Professional Athlete Program (PAP) – ELITE ATHLETES

CLICK HEREto apply for professional athlete application entry for 2019

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.

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon falls part of the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Ranking qualifying race. Athletes participating in the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon will earn points according to their age, time and gender, aligned with the following age groups for men and women: 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.

PAP INVITED INTERNATIONAL ATHLETES: 

Please note that the 2019 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is an IAAF GOLD LABEL STATUS marathon, this means that we are required to invite athletes from the IAAF Gold label marathon list.

All international athletes (particularly athletes who hope to qualify for prize money), including those who may be running for local clubs, will only be accepted if she / he represents herself / himself or if represented by an authorized athlete representative (as listed on IAAF.org for year 2019), and are required to present a written approval (a permit) from their National federations.  Proof of the fore-mentioned requirements, along with a copy of athlete’s passport need to be handed over to the event organisers, for the attention of the professional athlete co-ordinator, 4 weeks prior to the event taking place.  All athletes who do not present such permits and copies of passports within the given time-frame will NOT be eligible for prize money and the event organisers reserve the right to stop such athlete from taking part in the event.

All international athletes will be subject to Income Tax, this will be deducted from the prize money as required by the South African Revenue Service.  Furthermore some athletes / Managers may need to be required to get SARB approval prior to payment being made.

PAP: LOCAL ATHLETES (SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENS): 

Local athletes (particularly athletes who hope to qualify for prize money) will be considered to race within the PAP field. All applications (including a motivating letter and athletes CV with times) need to be sent through to PAP@capetownmarathon.com. The following selection criteria is in place for local South African Runners into the PAP field:

  • All South African Athletes, with South African ID’s, who have achieved IAAF GOLD & SILVER Label status during the last 12 months qualify for entry
  • All South African Athletes, with a South African ID, who have achieved IAAF Bronze label status during the last 12 months will qualify – will be reviewed on an individual (case to case) basis;
  • All South African Athletes, with South African ID’s, who are on the Top 10 list in SA (5000m; 10000m; 10 km, 21,1 km or 42.2km – 2017 / 2018) – will be reviewed on an individual (case to case) basis.
  • All South African Athletes who finished in the TOP 10 in the 2018 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon – will be reviewed on an individual (case to case) basis.

To apply for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon PAP – CLICK HERE

PRIZE MONEY & TIME INCENTIVES – CLICK HERE

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