Abbott World Marathon Majors

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Africa’s our home.

This is our race.

16 & 17 October 2021

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is a prestigious global city race open to running enthusiasts from elite athletes to social runners. This running festival weekend includes the Gold label status road marathon and two new trail runs - 46km and 22km.
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You're invited

to enter the 2022 Marathon

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 runners and its magnificently diverse cultures on the world stage. And, everyone is invited to the 2022 Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate Race.

2022 ENTRIES OPEN
sanlam cape town marathon 2021
sanlam cape town marathon 2021

Africa’s most visited

and celebrated city.

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is home to the ASA Marathon Championships. 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 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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