South African Athletics

Challenge yourself at the CT Marathon

2015-06-18 11:23
Sanlam Cape Town Marathon (Supplied)

Cape Town - Pen it into your diary! An exhilarating festival of running takes place over the weekend of September 19-20, 2015, with a classic 42.2km marathon taking centre stage. Also included in the line-up are a 10km Peace Run, a 4.2km Community Fun Run, and 22km and 11km Peace Trail Runs.

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon brings together a diverse range of runners, from elite athletes and club runners to social joggers and community teams, providing all with the opportunity of experiencing the joy of running through Africa’s beautiful Mother City.

In 2014, the event attracted more than 12 500 runners from 53 countries, including 29 elite runners. It was awarded silver status by the IAAF, making it the first marathon in Africa ever to receive this standing.

This year, the organisers are aiming to take it one step further and go for gold. So we invite you to throw your weight, and your running, behind this daring goal. Sign up for this year’s Sanlam Cape Town Marathon and help South Africa – and Africa – get firmly on the running map.

Event details

· 22km Peace Trail takes place Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 07:00

· 11km Peace Trail takes place Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 07:45

· 4.2km Peace Fun Run takes place Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 10:00

· 10km Peace Run takes place Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 06:50

· 42.2km Marathon takes place Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 07:00

About the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is managed through a joint partnership between Western Province Athletics (WPA), ASEM Running and the City of Cape Town. Endorsed by Elana Meyer and Francois Pienaar, it will be held in September 2015. The classic 42.2km marathon is the central focus of a festival of running through Africa’s Mother City, which includes a 10km Peace Run, a 4.2km Community Fun Run, and 22km and 11km Peace Trail runs.

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon route is competitive, yet beautiful, offering runners a unique experience that highlights the city’s natural splendour and top cultural attractions. The field is inclusive of the world’s elite athletes, club and non-club runners, wheelchair racers, casual joggers, social runners and walkers. Athletes and spectators can enjoy Cape Town’s unique festive atmosphere at safe, fun supporter zones along the route, and at Cape Town Stadium in Green Point.

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is a sustainable charitable event that brings together runners and supporters to experience the exceptional spirit of Africa’s world-class city marathon. To obtain carbon neutrality in 2014, Sanlam purchased carbon credits from the Climate Neutral Group. Three organisations whose work contributes to environmental sustainability benefited from this purchase: Nova for the project Basa Magogo; Natural Balance for Wonderbag; and Ener-gy Systems for the Joburg Landfill Gas to Energy project.

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