Cape Town Marathon

15 & 16 October 2022

Africa’s 1st major

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is now an Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate. Cape Town proudly a global city presents this marathon to running enthusiasts around the world. This will be Africa's first World Marathon Major. The running festival weekend includes the Gold Label Status road marathon, and two trail runs - 46km and 22km.


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 runners and its magnificently diverse cultures on the world stage. And, everyone is invited to the 2022 Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate Race.

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.

Questions and Answers

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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