Sanlam Cape Town Marathon introduces its first trail marathon

designed by ryan sandes

On the trails of world-renowned Table Mountain National Park

16 October 2021

This year, in collaboration with South African ultra-distance trail running sensation, Ryan Sandes, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon introduces a new marathon trail through the world-renowned Table Mountain National Park.

The San and Khoi people called Table Mountain ‘Hoerikwagga’ (Mountain in the Sea).

“It’s where I work and play.”- Ryan Sandes

Run through the rarest floral kingdom on planet earth.

Table Mountain National Park

With 46km and 2200m of vert, runners will traverse from the stadium to above the city through flora, fauna and sweeping vistas of and Atlantic Ocean. The new route weaves through one of the world’s most diverse and rare floral kingdoms, the Cape Floristic Region. Many of the species seen on this trail cannot be found anywhere else on Earth.

designed by ryan sandes

Ryan has a remarkable track record both in South Africa and internationally, having won an ultra race on every continent. He has been trailblazing since 2008, with one of his most impressive victories being his win at The Western States® 100-Mile Endurance Run in California in 2017.

46 km Route Profile


Trail Marathon Prize Money

1st Man - R50,000
1st Woman - R50,000

2nd Man - R20,000
2nd Woman - R20,000

3rd Man - R10,000
3rd Woman - R10,000



22 km Trail Route Profile