14 & 15 October 2023
Sanlam Cape Town Marathon
Get ready to join the ranks of elite runners worldwide 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 10 km Fun Run or 5km Peace run, or one of the two incredible trails – the 46km Trail Marathon by Ryan Sandes or the 22km Trail – you'll be part of a historical event that showcases the beauty and diversity of Cape Town and its beautiful people.
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 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 – sign up for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon today!
2022 ENTRIES OPEN
Feeding over 27,000 children with the PSFA
We are thrilled to announce that the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has yet again chosen the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) as one of our four main charities for this year’s marathon. The extension of this rewarding partnership will continue to provide much-needed support to over 27 000 children in the Western Cape, affected by poverty and food insecurity. The
Marathon innovation: a flatter and faster route coming your way
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon strives to constantly innovate our portfolio of events to ensure the best possible experience for participants. Our Abbotts World Marathon Majors Candidate marathon route is front and centre of this innovation, therefore we aim to continue pleasing our runner’s experience by making improvements to the route. The 2023 Marathon route modification sees the removal of
Run with Confidence in 2023
As we enter our second year of assessment toward Africa’s first Abbott World Marathon Major, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon continues demonstrating our intention of putting the participant’s best interests first. We confidently deliver on our intrinsic values related to the inner workings, planning, and implementation of our events: We commit to delivering a well-organised, professionally managed, and great experience
Africa’s most visited
and celebrated city.
Running the Cape Town 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.