Q&A - Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2021

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2021 - Q&A

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What are the race dates?

Saturday 16 October 2021
22km Cape Town Trail Run
46km Cape Town Trail Marathon by Ryan Sandes
10km and 5km Peace Runs

Sunday 17 October 2021
42.2km Cape Town Marathon

What are the entry fee costs, for South African athletes, and what does it include?

42.2km Marathon

Licensed Runners – R370
Includes race entry, timing chip, T shirt and Goodie Bag

Unlicensed Runners – R440
Includes race entry, temporary license, timing chip, T shirt and Goodie Bag

10km Peace Run
Licensed Runners – R140
Includes race entry and timing chip
Unlicensed Runners – R180
Includes race entry, temporary license and timing chip

5km Peace Run
R80
Includes race entry and timing chip

22km Cape Town Trail Run
R1200
Includes race entry, SANParks entry fee, T-shirt and Goodie Bag

46km Cape Town Trail Marathon By Ryan Sandes
R1600
Includes race entry, SANParks entry fee, T-shirt and Goodie Bag

Entry fees, and what it includes, for International athletes

42.2km Sanlam Cape Town Marathon
R1470
Includes race entry, temporary license, timing chip, T shirt and Goodie Bag

10km Peace Run
R640
Includes race entry, temporary license, timing chip and T-shirt

5km Peace Run
R370
Includes race entry, timing chip and T shirt

22km Cape Town Trail Run
R1200
Includes race entry, SANParks entry fee, T-shirt and Goodie Bag

46km Cape Town Trail Marathon By Ryan Sandes
R1600
Includes race entry, SANParks entry fee, T-shirt and Goodie Bag

When is the closing date for entries?

All entries will close at midnight on 17 September, or when the maximum entry limit has been reached for each event.

Are there limited entry numbers?

22km Cape Town Trail - SANPark limit of 500 46km Cape Town Trail Marathon by Ryan Sandes - SANPark limit of 500

Which entries are closed?

Entries for the 22km have already closed, as the maximum entry limit has been reached.

Who qualifies as a South African entrant?

South African participants are classified as all runners who have a South African ID number.

Can I enter as a permanent resident in South Africa?

If you are a permanent, or temporary resident, with a valid permit, you can email a copy of this, with a copy of your passport, to raceoffice@capetownmarathon.com, and you will be issued with a promo voucher code to allow you to enter as a South African resident.

If the race is cancelled due to the ongoing Pandemic, do I get a refund?

Yes, if the race is cancelled due to the ongoing Pandemic all runners will receive a full refund.Upgrades and downgrade deadlines?

Upgrades and downgrades will be permitted until 1 September 2021 only, or earlier if entry limits have been reached in a particular distance.

Can I downgrade to the 22km Cape Town Trail Marathon?

Unfortunately not, Entries are closed as the race is full.

How to upgrade or downgrade?

1. Enter your new distance first, to ensure you stay in the first come, first run guarantee facility.
2. Email support@howler.co.za requesting a refund for the old distance after the new entry has been purchased

Substitutions, how and when?

1. Substitutions will be allowed until 1 September 2021 only.

2. Please email raceoffice@capetownmarathon.com for information on how this process works.

How do I update my registration information?

If you need to update any of your registration information, including updating your license number if you are a club athlete:

1. log into your Howler account,
2. click on Tickets,
3. click on the 3 dots on the right-hand side,
4. click on Edit Registration.

What are the event age limits?

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon events have the following age restrictions for South African runners, as specified by ASA, on the day of the race – these are:

42.2km Marathon: 20 years old
10km Peace Run: 14 years old
22km Trail: 18 years old
46km Trail: 18 years old

There is no age limit on the 5km Peace Run and prams are allowed.

Start times – Saturday 16 October?

46km Cape Town Trail Marathon – 05h45
22km Cape Town Trail Run – 06h30
10km Peace Run – 07h00
5km Peace Run – 08h00

Start time – Sunday 17 October?

42.2km Marathon – 06h00

Cut Off times?

46km Cape Town Trail Marathon – 10 hours
22km Cape Town Trail Run – 5 hours
10km Peace Run – 3 hours
5km Peace Run – 1.5 hours
42.2km Marathon – 6.5 hours

Race Pack Collection and Expo

Venue: Cape Town Stadium

Collection dates:
Thursday 14 and Friday 15 October 09h00 to 19h00
Saturday 16 October – 09h00 to 16h00

Do I need to be registered with a club?

No, you do not need to be a member of a registered club, any individual can enter and run as an unlicensed athlete. You will however need to purchase a temporary license.

How do I update my registration information?

If you need to update any of your registration information, including updating your license number if you are a club athlete, please log into your Howler account, click on Tickets, then click on the 3 dots on the right-hand side, then click on Edit Registration.

How are the races timed?

The 5km Peace Run is untimed.

The Trail runs and 10km Peace Run are timed on a gun to mat basis.

The 42km Marathon is timed using two systems
1. Gun to mat for prize money and position
2. Mat to mat for qualifiers for other races (net time)

Can my dog or pet join me on my run?

No animals are allowed at any of the events.

What is “Run for something” about?

Whichever race you have entered, we want to encourage you to #RunForSomething, 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, simply click on “Fundraise" in the menu.