We are a proud sponsor of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, which welcomes all running enthusiasts and their supporters to a unique and truly African running experience. Being the first and only IAAF gold label marathon in Africa, runners no longer have to travel the world to compete against the best.
With its great attractions and surrounding natural beauty, Cape Town was once again the proud host to top athletes from Africa and around the world.
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Sporting greats drive our vision
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1st: Celestine Chepchirchir: 2:26:44
2nd: Nurit Shimels Yimam: 2:27:40
3rd: Gete Mindaye Tilahun: 2:28:32
1st: Edwin Kibet Koech: 2:09:20
2nd: Daniel Muindi Muteti: 2:09:25
3rd: Mohamed Ziani: 2:09:29
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon (42.2km) is a prestigious global city race for running enthusiasts from elite athletes to social runners.
Along the spectacular route, you can take in the famous natural beauty of Cape Town’s mountains and sea, and many of the city’s great attractions. It’s the ideal race both for athletes who aim for fast times, and for first-timers who want to finish their inaugural marathon. The route is wheelchair-friendly, and the seven- hour cut-off time can accommodate the social runner.
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Run for peace in the Sanlam Cape Town 10km Peace Run and experience Africa’s beautiful Mother City as never before.
Join the global community who traditionally come together to run 10km races in countries around the world to commemorate the United Nation’s International Day of Peace on 20 September 2015. Open to all runners from elite to social, the race takes you on a flat and fast route through the natural beauty of the Atlantic seaboard and the vibrant spirit of the Cape Town community.
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Sanlam Cape Town Marathon’s high-spirited 5km Fun Run opens the race track to all.
It’s the opportunity for families and friends, businesses, schools and other community groups to bond and enjoy being part of one of Africa’s most prestigious athletic events. The flat route circles the attractive green space of the Green Point Urban Park and Biodiversity Garden. The one-hour cut-off time also accommodates walkers.
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Rise above urban living and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of nature as you take to the trails of Signal Hill and Lion’s Head.
The 22 km Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Trail Run takes you through the unique nature environment of the Table Mountain National Park within the central city limits. Enjoy stunning city and iconic Table Mountain vistas from the slopes of Signal Hill and experience breath-taking views over the Atlantic Ocean from the contour path on Lion’s Head before descending to the finish line at Green Point Stadium.
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Enjoy Cape Town’s spectacular, natural mountain environment of the Table Mountain National Park within its central city limits.
The 12km Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Trail Run takes you beyond the urban environment to the sights and sounds of nature as you take to the trails. Enjoy stunning city and iconic Table Mountain vistas from the slopes of Signal Hill and the views over the Atlantic Ocean from Lion’s Head before making it to the finish line at Green Point Stadium.
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Two of South Africa’s most celebrated sporting greats, Francois Pienaar and Elana Meyer, have joined forces to drive the vision of turning the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon into one of the World Marathon Majors.
Once the inspirational rugby leader who stood by Nelson Mandela’s side to rouse an entire nation to unity, Francois remains as committed as ever to help develop South Africa through sporting achievement.
His successful business, Advent Sport Entertainment and Media (Pty) Ltd is well positioned to work with Western Cape Athletics and the City of Cape Town to stage and promote the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon as Africa’s leading City Marathon.
Determined to breathe fresh life into long-distance running in South Africa, Elana has turned her formidable, disciplined focus and energy to grow the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon into a prestigious global event.
Together with her work as co-director of ENDUROCAD, Elana sees the realisation of the goals of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon as an ideal opportunity to inspire and support South Africa’s young, talented long-distance runners to achieve greatness.
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Every spring, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon attracts thousands of running enthusiasts who enjoy 42.2 kilometres of spectacular scenery.
Watch how the runners enjoy Cape Town’s famous culture, attractions and atmosphere at their own pace while supported by excited spectators, live music, drinks along the route and much more…
Cape Town Marathon