Virtual Events

21.1km Virtual Half Marathon

The Sanlam Cape Town Virtual Half Marathon is ready to make history! 

Whether you’re an experienced half marathon runner who has missed out on your favourite race, or a half marathon novice who had big goals for 2020, you can now be part of this world-first global virtual race experience like no other.

The Virtual Half Marathon can be started between 6am and 10am (local time) on 18 October. Through the Virtual Marathon App (launching soon), your immersive and interactive half marathon race experience will make you feel as if you are running through the streets of Cape Town. The App will display your actual route, as well as where you would be in Cape Town at the same distance. Your race progress, speed and running time will also be tracked while you’re on the road.

Quick Facts

RACE DAY

  • The Virtual Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, 18 October.
  • You must run with the Virtual Marathon app, which will track your progress as if you are running the actual race route.

START

  • You may start the race any time between 6am and 10am, your local time (no time zone adjustment is required)

CUT-OFF TIME

  • You are required to complete the Virtual Half Marathon in 3:30 (3-and-a-half hours)
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General Information

The Virtual Half Marathon is open to all athletes aged 16 and over.

ENTRIES

  • Online entries close on 14 October 2020.
  • Manual entries will not be facilitated.
  • No upgrades, downgrades or substitutions will be facilitated.

VIRTUAL RACE RULES

TIMING

Athletes will receive a race number, and will be tracked through the Virtual Marathon App. 

RUN GREEN

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon cares for the environment, and running the Virtual Half Marathon is no different. As you commit to the challenge of running a Virtual Race, so too do we want you to commit to running a clean race by not littering.

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Entry Fees

SA Runners: R130

African Runners: R160

International Runners: R225

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FAQs

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