Cape Town Marathon

15 & 16 October 2022

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is now an Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate. The City of Cape Town proudly presents this marathon to running enthusiasts around the world. This will be Africa's first World Marathon Major. The running festival includes the Gold Label Status road Marathon, the 10km and 5km Peace runs, and two incredible trail runs. The 46km Trail Marathon by Ryan Sandes and the 22km Trail.
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Towards Africa’s 1st Major

Africa's first

Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate

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 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.
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Chaeli’s Journey to the Start

Adapt and overcome. “Often the biggest challenge is getting to the start.” Chaeli Mycroft is no stranger to adversity and has adapted to her challenges to overcome all that life has thrown at her. Being an advocate for all adaptive athletes and pioneering the way forward in all facets of adaptive sports, Chaeli’s story is one to behold. The work
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Your Technical Marathon Race T-shirt, brought to you by adidas

Thanks to our Technical Partner, adidas, we’ve got something special waiting for you at registration. Every marathon runner will receive a custom adidas Sanlam Cape Town Marathon technical running t-shirt. Reliable, functional and made using 100% recycled materials, your race t-shirt represents just one of our solutions to help end plastic waste. Designed to be both lightweight and breathable, this
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Elite athlete wheelchair race Ambassador – Ernst Van Dyk

Ambassador. Paralympic Gold Medalist. 12 Time Abbott World Marathon Majors Champion. Order of Ikhamanga recipient for exceptional achievement. 2006 Prestigious Laureus Sports Award. We’d like to introduce you to Ernst Van Dyk. Along with the long list of accolades, Ernst has received over his career in sports and adaptive athlete advocacy, we are excited to share that Ernst is also
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Track Thursdays this week – 30 July, 5pm to 6pm

It’s time to get your Sanlam Cape Town Marathon training on track! In our pursuit to become Africa’s 1st Major, not only do we encourage as many runners as possible to participate in this beautiful race, but we also strive for all our runners to be injury-free and well-prepared for race day. Cue Track Thursdays; our latest initiative with Western
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First-time female Marathoner campaign by adidas

We all know that when we put our minds to it, Impossible is Nothing. This year, our technical partners, adidas are going all out to greatly assist ten women who have never run a marathon before by giving them a massive boost. Along with an entry, tailored training plan, and support, we are searching for women who are ready to
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Lydia Simiyu hopes to become an African Champion

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2021 marked elite Kenyan-runner, Lydia Simiyu’s, debut marathon race. Only 25 years old, Lydia shares how chasing a childhood dream, despite all adversities, carried her across the finish line to claim, not only the event’s first-place title but set the marathon’s course record. Sharing her underdog story, Lydia Simiyu hopes to become an African Champion
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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.

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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.
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