Sanlam Cape Town Marathon
Marathon Route update
Launched 28 July 2022
Under the steady guidance of the event’s passionate team, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has become known for its constant innovation, harnessing the latest trends, and elevating the event to become a world player. It truly has become the Pride of Africa.
In addition to being Africa’s only World Athletics Gold Label marathon, 2022 also marks the first of a three-year evaluation process as an Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate. And, if successful, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon will join New York Marathon, Chicago Marathon, Boston Marathon, Berlin Marathon, Tokyo Marathon, and London Marathon as an Abbott World Marathon Majors event in 2025.
Marathon Route Launch Video
The revised Sanlam Cape Town Marathon route has involved months of collaboration between the City and the event’s passionate team, but we have achieved our goals and presented a route boasting a number of marked improvements that will make running the marathon that much better.
Showing off virtually uninterrupted views of Table Mountain, and a sea-side race to the finish, the revised route showcases the best of the City, while climbing 380m of ascent over the 42.2km distance. It also enables the exciting addition of the elite wheelchair race to the marathon.
Download a route file for a more detailed view and experience.
Cape Town Marathon GPX file
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2022 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Events Schedule
Saturday 15 October
Sunday 16 October
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Towards Africa's 1st Major
The Cape Town Marathon, in partnership with Sanlam, adidas, the City of Cape Town, Virgin Active and marathon enthusiasts from all over Africa, will collectively host Africa’s 1st Major candidate race. Everyone is invited to be part of the experience. Everyone – is a key player. This is a first-of-a-kind event for the African continent that centres 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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2022 Cape Town Marathon Race Entry Terms and Conditions
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