Race Rules


Entrants undertake to abide by the following rules and agree to the following conditions:


All entrants agree that the information that the information that 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 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 personal and any or all other parties from any direct or indirect loss of damage, however caused, arrising from their participation in the event, or related to the event. They grand 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 organisation of the event for purposes of registration, timing, medical care, IAAF world rankings, World Marathon Majors age group rankings and promotional activities related to the event.


  1. The SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON and 10km PEACE Run are run and organized in terms of the rules of WPA, ASA and the 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. Race Numbers: Official event race numbers are to be worn on the front and the back of the participants vest. Licensed athletes must abide by the final instructions regarding the display of permanent ASA licences. Unlicensed athletes must purchase a temporary license at R65 for the marathon; R35 (open) & R20 (junior) for the 10km PEACE Run / Walk. No swopping of race numbers or temporary timing chips as these are linked to your name and finishing time and may result in your disqualification.
  5. 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.
  6. Club Colours: Runners must wear club colours or plain clothes (no ambush marketing is permitted). Full club colours must be worn to count for team prizes.
  7. Seconding: Personal seconding is not permitted except at official refreshment stations. NO private vehicles or bicycles are allowed.
  8. Prizes: 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. Age tags will be available for purchase, R5 per set, at number collection.
  9. Juniors (born from 1999 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 or Senior team prizes unless there is a Junior team prize offered.
  10. Payment of Prize money: Money will only be transferred once full doping results have been received.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Temporary timing chips: 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 PRIZES, NO QUALIFICATION FOR OTHER RACES. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  14. The SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON, 10 km 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.
  15. For safety reasons the use of personal music players with headphones is NOT ALLOWED. Any person using such device will be disqualified and shall not be eligible for individual or team prizes.
  16. 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.
  17. Distance markers will be placed at each kilometer mark.
  18. Refreshment stations will be situated approximately every 5km.
  19. No dogs are allowed during any event.
  20. Prams are ONLY allowed in the fun run but not for any other events.
  21. Wheelchair users must please contact the organisers timeously to make arrangements for their participation.
  22. Should a third party pick up your race numbers at the EXPO, a letter of authorization must be supplied with your details and theirs.
  23. No upgrades, downgrades or substitutions will be done after the closing date of the 27th August 2018. No refunds will be processed.
  24. REFUNDS: 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.
  25. The SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON is a qualifier for The Two Oceans Marathon and Comrades Marathon. Please note that both these events require a marathon race to be completed within 5 hours.
  26. Professional Athletes’ Programme (PAP) – All international & 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.
  27. Elite/Professional athletes included in the PAP shall be subject to IAAF advertising regulations and must abide by the clothing restrictions covered in ASA rule 24.16.
  28. As required in terms of IAAF rules, international athletes must be able to produce the letter of clearance from his/her federation permitting participation.
  29. Cut off and time limits – see the website for details
  30. 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.


  1. You DO NOT NEED to be a member of an athletics club to compete in the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon TRAIL RUNS.
  2. Entries to these events are limited to 500 per event.
  3. Pre-entry online: See race specific info for direct link to enter each relevant race. www.sanlamcapetownmarathon.com. Entries will close two weeks before the event or when entries sell out. All changes or substitutions must be finalised two weeks before the event.
  4. No on the day entries, late entries or race substitutions are available.
  5. Entries are confirmed when payment is received, no refunds will be made other than those for hospitalisation or death.
  6. Runners running without paying the required entry fee, are regarded as trespassing and action can and will be taken.
  7. 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.
  8. There is a race sweeper at each race that will run behind the last runner and will clean the course.
  9. There will be Medics on the route and at the end to deal with any serious injury. Medics will be stationed at the Kramat on Signal Hill and at the finish.
  10. Highly recommended kit: Cell phone, 500ml water, wind breaker and whistle. Cell phone loaded with the Wildrunner emergency number 072 438 3242.
  11. If you decide to withdraw at any stage during any one of the races, please inform the race organizer timeously.
  12. There will be no water points out on course, with the exception of the 22km route where there will be a water point at approx. 7km (inside the Glen) and one at approx. 13,65km (at the Signal Hill parking lot).
  13. Please ensure you take suitable hydration with you if needed, and were appropriate.
  14. There will be toilets at the start/finish and public toilets at the top of Signal Hill in the parking lot and Kloof Nek.
  15. Prize giving will be scheduled for 10h00 or when all prize winner categories have crossed the line
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. Any runner found to be falsifying information to gain a competitive advantage (for example lying about age) will be disqualified.
  19. It is the responsibility of the 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 (subject to appeal from another runner being received by the race director within 10 minutes of finishing).
  20. Time and position results will only count for those runners having completed the correct course subject to the discretion of the race director.
  21. 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 (subject to an appeal from another runner being received by the race director within 10 minutes of finishing).
  22. If an appeal is not received within 10 minutes of finishing, the results shall stand. Further corrections will be at the discretion of the race director.
  23. Those runners with a formal complaint can do so in writing to the race director by email to info@wildrunner.co.za.
  24. Disqualification of a runner will be at the sole discretion of the race director.
  25. Race entry fees include R100 for SANParks.
  26. The 22km & 12km PEACE Trail runs are open to all registered and unregistered runners of 18 years and older.
  27. RUN GREEN: The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon event is a climate neutral event. We are encouraging all runners to help us support the #RunGreen campaign.
  28. CHARITY FOCUS – The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon supports the WPA Kids Development Programme and Endurocad




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