14 & 15 October 2023
Sanlam Cape Town Marathon
Get ready to join the ranks of elite runners from around the world at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, now an Abbott World Marathon Major 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 two incredible trails – the 46km Trail Marathon by Ryan Sandes or the 22km Trail – you'll be part of a historic event that showcases the beauty and resilience of Cape Town and its people. Don't miss this chance to push yourself to the limit and make your mark on the global running scene – sign up for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon today!
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 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.
2022 ENTRIES OPEN
Read The Digital Athlete Guide
The 2022 edition of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon’s digital athlete guide is out. Read it for all you need to know about your Race Weekend.
The Spectator’s Guide for the 2022 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon
One of the biggest springtime events in the Mother City is the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, when thousands of runners from across the globe will gather to explore our diverse suburbs and landmarks on foot. While athletes train for months to run a marathon, marathon watching takes little to no effort at all. Residents living close to the route can
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
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
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
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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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.
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.