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14 – 15 OCTOBER, 2023


In the realm of marathons, where distances are conquered, personal records are shattered, and communities unite through the sheer power of human determination, the 2023 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon stands as a beacon of sporting excellence. Scheduled to take place on 14 and 15 October, this event is set to mark its second year as a potential Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate, solidifying South Africa’s status as a prominent player in the world of elite marathons.

As the first World Marathon Major on the African continent, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon carries a significant weight of responsibility and aspiration. This event showcases not only the spirit of running but also celebrates the captivating beauty and rich diversity of Cape Town and its inhabitants. Participants from around the globe will come together to participate in various races.

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon offers a range of races that cater to participants of all levels and abilities. For those seeking to push their limits, the Gold Label Status Road marathon is a true test of endurance. Covering the classic 42.2-kilometer distance, runners will traverse the city’s streets while being cheered on by enthusiastic crowds and soaking in the atmosphere that only a major marathon can provide.

The event caters to a diverse audience, including the 10km and 5km Peace Runs that embrace the joy of running and community. The celebration extends beyond the roads with three incredible trail options. The 46km Trail Marathon, curated by the renowned Ryan Sandes, offers a challenging and scenic route for trail enthusiasts. The 22km Trail Challenge beckons participants to experience the beauty of Cape Town’s trails in a more accessible format. Additionally, the introduction of the 11km Trail Race adds a fresh element to the event, allowing even more runners to experience the allure of off-road racing.

The event serves as a platform to highlight Cape Town’s unique blend of cultures, landscapes and the unwavering hospitality of its people. Runners and spectators alike are treated to an immersive experience that includes music, food and the camaraderie of fellow runners from around the world. Click here now to register or for more information.

For those participating in the 2023 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, The Heriot Apartments are a safe and convenient place to stay. Nestled in the heart of Cape Town, our self-catering accommodation is comfortable and budget-friendly. Unwind in modern rooms while relishing stunning city views. With our prime location just moments away from the marathon action, you’ll find these aparthotels to be the ideal place to rest, rejuvenate and celebrate your marathon achievement. Click here now to book your spot.

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