2023 Marathon Photos / FAQ
If you are Not Registered on the Cape Town Marathon Runners Portal:
Step 1. Register on the Cape Town Marathon website portal (it's not the same system as the Howler Race entry system) - https://capetownmarathon.com/register
Step 2. Fill in the form and add your ID or passport number (exactly per the Howler entry system). If it's not the same, you will not find past results or photos of the 2023 Cape Town Marathon.
Step 3. If your ID number is incorrect or needs to be changed, it must be corrected on the Howler Entry System first. Login to Howler and update your ID here - https://capetownmarathon.howler.co.za/user_setup
Yes, I have registered on the Cape Town Marathon Runners Portal.
Step 1. Make sure your ID number is the same as per the Cape Town Marathon Entry system - https://capetownmarathon.howler.co.za/user_setup
Step 2. Log out of the Runners Portal - https://capetownmarathon.com/logout/. This will reset the system to link and match your passport or ID.
Step 3. Click on "Portal" in the menu and then drop down to "Dashboard" - here is where you will find your 2023 Cape Town Marathon photos.
Note: if you get the message "no photos found, " click on this link and use the find function to look for your photos using your 2023 race number only.
Ps: If there are still no photos, then we are as disappointed as you are to say that we must have missed you on the route from start to finish.
Cape Town Marathon Events / FAQ
The start for all Cape Town Marathon events is Fritz Sonnenberg Road, next to the DHL Stadium, and the Finish is in the same area on Vlei Road.
Start Times (Saturday)
46km Cape Town Trail Marathon — 06h00
22km Cape Town Trail Run — 06h45 & 06h47
11km Cape Town Trail Run — Two batches starting at 07h30
10km Peace Run — First start time 07h00; batches will leave every 5 mins
5km Peace Run — First start time 08h05; batches will go every 5 mins
Start Times (Sunday)
42.2km Marathon — Various 06h00
Elite wheelchairs — 06h10
Elite field 06h15 — Batches will then go every 2 mins
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon events have the following age restrictions for South African runners, as specified by ASA, on the day of the race:
42.2km Marathon — 20 years
10km Peace Run — 14 years
All Trail runs — 18 years
There is no age limit on the 5km Peace Run, and prams are allowed.
Cut Off times
46km Cape Town Trail Marathon – 10 hours
22km Cape Town Trail Run – 5 hours
10km Peace Run – 2.5 hours
5km Peace Run – 1.5 hours
42.2km Marathon – 6.5 hours
The 42.2km Marathon is timed using two systems:
- Gun to mat for prize money and position
- Mat to mat for qualifiers for other races (net time)
The Trail runs and 10km Peace Run are timed on a gun-to-mat basis.
The 5km Peace Run is not timed.
There are 13 Hydration stations on the 42.2km route, approximately 3km apart. They will all have water, coke, Coke Light and Powerade available.
Hydration packs are permitted.
None permitted (of any description)
When you purchase an entry as an unlicensed runner, your fee includes a temporary license number.
South African participants are classified as all runners who have a South African ID number.
Suppose you are a permanent or temporary resident with a valid permit. In that case, you can email a copy of this, with a copy of your passport, to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you will be issued a promo voucher code to allow you to enter as a South African resident.
Athletes residing in Africa (excluding South Africa) with a valid passport.
There is no age limit on the 5km Peace Run, and prams are allowed. (no race entry is required for the child in the pram)
Entry and Registration / FAQ
There are no substitutions for this event.
The Howler system does not allow changes between event types (e.g., from a Marathon entry to a Trail entry). However, you can purchase a new run entry and email us the proof. We will request that Howler issue a refund for the event entry you do not intend to run.
This is the race policy
Please check your Inbox, Spam/Junk mail folder and ALL MAIL (if using Gmail).
You may still be logged in from your previous visit; please log in and not sign up again
Marathon Runners Portal / FAQ
- Click on LOGIN
- Click on LOST YOUR PASSWORD
- Type in your email address
- Click on GET NEW PASSWORD
- Go to your email account
- Click on the email from SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON
- Open the email, click on the link in the email to reset your password
- Type in new password in the first window
- Type in the same password in the second window (if it says too weak, as long as you are happy with it)
- Click on RESET PASSWORD
- Click on DASHBOARD
This is because the email address is not in the Marathon Portal database, and you need to sign up for the Cape Town Marathon Portal access.
Yes, you may have entered the Cape Town Marathon, but the Marathon Portal is a different form and registration process. You can sign up to the portal without running and entering the marathon.
Sign up to get access to the Runners Portal and get access to results and 2023 Cape Town Marathon Photos.