MARCH 2015 NEWSLETTER

SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON - The Mother City Marathon
Cape Town is the proud and gracious hostess of one of the world’s most irresistible City Marathons.  Run the classic Olympic distance of 42.2 km and experience Africa’s beautiful Mother City as never before.

A world class city needs a world class marathon, an annual event that makes us feel proud. That one annual event where we welcome fellow runners from around the world and where we take back the city streets for one glorious morning – a celebration of running and our city

OUR IAAF SILVER LABEL STATUS:

In 2014 we set out to become the first marathon in Africa to achieve a label status recognition from the IAAF. We are proud to announce that we have achieved an IAAF SILVER LABEL STATUS for the Marathon event. In 2015 we are GOING for GOLD!

Yegs Ramiah, chief executive of the headline sponsor Sanlam commented:
“With planning already underway for the 2015 event, we are delighted that the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has received this Silver Label status classification as it brings the event closer to the goal of becoming the ‘must-run’ marathon for runners from all over the world. It also provides the event with a structure for leaving behind a heritage and legacy for the city which is one of our objectives,”

This year we aim to attain GOLD but we can only do this with your participation and support. Your sport and your city needs YOU!

Held over a spring weekend, the Cape Town Marathon unites us in our shared love of sport, fun and our gorgeous City.  Get into the spirit, bring your family and friends to the vibrant supporter zones. Revel in the freedom of running and live your dream – experience Cape Town, the EXPO, live music and fancy dress!  

ENTRIES OPEN:
Entries opened on 1st March 2015 so you can ENTER NOW AND WIN - make sure that you are one of the possible early-bird entries who could be winging their way to the 2016 Paris Marathon to experience running in an IAAF gold label status marathon. This incredible prize is brought to you by Sanlam and Asics. To qualify for the draw you must enter before the 1st July 2015.

TO FIND OUT MORE GO TO www.sanlamcapetownmarathon.com.

PRIZE MONEY:

In addition to providing an opportunity for participants from around the world to run through the beautiful City of Cape Town, this iconic city marathon brings with it prize money in excess of R1.95 million, the largest sum ever on offer for a South African standard marathon. 

CAPE TOWN MARATHON EVENT SCHEDULE:
SATURDAY 19th SEPTEMBER 2015:

  • Sanlam Cape Town PEACE TRAIL 21.1km – start time: 07:00am
  • Sanlam Cape Town PEACE TRAIL 11km – start time: 07:45
  • Sanlam Cape Town Peace Fun Run 4.2km – start time: 10am

SUNDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 2015:

  • Sanlam Cape Town MARATHON 42.2km – start time: 07:00am
  • Sanlam Cape Town 10km PEACE Run – start time: 06:50
 

SPONSORS:
The SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON would like to thank its SPONSORS and PARTNERS for their ongoing support in enabling the running of this iconic city marathon.