Africa’s our home. This is our race.

Cape Town  - 16 & 17 October 2021

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is a prestigious global city race open to a range of running enthusiasts from elite athletes to social runners. This festival of running includes a marathon, 5km & 10km Peace runs, as well as the 12km & 22km trail runs. Along the spectacular routes, you will take in the famous natural beauty of Cape Town’s mountains and sea, as well as many of the city’s great attractions.

Africa’s most visited and most celebrated city.

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is home to the ASA Marathon Championships. Running the marathon is an unique way to experience the gorgeous highlights and the vibrant spirit of one of Africa’s most visited cities.

For all athletes great and small.

The Cape Town Marathon is an ideal race both for athletes who aim to achieve fast times, and for first-timers who want to finish their inaugural marathon. The route is wheelchair-friendly, and the 6 hour 30 minute cut-off time can accommodate the social runner.