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The Mother City Marathon

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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.

This picturesque route takes you through the City of Cape Town, through the heart of the Cape Town Harbour, back into the City and then into the leafy Southern Suburbs, under the shadow of Devils Peak you will run past landmarks such as the Cape Town Harbour and yacht club, the pristine Liesbeek River, The Rondebosch Common, the Newlands Cricket ground, Groote Schuur and the University of Cape Town. Turning back towards the City and under the majestic Table Mountain you venture into District Six. Experience the views of the City Centre, Table Bay and Robben Island before you return into the hub of the City Centre of Cape Town. You will have the privilege to meander past some of the most Iconic Cape Town landmarks: the Castle of Good Hope, the Cape Town City Hall, the Houses of Parliament, the City Gardens, St Georges Cathedral, and the Nederduitse Kerk to mention but a few.

You will experience the vibe, smell the sea and hear the sounds of Cape Town along the Fanwalk and Three Anchor Bay before you turn back toward the Green Point Urban Park and head towards the Cape Town Stadium. The marathon finishes under the majestic backdrop of Table Mountain at the Green Point A track.

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