Phone us 1300 383 690

← Go back

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

Running the Sunlam Cape Town Marathon is unique way to experience the gorgeous highlights and the vibrant spirit of one of Africa’s most visited and most celebrated cities.  It is an ideal race both for athletes who aim to achieve fast times, and for first-timers who want to finish their inaugural marathon.  The route is wheelchair-friendly, and the 7 hour cut-off time can accommodate the social runner.

The Sunlam Cape Town Marathon is an IAAF Gold Label event. 


  • Marathon
  • 22km Trail Run
  • 12km Trail Run
  • 10km
  • 4.2km Fun Run

Click here to view the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Course

Click on the image below to watch a video of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon!

22km/12km Sanlam Cape Town Peace Trail Runs

Cape Town uniquely boasts the spectacular, natural mountain environment of the Table Mountain National Park within its central city limits.  The 12km and 22km Sanlam Cape Town Peace Trail Runs allow you to rise above the urban environment and gloriously immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of nature as you take to the trails of Signal Hill and Lion’s Head.

You will enjoy stunning city and iconic Table Mountain vistas from the slopes of Signal Hill, as well as breathtaking 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 start and finish are at Green Point A Track, Green Point.


The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Registration and EXPO will take place at The Lookout, situated in the Waterfront of Cape Town. Experience the magnificent outlook from the terraces of the glass-sided venue, of iconic landmarks including Cape Town Stadium, Table Bay, Lion’s Head, Robben Island, and of course, the magnificent Table Mountain. Be it day or night-time, it’s the breathtaking vistas of the ocean, mountains and city surrounding it, which ensures that this venue is beyond compare. Come and experience the spirit of Cape Town at this unique Sanlam Cape Town Marathon exhibition event. The Lookout venue is situated on Granger Bay Parking Area, in the Waterfront


Thursday:   2pm - 7pm
Friday:        9am – 7pm
Saturday:    9am – 5pm

Start Time

7:00am Beach Road, corner of Granger Bay Road, Green Point, Cape Town. Finish at Green Point A track.

The Half Marathon Peace Trail Run commences at 7:00am Saturday



Medical Support

Mobile ambulances or Medical Personnel will be stationed approximately every 5km along the route. There will be a full medical tent at the finish.


Show your support on the roadside or hop on to our free supporter bus, and cheer along the route. The spectator bus route will take you to several spots where spectators can go and watch and support the runners along the way.

Entry and Accommodation Packages, Cape Town Marathon

Cape Town is world renowned for its beauty. Let us know your requirements and we’ll find the right accommodation to suit you. Not only can we find the right accommodation solution but we can also assist with options for sightseeing and activities; maybe some wine tasting or a safari? Let us help.

RunFun Travel has a range of travel options to suit your budget, whatever it is. Let us put together an itinerary to suit your travel needs. Our commitment to you is to meet your needs, not have you meet ours.

Our travel packages are inclusive of:

  • Accommodation
  • Entry to the Cape Town Marathon or race of your choice


RunFun Travel is a fully licensed travel agent and can assist you with:

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Overseas SIM (phone) card
  • Airport transfers (where not included)
  • Overseas car rental, driving routes, suggested stops along your way
  • Ongoing transfers and travel plans

Please contact us for an obligation free quote that will enhance your trip and we’ll make sure you run the time of your life!

Go back