The tenth edition of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon will see athletes literally getting a spring in their step with the annual event taking place this September.

It’s a great time to be outdoors. As temperatures quietly rise following the chill of the winter spell, a true Goldilocks season in Cape Town emerges. Not too hot (nor windy) and not too cold. Many will confess that it is the finest month here, weather-wise. This is September in Cape Town and a fitting month for it to be the proud location of a marathon that is a must-do on the calendar for runners. Now those who aren’t yet exactly peaking in their training at the +/- 50km distance of a typical marathon need not be frightened off by the word

This is September in Cape Town and a fitting month for it to be the proud location of a marathon that is a must-do on the calendar for runners. Now those who aren’t yet exactly peaking in their training at the +/- 50km distance of a typical marathon need not be frightened off by the word marathon in this context.

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon caters to a variety of joggers ranging from your serious and seasoned ultra marathon iron man, the adventurous trail runner through to the social stroller. There are five different races offered this year, a 42.2km marathon, a 10km peace run, 22km and 12km peace trail runs and lastly a 4.2km fun run.

Heritage Day in South Africa occurs every year in mid-to-late September, and the marathon has generally been centred around the date of this holiday. The 2017 instalment will fall on the weekend of the 16th and 17th of the month.

 

HOW TO ENTER

Entering the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is as easy as a walk in the park. Interested athletes may apply on the official marathon website. Entry forms may also be obtained from the WPA Offices, Top Events Offices, leading Western Cape Sportsmans Warehouse Stores and at local Western Cape activations.

 

ENTRY FEES

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY FEES (VAT Incl): AFRICA

MARATHON 42.2km: R600 – Includes race entry, temporary registration as athlete in SA, timing Chip & ASICS shirt
PEACE 10km: R300 – Includes race entry, temporary registration as athlete in SA & timing Chip
INTERNATIONAL ENTRY FEES (VAT incl): REST OF WORLD

MARATHON 42.2km: R1000 – Inclusive race entry, temporary registration as athlete in SA, timing Chip & ASICS shirt
PEACE 10km: R500 – Inclusive race entry, temporary registration as athlete in SA & time Chip
LOCAL ENTRY FEES (VAT Incl):

MARATHON 42.2km:
Licenced Runners: R230 – Includes race entry, timing Chip & ASICS shirt
Unlicenced Runners: R290 – Includes race entry, temporary licence, timing Chip & ASICS shirt
Sanlam Cape Town Marathon event shirt: R200
PEACE 10km:
Licenced Runners: R90 – Includes race entry & timing Chip
Unlicenced Runners: R120 (adults) and R105 (juniors) – Includes race entry, temporary licence & timing Chip
Sanlam Cape Town Marathon event shirt: R200
PEACE 12km TRAIL RUN:
R265 – Includes race entry & SANParks entry fee
Sanlam Cape Town Marathon event shirt: R200
PEACE 22km TRAIL RUN:
R440 – Includes race entry, SANParks entry fee & ASICS shirt
Sanlam Cape Town Marathon event shirt: R200

 

ROAD CLOSURES

According to the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon website, road closures will be no different than that of 2016’s race. We’ll be publishing further details as they become available.

Further race day information can be found here.

Photography Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

Article written by

Justin Williams

Justin Williams is a born-and-bred Capetonian with a flair for writing. His icons include the late South African authors Lawrence Green, Eric Rosenthal and T.V. Bulpin, literary figures who continuously inspire him to cover the avenues of lifestyle, travel and nature in a local context. When Justin's not covering a story, he can be found in the mountains - he's a renowned wild food forager and is currently learning herbalism.