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The good, no, the GREAT news is – listen-up… WE HAVE WATER. Cape Town is back in the game. To say the Mother City is at her green, fertile, beautiful best would be an understatement – she is radiant. The rivers are running, the mountain streams cascading and the dams are overflowing.

With just less than two months to go you need to layer on the clothing, pull on the gloves and beanie and get out the door. Make that summer-bod a serious work in progress.

If you’ve not yet entered the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon do so NOW. Entries close on the 26th August or once we reach our limit, we have a teeny-weeny number of entries left.

If the standard marathon is not your thing, come and run the new flat, fast scenic Sanlam Cape Town 10km PEACE Run along the Atlantic seaboard – this event is fast becoming Cape Town’s Must Run 10km – to join in the fun and see what it’s all about go to www.capetownmarathon.com.

If you have entered, scroll down to find links to useful training tips, important information on health and nutrition, cutting edge news on apparel, and critical information to assist you building up to race day. You will find them informative and useful.

The weekend-long running festival begins on Saturday 14th September. Entries are open and applications continue to pour in. Last year over 22 000 participants from all over the world ran the various courses, with the marathon itself cementing its position among the continent’s most popular road-running events.

While the marathon on Sunday 15th September is the pinnacle of the festival, the Saturday hosts the two Sanlam Cape Town Peace Trail Runs (22km and 12km), as well as the Sanlam Cape Town 5km PEACE Run, with the Sanlam Cape Town 10km Peace Run on the Sunday.

As Africa’s “must run” iconic city marathon, it aims to facilitate and leverage change at a national level through its #Run4Change Legacy Programme, comprising five pillars:

  • To focus on HEALTH and WELLNESS
  • To become one of the biggest FUNDRAISING sporting events in South Africa
  • To promote PEACE and SPORT
  • To be a SUSTAINABLE event
  • To DEVELOP and EMPOWER South African Athletes

Managed by a joint partnership through Western Province Athletics (WPA), ASEM Running and the City of Cape Town, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon offers a competitive yet beautiful route, providing runners with a unique experience that highlights the city’s natural splendour and top cultural attractions. The field is inclusive of the world’s elite athletes, club and non-club runners, casual joggers, social runners and walkers. Athletes and spectators can enjoy Cape Town’s unique festive atmosphere at safe, fun supporter zones along the route, and at the finish in Green Point.



Africa is our home, this is our race – It’s CAPE TOWN, must run it!

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