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All entrants agree that the information they have supplied is true and correct. That they are in good health, are physically fit and trained to participate in and understand the risks associated with the event. They agree to complete the medical questionnaire. They agree to abide by all the rules and conditions of the event and accept that they enter and participate at their own risk and fully indemnify the organisers, ASA, WPA, all sponsors and partners, volunteer groups, medical personnel and any or all other parties from any direct or indirect loss of damage, however caused, arising from their participation in the event, or related to the event.

They grant permission in terms of section 51 of the electronics communication transactions act 25 of 2002, to use their name, race information, photographs, video tapes, broadcasts, telecasts in which they may appear free of charge. They accept that their personal information will remain confidential and consent to same being shared with the parties involved in the organization of the event for purposes of registration, timing, medical care, World Athletics IAAF world rankings, Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda age group rankings and other activities related to the promotion of the event.

They grant permission for their personal details to be shared with relevant partners for specific orders that they have subscribed to including: medal engraving, accidental Go-cover and photography.

Social Responsibility

RUN GREEN: The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is a climate neutral event. We are encouraging all runners to help us support the #RunGreen campaign.

CHARITY FOCUS – The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon supports the WPA Kids Development Programme and Endurocad.



Social Responsibility
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  1. The SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON and 10km PEACE Run are run and organized in terms of the rules of WPA, ASA and World Athletics IAAF.
  2. The SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON is open to all registered and unregistered runners of 20 years and older. The 10km PEACE Run is open to all registered and unregistered runners of 14 years and older.
  3. NO LATE ENTRIES will be accepted. The race organizers reserve the right to accept or reject any entry. The entry fee is non- refundable unless the entry is rejected.
  4. Official event race numbers are to be worn on the front of the participants vest. Licensed athletes must abide by the final instructions regarding the display of permanent ASA licences. Unless otherwise instructed, registered athletes must wear their ASA licences on the front and back of their vest. The race number must be worn on the front of the vest, partially covering the ASA license, so that the ASA license sponsor remains visible.
  5. Unlicensed athletes must purchase a temporary license at R70 for the marathon; R40 (Senior /Master) & R25 (junior) for the 10km PEACE Run.
  6. No swopping of race numbers or temporary timing chips is allowed as these are linked to your name and finishing time and may result in your disqualification.
  7. Temporary-licensed participants are eligible for age category prizes provided they enter the relevant age group, wear the appropriate age tags and provide proof of age.
  8. Runners must wear club colours or plain clothes (without advertising). Full club colours must be worn to count for team prizes.
  9. In addition to overall (Open) prizes, participants will only be eligible for an age category prize in the age category they enter. Corresponding numerical age category tags must be worn on the front and back of their vest. Participants may enter the age category corresponding to their chronological age or any younger category down to senior.
  10. Juniors (born from 2001 onwards), even if wearing junior licenses must wear age category tags to qualify for age group prizes. Proof of age is required for all category prizes. Juniors will count towards Open team prizes.
  11. Master age categories are based on the athlete age on the day of the race.
  12. Professional Athletes’ Programme (PAP) – All international and local elite/professional athletes (who hope to qualify for prize money), need to apply and be accepted into the PAP, applications are to be sent through to PAP@capetownmarathon.com no later than 8 weeks prior to the event – see website for full details.
  13. Elite/Professional athletes included in the PAP shall be subject to World Athletics IAAF advertising regulations and must abide by the clothing restrictions covered in ASA rule 24.16.
  14. As required in terms of IAAF rules, international athletes must be able to produce the letter of clearance from his/her federation permitting participation.
  15. In the event that any prize category results are not announced or made available at the official prize-giving, such results will be posted on the event website and circulated through the usual WPA club channels. In accordance with ASA rule 27.2 individuals and clubs shall be given 7 days to raise any appeal in writing to the organisers, where after the published results shall be deemed final, notwithstanding any inaccuracies that may be identified at a later date.
  16. Payment of Prize money: Money will only be transferred once full anti-doping results have been received.
  17. The race number and temporary timing chip are linked to your name and finishing time – Allowing another person to compete with your number will result in disqualification of the other person and your exclusion from next year’s event.
  18. MARATHON & 10km PEACE Run participants shall use the temporary timing chip provided at registration attached to your race number. Failure to wear the temporary timing chip will result in the participant’s name being omitted from the results. NO CHIP, NO TIME, NO RESULT, NO QUALIFICATION FOR OTHER RACES.
  19. Should a third party pick up your race numbers at the EXPO, a letter of authorization must be supplied with your details and theirs.
  20. Pre-entry online: See race specific info for direct link to enter each relevant race. www.capetownmarathon.com. Entries will close on the 28th September 2020 or when entries sell out.
  21. No upgrades, downgrades or substitutions will be done. No refunds will be processed.
  22. All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable under all circumstances, including, but not limited to, cancellation of the event or of the athlete’s participation, or change in the date, nature, or format of the event. The event may be cancelled or changed due to severe weather or any other factors that may be deemed to threaten the safety of athletes, staff, or volunteers.
  23. The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon and 10km PEACE Run are seeded races. If a seeding time is not provided on entry, seeding will be into the back of the race.
  24. Do not litter. Dispose of sachets and cups responsibly by using the boxes provided or carrying them to the Finish. Report offenders to the referees.  #RunGreen #RunClean.
  25. The SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON, 10km PEACE Run and PEACE TRAIL RUNS take place in environmentally sensitive areas. Participants may not litter or damage the environment in which the events take place in any way. Participants who do not respect the instructions regarding litter may be subject to disciplinary action including disqualification, a fine or a ban from future events.
  26. Personal seconding is not permitted except at official refreshment stations. NO private vehicles or bicycles are allowed on the route.
  27. The use of music players with headphones is not allowed and may result in disqualification.
  28. Marshals, traffic and any police officials must be obeyed at all times. If participants are instructed by any race, medical, traffic or police official to stop they shall do so immediately.
  29. Refreshment stations will be situated approximately every 5km.
  30. No dogs are allowed during any event.
  31. Prams are ONLY allowed in the 5km Peace run but not for any other events.
  32. Wheelchair users must please contact the organisers timeously to make arrangements for their participation.
  33. The SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON is a qualifier for The Two Oceans Marathon (5 hours) and Comrades Marathon (4hr50).
  34. Cut off and time limits – see the website for details

All Athlete Representatives (AR’s) who represent athletes in the Cape Town Marathon need to comply with the following rules;

  1. The AR is an authorized World Athletics IAAF AR and is able to provide proof of such authorization
  2. The AR is a registered AR with the World Athletics IAAF Member Athletics Federation of the country from which the athlete comes from that they represent and can provide a letter of such registration
  3. The AR agrees that they will abide by the World Athletics IAAF Integrity Code of Conduct
  4. The AR agrees to abide by the World Athletics IAAF and ASA Rules and very specifically World Athletics IAAF Rule 7 and/or ASA Rule 12 (as applicable)
  5. The AR agrees that they will maintain the integrity of the competition
  6. The AR agrees not to bring the World Athletics IAAF, ASA or the race into disrepute
  7. The AR agrees to abide by the race rules

Should the AR not comply with these rules the Cape Town Marathon reserves their rights to report the AR to World Athletics IAAF and ASA should they not comply.

  1. The SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON 22km and 12km PEACE Trail Runs are run and organized in terms of the rules of WPA and ASA.
  2. The 22km PEACE Trail run is open to all registered and unregistered runners of 17 years and older.
  3. The 12km PEACE Trail run is open to all registered and unregistered runners of 15 years and older.
  4. Entries to these events are limited to 500 participants per event.
  5. Pre-entry online: See race specific info for direct link to enter each relevant race. www.capetownmarathon.com. Entries will close on the 28th September 2020 or when entries sell out. All changes or substitutions must be finalized by the 2nd October 2020.
  6. No on the day entries, late entries or race substitutions are available.
  7. Entries are confirmed when payment is received, no refunds will be made.
  8. Race entry fees include the compulsory SANParks fee.
  9. ASA licences do NOT have to be worn.  The official race number must be worn clearly on the front upper outer garment. Care must be taken to position the race number so that the timing chip is not damaged by straps of backpacks.
  10. Age category tags do NOT have to be worn to be eligible for age category prizes.
  11. There will be marshals on the route for your safety, but not necessarily at all intersections. The route will be clearly marked.  Please make yourself familiar with the route prior to racing.
  12. There is a race sweeper at each race that will run behind the last runner and will clean the course.
  13. Medics will be deployed on the route with permanent stations at the Kramat on Signal Hill and at the finish.
  14. An athlete shall retire from an event if ordered to do so by the official medical staff, identified by armbands, vests or similar distinctive apparel.
  15. Highly recommended kit: Cell phone, 500ml water, wind breaker and whistle. Cell phone loaded with the VOC emergency number.
  16. If you decide to withdraw at any stage during any one of the races, please inform a race official on the route or at the finish.
  17. There will be water points on the 22km route at approx. 7km (inside the Glen) and at approx. 13,65km (at the Signal Hill parking lot).
  18. Please ensure you take suitable hydration with you if needed, and were appropriate.
  19. There will be toilets at the start/finish and public toilets at the top of Signal Hill in the parking lot and Kloof Nek.
  20. Absolutely no littering will be tolerated.   #RunGreen
  21. Any runner found to have falsified information to gain a competitive advantage (for example lying about age) will be disqualified.
  22. It is the responsibility of each runner taking part to follow the course markers and thus the full and correct route. Any runner going wrong must return to the course at the point where he/she went wrong before continuing, any alternative to this shall be deemed a short-cut and that runner faces the possibility of disqualification.
  23. Time and position results will only count for those runners having completed the correct course subject to the discretion of the race referee/director.
  24. In the event of a runner not following the full and correct route, and that this misdirection was found not to be by fault of the course marking, that runner shall be disqualified or given a time penalty.
  25. Any runner wishing to lodge an appeal against any other runner must make such representation to the referee or race director within 10 minutes of completing the event.
  26. Disqualification of a runner or time penalty will be at the decision of the race referee in consultation with the race director. Any appeal against such decision must be made in writing within 30 minutes of the announcement.
  27. Any appeal against the results/awards must be lodged within 30 minutes of the prize-giving after which the awards shall be deemed final.  Further corrections to results will be at the discretion of the race director.
  28. Prize giving is scheduled for 10h00 or when all prize winner categories have crossed the line
  29. Prizes – You must be present to collect your prize, or arrange to have someone collect on your behalf, otherwise your prize will be recycled as a spot prize, no prizes will be posted or kept aside.
  30. Payment of Prize money: Money will only be transferred into athlete’s bank accounts once full anti-doping results are received. Please provide your full banking details to the race office on race day or within one week of finishing the race email to info@capetownmarathon.com