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Africa gets Gold

AFRICA GETS GOLD Sanlam Cape Town Marathon awarded IAAF Gold Label Status Cape Town, 7 March 2017 – Sanlam Cape Town Marathon organisers today announced it has been awarded IAAF Gold Label Status. “A first for Africa, and with less than 35 IAAF Gold Label status marathons internationally, this is a huge honour and achievement,” […]

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ENTRIES OPEN FOR 2017

 Cape Town, 7 February 2017 –Entries open today! This year’s Sanlam Cape Town Marathon takes place on the weekend of the 16 and 17 September. An opportunity for participants from both South Africa and around the world to run through the beautiful city of Cape Town, this iconic city marathon brings with it prize money in […]

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SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON  – OUR TRIP TO PARIS WINNERS

We are delighted to announce the winner of our all-expenses paid trip to the 2017 Paris Marathon as 21-year-old Aaron Adams. We at Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, along with SANLAM & Asics, are delighted to announce that Capetonian Aaron Adams and his best friend will travel to Paris to compete in the 2017 Paris Marathon. […]

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NEGEWO BREAKS SOUTH AFRICAN ALL-COMERS RECORD IN CAPE TOWN

Asefa Mengstu Negewo of Ethiopia shattered the long-standing South African all-comers record in the marathon to highlight the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (18). The 31-year-old clocked 2:08:42 to knock more than a minute from the previous fastest performance run on South African soil, David Tsebe’s 2:09:50 set […]

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The Green Point Park – A showcase of an Urban Park

 Origins : The redevelopment of the Green Point Common in 2010 marked a new phase in the life of the space we now call the Green Point Urban Park. From being used as browsing for animals before recorded history, to an unsuccessful farm once Cape Town was used as a refreshment station, to being used […]

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The Company Gardens – preserving our heritage

Company’s Garden Projects addressing adaption to Climate Change . In mid – 2014, the City Parks Department in co-operation with the City’s Environmental and Heritage Resources Dept. completed an exhibition fruit and vegetable garden in the heritage site ‘The Company’s Garden’. This vegetable garden also contains labelled examples of African traditional medicinal and culinary herbs […]

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Rondebosch Common – one of the green spaces that runners run past

Rondebosch Common  ‘‘Although the Rondebosch Common, a green open space spanning 40 Hectares, is located amidst a built-up suburb, the area is a critical treasure in terms of environmental and social value’’, noted Councillor Anda Ntsodo, Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services. The Common contains critically endangered Cape Flats Sand Fynbos, patches of Renosterveld and abounds […]

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RUN FOR CHANGE AT SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON

Forming a key part of an ongoing drive to promote and encourage change, Sanlam Cape Town Marathon organisers have called on runners and spectators to take up a pledge and Run4Change at the 2016 edition of the annual contest in the Mother City on Sunday, September 18. The Run4Change pledge is open to anyone, not only […]

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