Here at Africa Marathons, we strive to provide the best possible experience for our team runners. As part of this commitment, we constantly bring you the best news of the events we partner with. Expect the 2023 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon to be faster and flatter with a new marathon route.
We’re excited to announce significant improvements to our marathon route this year, designed to create a faster, flatter, and more enjoyable experience for all runners. The District Six hill has been removed, resulting in a reduced total ascent and smoother, faster running, enabling you to achieve your marathon personal best. The organisers have also considered logistics and traffic flow to ensure that the race day is stress-free for all participants.
To enhance your experience, the Start has been moved back to Fritz Sonnenberg Road, following civil works for last month’s Formula E event, which included road widening and speed bump removal. The blue carpet finish line has been moved back to Vlei Road, giving you the chance to finish your marathon to the thunderous applause of the grandstands and adjacent hospitality areas.
According to our Race Director, Barry van Blerk, “The desired route upgrades alleviate stress on traffic and take into consideration the feedback of our marathon runners. We have heard your requests for a flatter and faster route, and are excited to action these improvements in 2023.”
Please note, that all route changes are subject to the final approval of the City of Cape Town.
Join us at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2023 and beat your personal best. As an added bonus, you can join the race to become Africa’s 1st Major. Let Africa Marathons organise your trip and entry. To find out more and to enter the race please send us an email at [email protected]. You can also contact us on the button below to join. We look forward to welcoming you to South Africa.