incredible trails – the 46km Trail Marathon by Ryan Sandes, the 22km Trail Challenge or the brand new 11km Trail Race – you'll be part of a historical event that showcases the beauty and diversity of Cape Town and its beautiful people.
Towards Africa’s 1st Major
Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate
It’s time to show the world how we run a marathon in Africa.
We are on a mission to put Cape Town, the African continent, its iconic marathon champions and its magnificently diverse cultures on the world stage. Everyone is invited to the first Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate Race.
This is your opportunity to push yourself and make your mark on the global running scene – sign up for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon today!
2022 ENTRIES OPEN
Making Africa’s First Sporting Major a Reality
Cape Town Marathon News
Your 2023 Bus Drivers
As we gear up for this year’s marathon, we’re not only celebrating the excitement of running 42.2km but also the incredible sense of community that makes it all possible. The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon team understands that running a marathon is not just about achieving personal goals; it’s about helping others reach theirs too. In the spirit of unity and
The Gift of Running: Glenville Kinnes’ Journey to the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon
This year, 2000 Free Entry runners will take on the challenge of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon. The influx of applications flooded the race organisation team; and moved by the heartfelt responses, they sought support from our title sponsor, Sanlam, who generously matched the initial 1000 free entries, doubling the number. Amidst the sea of dedicated runners preparing for this
Get Your Marathon Training on Track!
As part of our pursuit to help runners of all fitness levels improve their overall performance, technique, and speed in preparation for the 2023 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, we are excited to announce that we are relaunching our weekly training sessions! From next week Thursday, the 27th of July, we will be hosting complimentary track sessions in Cape Town (at
Africa’s most visited
and celebrated city.
Running the Cape Town Marathon is a unique way to experience the cultural highlights and the vibrant spirit of one of Africa's most visited cities.
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.
A number of good reasons to become a member of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon and sign up to the Marathon Runners Portal.
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