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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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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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WATER WISE

Due to the severe drought affecting the Western Cape we will be taking the following steps to reduce our water usage: The water sachets at the water stations have been reduced to avoid wastage. Only 2 sachets per person have been planned for at each water station unless in an emergency All left over water […]

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RUN4CHANGE AT THE SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON – THE PEACE FLAME

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon will be started with a torch carried by race ambassador Francois Pienaar. Ignited on nearby Robben Island in Nelson Mandela’s cell, the flame is symbolic of so much that is good about both Mandela and our country where we say, “It is better to light a candle than to curse […]

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TRAINING FOCUS: PREPARING FOR A MARATHON

You must be crazy- just thinking of it makes me tired! I don’t know how you do it- I can’t even run to the end of the street!  Does that mean you’re not allowed to eat Chocolate? These are just a few reactions from people when you tell them you are running the Sanlam Cape […]

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TRAINING FOCUS: PREPARING FOR A MARATHON – 20 WEEKS TO GO

The will to succeed means nothing without the will to Prepare! To rise to the challenge of the Marathon and complete the 42km distance involves serious commitment of effort and determination. The runners that take up the challenge are divided in the following categories: Beginners- starting running from scratch 5h00 First time marathon runner– active […]

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SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON IS RUNNING GREEN

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon event is a climate neutral event. We are encouraging all runners to help us support our #RunGreen campaign. We would like to thank SANLAM for their continued support in this endeavour. REDUCE – REUSE – RECYCLE – DO NOT LITTER Please consider the environment and TAKE ACTION! TAKE ACTION – […]

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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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