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#Half2Full Top Tips

Moving on Up Training for the marathon Top Tips To complete a half-marathon is a remarkable achievement. Much of what you did to prepare for the distance can and should be repeated when you prepare to run your first marathon. Start with the end in mind. Choose the right race. This is critical. The ideal […]

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Growing international interest in Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

7% foreign visitor increase year-on-year, with over 82 countries represented and an increasing number of novices stepping up from half to full. Cape Town, 27 March 2019 – Organisers of Africa’s only IAAF Gold Label-status multi-award-winning city marathon aim to increase international participation to at least 15% this year. Over eighty countries participated in last […]

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SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON OPENS ENTRIES

Friday, 01 February 2019 marks the opening of entries for Africa’s only IAAF Gold Label status marathon, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon. The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has made incredible progress since its relaunch in 2014. In 2018 it was again awarded Gold Label status by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Later that […]

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SOUTH AFRICA’S STEPHEN MOKOKA WINS 2018 SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON

Cape Town, 23 September 2018 – Once again the weather gods smiled on Cape Town as the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon was held in near perfect conditions. And South Africa’s Stephen Mokoka took full advantage of those conditions to destroy arguably the best field yet assembled at Africa’s only IAAF Gold Label Marathon. Mokoka stuck […]

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LESIBA PRECIOUS MASHELE WINS 2018 SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON 10KM PEACE RUN

Cape Town, 23 September 2018 – Lesiba Precious Mashele is rapidly making a name for himself as the leading ‘short distance’ road runner in South Africa after destroying a field that included the likes of hometown favourite Jeromy Andreas and Tumisang Monnatlala to win the 2018 10km PEACE Run/ Walk at the Sanlam Cape Town […]

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SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON 2017

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MENGISTU NEGEWU SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS TITLE

Cape Town, 17 September 2017 – Asefa Mengstu Negewu came back to the marathon that launched him onto the international stage in 2016 and destroyed a quality field to successfully defend his SANLAM Cape Town Marathon title in almost perfect weather conditions. Running in a lead pack of 6 athletes that included Ketema Bekele Negasa, […]

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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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