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Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Route Map

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Cape Town is the proud and gracious hostess of one of the world’s most irresistible City Marathons.  Experience Africa’s beautiful Mother City as never before, as you rise to the heroic challenge of the most celebrated race – the classic Olympic distance of 42.2 km.

Cape Town, the proud and gracious hostess of the world’s most irresistible City Marathon.  Experience Africa’s beautiful Mother City in a carnival atmosphere, while facing down the oldest challenge of all endurance events – the classic Olympic distance of 42.2 km.

Your fast picturesque route sees you weave through the city centre’s sky-scrapers, past the many masts of the Royal Cape Yacht Club, along the banks of the Liesbeek River, under the shaded canopy of the tree-lined Southern Suburbs, around the historic Rondebosch Common, the world famous Newlands Cricket ground, the President’s residence – Groote Schuur, Africa’s finest tertiary institution – the University of Cape Town, historic District Six, the Castle of Good Hope, the Cape Town City Hall, the Houses of Parliament, the City Gardens, St Georges Cathedral, and the Nederduitse Kerk all beneath the watchful gaze of Table Mountain.

You will experience the unique atmosphere of the Cape crowds. Smell the fresh, salty sea air. Hear the cheering of the cities café society as they enjoy breakfast alongside the Fanwalk. You are nearly home with a loop around Three Anchor Bay before turning toward the Green Point Urban Park, past the Cape Town Stadium and into the finish at Green Point Track.

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