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Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

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Quick facts

Location Cape Town, South Africa

Distance Marathon

Date 17-18 Oct 2020

About Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

The Sanlam Cape Town marathon (42.2km) is a prestigious global city race open to a range of running enthusiasts from elite athletes to social runners.  Along the spectacular route, you will take in the famous natural beauty of Cape Town’s mountains and sea, as well as many of the city’s great attractions. Running the marathon is unique way to experience the gorgeous highlights and the vibrant spirit of one of Africa’s most visited and most celebrated city.  It is an ideal race both for athletes who aim to achieve fast times, and for first-timers who want to finish their inaugural marathon.  

The route is wheelchair-friendly, and the 6 hour 30 minute cut-off time can accommodate the social runner. The Cape Town Marathon was established in 2007 with the intention of developing a marathon which will improve South African and Cape Town marathon running and which will showcase the City of Cape Town. You will experience the vibe, smell the sea and hear the sounds of Cape Town along the Fanwalk and the Sea Point Beach Front. Experience the views of the Twelve Apostles, the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island before you turn back toward the Mouille Point Lighthouse and the head towards the Cape Town Stadium. The marathon finishes under the majestic backdrop of Table Mountain in Vlei Road in Green Point.


After Race Services

The finish area for all races takes place in Vlei Road, Green Point – GPS Co-ordinates: 33°54’21.07”S; 18°24’25.21”E.

Aid Stations

There are 17 water stations, two food stations and 4 medical and massage zones situated along the route and at the finish. 

Award Medals

Rewards include prize money, goodie bags and medals.

Equipment Storage

There is a tog bag drop-off / pick-up facility for all participants

Maximum Time

Marathon: 6 hours 30 minutes. 22km Peace Trail Run: 4.5 hours. 10km Peach Run: 1 hour 50 minutes. 12km Peach Trail Run: 4 hours. 5km Peace Run: 1 hour.


If you are coming to the event in your own vehicle, please allow enough time (cater for heavy traffic in the area), please do not park illegally and ensure that you have a plan as to where you will park. The Traffic Police will enforce the law and will issue fines, and may possibly tow away vehicles that are illegally parked.

Provided Photo Service

There is an associated partner for photography

Race Kit Includes

Race Number, temporary timing chip, temporary licence fee, marathon finishers shirt (if doing marathon)


There are 17 water stations situated along the route and at the finish. They will be serving Water, coke, diet coke and Powerade (4 stations)


Temporary timing chips will be attached to your race number.


For parking and transport options visit

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Route Map

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Route Map


Helen Suzman Blvd and Vlei Road Intersection

Beach Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa


Green Point A track

Vlei Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa



Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Ticket prices:

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.