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*
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*All batch start times TBC
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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

06h00
06h45
07h00
07h30
08h15
08h15
08h30
09h00
09h30
10h15
11h45
16h00
17h00
06h00
46km Trail Start
06h45
22km Trail Start
07h00
10km Start
07h30
10km Winner
08h15
22km Trail Winner
08h15
5km Start
08h30
5km Winner
09h00
Expo Opening
09h30
10km Cut-Off
5km Cut-Off
10h15
46km Trail Winner
11h45
22km Cut-Off
16h00
46km Cut-Off
17h00
Expo Closing
Events Close

Sunday 16 October

06h00
06h15
07h10
07h25
07h40
07h55*
08h15
08h30
13h45
16h00
06h00
Wheelchair Start
06h15
Race Start
07h10
Last Batch
07h25
W/C Male Winner
07h40
W/C Female Winner
07h55*
1st Cut-Off
08h15
Male Winner
08h30
Female Winner
2nd Cut-Off
3rd Cut-Off
4th Cut-Off
13h45
Final Cut-Off
17h00
Event Close

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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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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.
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Marathon Entry T&Cs

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2022 Cape Town Marathon Race Entry Terms and Conditions

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