Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

Event Info

Elite Athletes

The professional athlete program

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is committed to supporting professional, elite and local athletes by offering more than R2.2million in prize money annually.

Due to numerous reasons including special drinks stations, organization, logistics, anti-doping & media, all international athletes and local athletes (who hope to qualify for prize money), need to apply and be accepted into the PAP, applications are to be sent through to the meeting organisers, for attention of the professional athlete co-ordinator, no later than 8 weeks prior to the event.

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Nutrition and hydration

Nutritional and hydration advice to get you to the finish line

Nutrition and hydration

Manual Entry

Complete and submit a physical form

Manual Entry Enter Offline(PDF)

Drug Free Sport

Do you believe in playing fair?

Are you a supporter of drug-free sport? Take the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport’s “I Play Fair” pledge now to show your commitment to competing clean.

All you need to do is go to, click on the I Play Fair tag and fill in the details as requested. By doing so you will say no to doping.

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Pace Yourself

Have a goal time in mind? Unsure the time splits?

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Race Rules

Please check and adhere to these

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Road Closures

Parking and other safety information

Please take note of the following road closures in and around the start and finish areas. It is critical to get to the start early to avoid traffic congestion.

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Route Tour Map

Explore the stunning route

Route Tour Map Route tour map

Finish area

Detailed map & Info

The finish area for all races takes place in Vlei Road, Green Point – GPS Co-ordinates: 33°54’21.07”S; 18°24’25.21”E

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Medical Advice

and associated services

Dr Darren Green is the Race Doctor for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2020.

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Medical Services

2020 Medical service provider details

Mediclinic  and ER24 are our medical partners and will be looking after you on race day. Mediclinic are our medical partners, and will be looking after you on race day. For any medical emergencies call 021 417 4150.

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Supporters Guide

Make the most of your experience

The marathon is a long personal journey into the very centre of the soul. Marathon runners feed on YOUR encouragement to get them over the line. Many are far away from home, visitors to this beautiful city.

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Registration and Exhibition

Expo collection details

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International Travel

All you need to know

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