Cape Town Marathon

Marathon 10k
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Event Information

RACE DATE: Sunday, October 17, 2021


COURSE: The course begins at Beach Road and runs along a spectacular route where 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 and will finish at Cape Town Stadium.  The course is ideal for athletes who aim to achieve fast times and for first-timers who want to finish their inaugural marathon.

TEMPERATURE: Average temperatures are between 17 – 20 degrees Celsius (62 to 68 Fahrenheit)

ENTRY FEE: Marathon - $75; 10KM Peace Run - $39

ELIGIBILITY: Marathon entrants must be 20 years of age and over

TIME LIMIT & CUT-OFFS: The course has a strict 6 hours and 30 minutes time limit.  The timing is based on gun to gun.  Due to IAAF requirements the race organisers will be strictly enforcing cut-off times in certain locations.  There will be pick up buses for all athletes that do not make the cut-off times at the following points.  Roving pick-ups will also take place.

  • Marathon – Cut-Off Points (subject to change)
    • 8:15 AM - at 10.1km (Center Helen Suzman and Buitengracht Street)
    • 9:40 AM - at 18.7km (Water Station 6)
    • 11:10 AM - at 29km (Water Station 10)
    • 12:20 PM - at 35.9km (Water Station 13)
    • 12:48 PM - at 38.5km (Water Station 14)
    • At Finish Line: 6h30m

NUMBER PICKUP: Time will be organized for the group to stop at the expo to pick up your race number during the city tour.  The expo is located at the Century City Conference Centre.

Friday, October 15: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 16: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

AWARDS: Everyone who finishes the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon will receive a medal, ASICS Shirt and goodie bag

DIFFICULTY: Moderate.  Fairly flat course with a couple of long hills.