46km and 22km Trail Runs
The 46km and 22km trails are run through the Table Mountain National Park. Runners will traverse from the stadium to above the city through flora, fauna and sweeping vistas of the Atlantic. The trail weaves through one of the world’s most diverse and rare floral kingdoms, the Cape Floristic Region. Many species on this trail are not found anywhere else on Earth.
- Date Saturday 14OCT
- Start tbc
- Finish tbc
- Cutoff 12:00pm
The 42.2km Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is a prestigious global city race open to a whole spectrum of running enthusiasts from elite athletes to social runners. Along the scenic route, you will experience multiple views of Table Mountain, the Atlantic Ocean, historic landmarks, as well as many famous attractions and the hustle and bustle of Woodstock.
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is home to ASA Marathon Championships. Running the marathon is unique way to experience the gorgeous highlights and the vibrant spirit of one of Africa’s most visited and most celebrated city. It is an ideal race both for athletes who aim to achieve fast times, and for first-timers who want to finish their inaugural marathon. The route is wheelchair-friendly, and the 6 hour 30 minute cut-off time can accommodate the social runner.
- Date Sunday 15OCT
- Start tbc
- Finish tbc
- Cutoff 6hrs 30min
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Registration and EXPO will take place at the Cape Town Stadium. All runners must register and collect their race packs prior to the race at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Exhibition.
Cape Town Stadium, Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point, Cape Town
Friday: 9am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
There will be a full medical and massage tent at the finish. Several mobile ER24 ambulances or Medical Personnel will be stationed approximately every 5km along the route.
There will be a full medical tent at the finish. Seern mobile ambulances of Medical Personnel will be stationed approximately every 5km along the route.
Mediclinic and ER24 Medical Points and Deep Heat Massage zones will be located at:
Show your support on the roadside or hop on to our free supporter bus, and cheer along the route. The spectator bus route will take you to several spots where spectators can go and watch and support the runners along the way.
Running the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is unique way to experience the gorgeous highlights and the vibrant spirit of one of Africa’s most visited and most celebrated cities. It is an ideal race both for athletes who aim to achieve fast times, and for first-timers who want to finish their inaugural marathon. The route is wheelchair-friendly, and the 7 hour cut-off time can accommodate the social runner.
Entries are open for the 42.4 km Gold Label Status Road Marathon, 10 km and 5 km Peace Runs, and our exhilarating trail runs – like the 46 km trail marathon, 22 km trail challenge, and a brand new 11 km trail race.Sanlam and FlySafair are teaming up to offer registered marathon runners in Gauteng the chance to get closer to the start line with 100 return flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town.
Who better to support this year’s runners through to the finish line than Zesande? As the world’s first age-fluid virtual influencer, living a whole lifetime in a day feels like a marathon. With resilience and experience in navigating life’s ups and downs, she’ll be there to support, motivate and remind African runners of their own strength and ability to overcome obstacles. Believe us when we say, she’s trained her whole life for this.