17-18 September 2016 is when the streets of Cape Town will be filled with runners joining in for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon which is run over 2 days. The main event is the 42.2km Marathon on Sunday 18th September starting at 07:00 with 7000 athletes participating. See the interactive map for the full race details. The starting point is from Beach Road, corner of Granger Bay and Beach Road, Green Point, Cape Town with a cut off time of 7 hours. The event is IAAF Silver approved as a global race, with international runners taking part. Last year’s (2015) men’s race was won in 02:11:41 by Shadrack Kemboi from Kenya, with Isabella Ochichi from Kenya winning the women’s diversion in 02:30:20.
The Event is also a qualifying race for the 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans and Comrades Ultra-Marathons. For all the detail on the 42.2km marathon click here
Also run on Sunday 18th September starting at 07:10 will be an international 10km PEACE RUN/WALK, which is open to all runners on a flat and fast route, of the Atlantic seaboard. By running this event you will experience the spirit of the Cape Town. This event will have a 2 hour cut off time and starts at Corner of Granger Bay Blvd and Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point, Cape Town and finish at the Green Point A track. For more info click here
Events on Saturday 17th September are the Peace trail 22km or 11km on, Starting 07:00 from Green Point A Track, Green Point with 500 trail runners hitting the trails of Signal Hill and Lion’s Head in a cut off time of 4.5hours. You will enjoy stunning city and iconic Table Mountain vistas from the slopes of Signal Hill, as well as breath taking views over the sweeping Atlantic Ocean from the contour path on Lion’s Head before making the descent to finish at Green Point Stadium.
The 12km starts after the 22 at 07:45 running the similar route but shorter.
Then at 12:00 to make sure no families are missed out on the action, there will be high-spirited 4.2km Fun Run is a community-building event that opens the race track to all. It’s the opportunity for families and friends; business, school and other community groups to band together 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 to accommodate walkers.
If you need a car or a van to get around Cape Town for that weekend, CABS Car Hire will be of service to help.