The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is the first marathon in Africa to be given Silver IAAF Status. Its aim is to achieve IAAF Gold Status this year. It is one of the first sporting events in South Africa to be declared carbon neutral.
The 2014 event attracted more than 12 500 runners from 53 countries and the marathon had 3388 timed finishers, including 29 elite runners.
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is an energetic, vibrant ‘festival of running’ that brings together a range of runners including elite athletes, social joggers and community teams. Everyone can relish the joy of running through the beautiful Mother City. The classic, olympian 42.2km marathon is the main event during an action-packed spring weekend which also includes the Cape Town 10km Peace Run, a 4.2km Peace Fun Run, a 22km and 11km Peace Trail Run.
The event is managed through a joint partnership between Western Province Athletics (WPA), ASEM Running and the City of Cape Town. Endorsed by ambassadors Elana Meyer and Francois Pienaar, it is supported by the City of Cape Town’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille. The ‘festival of running’ is held from Saturday, 19 September to Sunday, 20 September 2015.
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon delivers a sustainable, charitable event that brings together runners and supporters to experience the exceptional spirit of one of Africa’s world-class city marathons.
With their commitment to deliver a world-class event, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon organisers have a keen focus on safety, ease of access, inclusiveness and
sustainability. This green event will raise funds for selected charities. Participants in the race events are invited to join the Cape Town running community, and they will be provided with on-line support in the form of the latest training and nutritional expertise, as well as the opportunities to access training and coaching programmes.