Experience a World-Class Race and Support a Major Cause!

AWMM Candidate   |  Jan. 10, 2024

Are you ready to take your international running journey to new heights while immersing yourself in awe-inspiring natural beauty? The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon invites you to join us on the vibrant streets of Cape Town, South Africa, with majestic views of Table Mountain and the refreshing Atlantic sea breeze accompanying your every stride. As we continue our pursuit of becoming an Abbott World Marathon Majors, we have exciting news and incredible features to share.

In our third year of candidacy, we aim to showcase African runners’ talent, dedication, and secure significant economic benefits for our city and surroundings. By joining us at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, you are supporting the continent that produces the world’s best marathon athletes and are contributing to the growth of a thriving running culture.

While striving for Major status, we’ve made significant upgrades to our route. The newly improved marathon course is flatter and faster, presenting you with the perfect opportunity to achieve a personal best. Picture yourself gliding effortlessly past Cape Town’s iconic landmarks, propelled by the electric atmosphere of the city and our enthusiastic spectators. Our marathon offers a truly memorable experience that combines the thrill of competition with the beauty of our vibrant city.

But that’s not all. We firmly believe that running should be accessible to all, regardless of financial constraints. As part of our commitment to inclusivity, we are proud to share that in 2023 we gave away 2000 free marathon entries to South Africans who may not have the means to participate otherwise. This initiative embodies our dedication to creating a diverse and supportive running community, where everyone has a chance to chase their dreams. We look forward to continuing and growing this campaign in 2024.

On the elite front, get ready for an exhilarating showdown in 2024. Brace yourself for course record-breaking performances in both the men’s and women’s races, as world-class athletes converge on our event, driven by the pursuit of greatness.

Our marathon isn’t just about the elite; it’s about the collective spirit of running. We are privileged to have the support of over 200 Club Captains from across the country, mobilizing their running clubs to join us in this celebration of human endurance. Together, we can create a vibrant tapestry of individuals united by a shared love for running.

And, if you’re searching for a variety of racing distances, look no further – our festival of running offers something for everyone. Lace up your shoes for the 5km, 10km, or the iconic 42km road distances, or venture off the beaten path with our thrilling 11km, 22km, and 46km trail races. No matter your skill level or ambition, we have a race tailored just for you.

Join us at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon and embark on a journey that transcends boundaries and challenges limits. Experience the thrill of a world-class marathon, soak in the vibrant energy of Cape Town, and make a lasting impact on the global running community. 

Register now, and join us as we run towards Africa’s 1st Major Marathon.

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