Sanlam Cape Town Marathon News

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Your 2023 Bus Drivers

As we gear up for this year’s marathon, we’re not only celebrating the excitement of running 42.2km but also the…

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Sep. 07, 2023
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The Gift of Running: Glenville Kinnes’ Journey to the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

This year, 2000 Free Entry runners will take on the challenge of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon. The influx of…

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Jul. 26, 2023
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Get Your Marathon Training on Track!

As part of our pursuit to help runners of all fitness levels improve their overall performance, technique, and speed in…

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Jul. 18, 2023
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Your adidas Technical Race Tee

Thanks to our Technical Partner, adidas, we’ve got something special waiting for you at registration. Every marathon runner will receive…

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Jul. 11, 2023
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Sister Power: Conquering the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Race Weekend

When it comes to running, everyone has a story and the motivations that drive them to conquer the roads and…

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Jul. 11, 2023
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Driving Sustainability with our Official Vehicle Sponsor

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is proud to announce the renewal of its partnership with Mercedes-Benz South Africa, as the…

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Jun. 23, 2023
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The Stars aren’t the limit – Africa’s 1st Major is the goal.

Riyadh Davids is one of only 76 South Africans and 136 Africans to achieve the prestigious status of a six-star…

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Jun. 07, 2023
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Our Marathon Hall of Fame

Marathon runners often consider finishing a 42km race a significant accomplishment, but crossing the same marathon’s finish line ten times…

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May. 17, 2023
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A Runner’s Dream Destination

Cape Town, South Africa’s Mother City, is a destination nothing short of mesmerising. This cosmopolitan city – nestled beneath the…

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May. 16, 2023
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Honouring our Ramadan Runners

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon celebrates the rich diversity within our running community – as an Abbott World Marathon Majors…

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Apr. 25, 2023

2022 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon News

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Read The Digital Athlete Guide 2022

The 2022 edition of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon’s digital athlete guide is out.  Read it for all you need…

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Oct. 15, 2022
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The Spectator’s Guide for the 2022 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

One of the biggest springtime events in the Mother City is the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, when thousands of runners…

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Oct. 15, 2022
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Park and Ride, or Park and Walk to the Marathon Start

Book Your Park & Ride or Park & Walk Ticket. Marathon road closures will result in little to no access…

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Sep. 21, 2022
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The Running Tree Campaign

As part of our efforts to become the first African Abbott World Marathon Major, the 2022 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon…

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Sep. 07, 2022
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#Medals2Medal

As part of our carbon-neutral initiatives, the 2022 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon and Peace Run medals will be fashioned from…

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Sep. 07, 2022
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Stephen Mokoka to defend his Sanlam Cape Town Marathon title

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon defending champion and record holder Stephen Mokoka, and SA National Marathon champion Jenet Mbhele were unveiled…

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Sep. 06, 2022
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Tuesday Time Trials

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon expands on its complimentary Cape Town and Johannesburg ‘Track Thursdays’ offering by launching Tuesday Time…

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Jul. 28, 2022
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Saturday Long Runs

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon expands on its complimentary Cape Town and Johannesburg Track Thursdays offering by launching Saturday Long…

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Jul. 28, 2022
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Sanlam Cape Town Marathon’s revised route gets go-ahead

(Cape Town, 28 July 2022) – The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon’s revised marathon route has received the green light from…

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Jul. 28, 2022
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Without further ado, we present the 2022 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Route!

In celebration of the 80-day countdown to race day, it brings us great joy to share the Official 2022 Sanlam…

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Jul. 28, 2022
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Virgin Active partners with Faces – elevates 2022 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon experience

Leading exercise and wellness brand, Virgin Active partners with Faces, and has teamed up with the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon…

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Jul. 07, 2022
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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…

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Jun. 27, 2022
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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…

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Jun. 27, 2022
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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…

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Jun. 24, 2022
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Sanlam Cape Town Marathon confirms elite wheelchair race with Ernst van Dyk as ambassador

(Cape Town, 20 June 2022) – Paralympian, world champion, and 10-time Boston Marathon wheelchair race winner, Ernst van Dyk, has…

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Jun. 20, 2022
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Track Thursdays

As part of our pursuit to help runners of all fitness levels improve their performance, technique, and speed in preparation…

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Jun. 20, 2022
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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…

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Jun. 15, 2022
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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…

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Jun. 15, 2022
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All proceeds from entries received on the 1st of June

In our most recent collaboration with Primedia, we’re excited to announce that all proceeds from entries received on the 1st…

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May. 31, 2022
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Why Run For The Oceans?

The Run for The Oceans Challenge by adidas and Parley In line with the Sanlam Cape Town Marathons sustainable campaigns,…

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May. 18, 2022
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Did you miss our first Roadshow of 2022?

Have a look to see what transpired at our first roadshow of 2022. The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon team presented…

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May. 13, 2022
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adidas outlines its commitment to running at the 1st Sanlam Cape Town Marathon race update of 2022

25 March 2022 New technical sponsor adidas, hosted the first race update of 2022 at its new V&A Waterfront store…

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Mar. 25, 2022
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There’s a brand new route in town

We’ll be launching a new and improved route fit for the Abbott World Marathon Majors. Designed to meet the high…

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Mar. 10, 2022
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Guaranteed entry to the 2025 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

All international marathon runners participating in any Sanlam Cape Town Marathon during the candidacy period starting this year will be…

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Mar. 10, 2022
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Ready, Set, Run – The Two Peak

Cape Town Trail Marathon 2022 is excited to hit the trails for this year’s 2nd inaugural race (October 15th). In…

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Mar. 01, 2022
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With confidence

This is our first year of assessment as an Abbott World Marathon Majors. Naturally, the critical requirements to meet the…

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Feb. 28, 2022
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Some big changes are on the way.

Get ready for a brand-new route this New Year. We’re on our way to reaching Abbott World Marathon Majors status…

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Dec. 15, 2021
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We’re en route to the Abbott World Marathon Majors.

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is in the running for Abbott World Marathon Majors status. To kick off this incredible…

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Dec. 15, 2021
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Mother City ready to roll out blue carpet for Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

(Cape Town, 11 October 2021) – Mass participation sport is back. The City of Cape Town will roll out the…

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Oct. 11, 2021
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Sanlam Cape Town Marathon marks return to mass participation events

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has given the organisers of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon approval to stage…

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Sep. 15, 2021
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Mokoka, Steyn headline 2021 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Field

Course Record Holder and 2018 winner, Stephen Mokoka and SA Marathon Record Holder, Gerda Steyn were unveiled today as the…

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Sep. 15, 2021
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Sanlam Cape Town Marathon announced as an Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has officially been confirmed as an Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) candidate race – the…

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Aug. 24, 2021
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Planning full steam ahead for Sanlam Cape Town Marathon – with major safety adjustments

The organisers of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon have confirmed that the planning for the event is full steam ahead…

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Aug. 10, 2021