May Newsletter


There is something transitional about autumn. Her softening light as the sun migrates north tones down summers bright bleached colours. Shortening days soften the vineyards and trees to more temperate, tepid, rustic hues. Food changes from salads to soups and stews. Evenings lengthen. Layers of clothing are added as we sneak out into the still mist. We, runners, feel the change of seasons acutely. One day we feel the sweat drain off our bodies as the sun beats down relentlessly. The next day a cold-front moves in bringing snow and we watch our breath’s vapour trails. Autumn, like spring, is neither summer nor winter – it is a time of change, a mild moderate time – the perfect time to start your training for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon.

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An IAAF Gold Label Status Marathon, Sanlam Cape Town Marathon continues its quest to be Africa’s Major City Marathon – Africa is our home, this is our race – It’s CAPE TOWN, must run it!

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      The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon welcomes Fedhealth Medical Scheme to its stable of sponsors for the first time this year, in a partnership that highlights the value and importance of living a healthy lifestyle.  
  After a very successful “MyTchallenge month we are able to announce our monthly winner as Admire Muzopambwa. The judges had a difficult time choosing the winner...       "Training for a marathon is not an event – it’s a way of life” - Elana Meyer. Have you signed up to run your first marathon? With twenty weeks to go it is the perfect time to start your training.  
  The RUN4CHANGE LEGACY PROGRAMME aims to use the marathon and event to leverage change. The five pillars of this legacy programme represent the UN’s sustainable goals.       The term “You strike a woman, you strike a rock”, (wathint' abafazi, wathint' imbokodo) has come to symbolise the powerful, courageous role spirited women have played and continue to play in South Africa.  
  A versatile silhouette you can wear all day for just about any occasion. With our GEL® Technology for rear-foot cushioning and a streamlined upper your new go-to kicks are as good to your feet as they are for your image.       Seduced by the ease and accessibility of the activity, too many new runners sprint headlong into an inconvenient statistic: up to 70% of recreational runners suffer from variety of overuse injury each year, according to a 2009 journal in Sport Health.  
  As the official exhibition sponsor of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, the Century City Conference Centre offers participants and supporters the safety and convenience of registering for the race at our word-class venue on Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd of September this year.       As the official hotel partner, Tsogo Sun has a variety of hotels conveniently located in the heart of Cape Town. And with a carbo-loading dinner available on the eve of the race and a power breakfast served early on race day, they will make sure you get your day started in a winning way.  
  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.
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