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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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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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WORLD-RENOWNED ELITE MARATHON RUNNERS SIGN UP

Having cemented its place as one of the most popular and prestigious marathons on the African continent, considered the ‘home’ of global distance running, organisers have confirmed another world-class international line-up for the annual Sanlam Cape Town Marathon. The weekend road running festival will again be highlighted by the 42.2km contest in the Mother City […]

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Spectator

SPECTATOR EXPERIENCE

The marathon is a long personal journey into the very centre of the soul. Marathon runners feed on YOUR encouragement to get them over the line. Many are far away from home, visitors to this beautiful city – be one of the many enthusiastic ambassadors welcoming and encouraging them. All you need is music, dance, […]

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Finish

FINISH AREA

The finish area of all races takes place at the Green Point A Track – GPS Co-ordinates: 33⁰54′24.85″ S; 18⁰24′47.08″ E The finish area offers the following facilities: Food and refreshments vendors Beer Garden from 11am Full Mediclinic medical tent Vital massage & strapping tent VIP and corporate hospitality Information Centre Media / press facilities […]

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SANLAM CAPE TOWN PEACE TRAIL RUNS INFORMATION – 22KM & 12KM

START (both 22km and 12km): PLACE: Green Point A Track (the same venue as the finish) TIME: 22KM PEACE TRAIL RUN: 07h00 12km PEACE TRAIL RUN: 07h45 The start area offers the following facilities: Toilets Coffee Zone Information Area Emergency Race Desk   WATER STATIONS: There will be water stations at the Glen Road and […]

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