2021 Cape Town Marathon

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

The 42.2km Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is a prestigious global city race open to a whole spectrum of running enthusiasts from elite athletes to social runners. Along the scenic route, you will experience multiple views of Table Mounatin, the Atlantic Ocean, historic landmarks, as well as many famous attractions and the hustle and bustle of Woodstock.
Sunday 16 October 2022 - Start times from 06h15*
*All batch start times TBC


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Africa's 1st Major

The Cape Town Marathon, in partnership with Sanlam, adidas, the City of Cape Town, and marathon enthusiasts from all over Africa, will collectively host Africa’s 1st Major. Everyone is invited to be part of the experience. Everyone – a key player. This is a first-of-a-kind event for the African continent that centers around Africa’s 1st Major. There is enormous backing behind the event – a celebration of what can be achieved when we unite behind a common purpose. Hosted in a unique city that brings the best of all worlds together, the marathon will enable runners from Africa and around the globe to experience the spirit of running an African Major.
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Make your race experience even more meaningful, by giving back to a charity you really care about and want to support. Since 2018, over 500 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon runners have fundraised more than R2.5 million online via our official fundraising platform, GivenGain. Best of all, it's free, quick and fun. To get started with your own fundraising project. It's totally worth it.

Marathon Entry T&Cs

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2022 Cape Town Marathon Race Entry Terms and Conditions

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Route Launch - June 2022