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 – enter the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon today.
2022 ENTRIES OPEN
Road to Africa’s First Major
In 2023, we achieved a Personal Best, bringing you the best version yet of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon. It was our first-ever sellout, with a 40% increase in entries led by our running community rallying together behind the #YouDoCount campaign. Our 2023 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon also showcased the greatest spirit and community, as running clubs, crews, and everyone
Experience a World-Class Race and Support a Major Cause!
Are you ready to take your international running journey to new heights while immersing yourself in awe-inspiring natural beauty? The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon invites you to join us on the vibrant streets of Cape Town, South Africa, with majestic views of Table Mountain and the refreshing Atlantic sea breeze accompanying your every stride. As we continue our pursuit of
Schipper and Rainbow-Cooper Victorious in Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Wheelchair Races
Geert Schipper and Eden Rainbow-Cooper overcame strong fields and difficult conditions to win the second edition of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon’s wheelchair race. Sunday, 15 October, blustery winds did not derail the racers from the Netherlands or Great Britain; though they were made to work hard for their victories. South African wheelchair racing legend and two-time Paralympic Gold Medallist,
Ethiopians Storm to 2023 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Titles
The 2023 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon was won by Ethiopians Adane Kebede Gebre and Tsige Haileslase Abreha on Sunday, 15 October. Windstill conditions on the start line, alongside the DHL Cape Town Stadium in Green Point, belied the gusty nature of the wind on the rest of the course. This slowed the elite men significantly as Kebede Gebre could only
Africa’s most visited
and celebrated city.
Running any one of the Cape Town Marathon events is a way to experience the cultural highlights and the uniquely vibrant spirit of one of Africa's most visited cities. Arguably the most beautiful marathon route in the world.
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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