Welcome to the Cape Town Marathon
15 Sept 2019|South Africa
Cape Town Marathon 2019 with Africa Marathons - Official Travel Partner
Cape Town, voted the event capital of the world in 2018, is home to abundant fauna and flora, one of the natural wonders of the world (Table Mountain), rich cultural diversity, significant historic buildings and sites and of course the most wonderful people of Cape Town - the Capetonians!
It is also home to the Cape Town Marathon - the only IAAF GOLD label marathon on the African continent, and one of a select few climate neutral marathons in the world with zero waste to landfill. The marathon is designed, not only to take in Cape Town's spectacular natural beauty but also to enable runners to traverse the City’s rich historical sites.
September is springtime in Cape Town - the city is coming alive again after a cold wet winter; the flowers start sprinkling the sidewalks; and it is just the perfect time to do a race - cool mornings, beautiful sunny days and many supporters along the route! It is some of the best weather in Cape Town for a long distance running event.
The inaugural Sanlam Cape Town Marathon was run by a small, competitive field in September 2007 and the event has grown steadily ever since, developing into a top city marathon that brings together world runners, from elite athletes to wheelchair racers, as well as first-time and social runners.
The Cape Town Marathon takes place on 15th September 2019 and starts and finishes outside the iconic Cape Town Stadium. The race is a sightseeing tour of the natural beauty of Cape Town’s mountains and sea, as well as many of the city’s attractions and cultural areas. It unites all with a shared love of sport and fun showcasing the sights of the Mother City of Cape Town.
The 42.2km Cape Town Marathon starts at 06h40 and has a 6.5-hour cut-off time. Runners come together to enjoy a festival of running weekend that also includes a 10km PEACE RUN (Sunday), a 5KM PEACE RUN (Saturday) and two adventurous Trail Runs (Saturday - 12km & 22km).
Cape Town Marathon Weekend Race Schedule
Saturday 14th September 2019
- 22km PEACE Trail Run
- 10km PEACE Trail Run
- 5km PEACE Run
Sunday 15th September 2019
- 42.2km Sanlam Cape Town Marathon - 06h40 [Cut-off time: 6.5 hours]
- 10km PEACE Run - 07h30
Cape Town Marathon Recent Achievements
- The only IAAF GOLD label marathon on the African continent
- Runners World South Africa - Event of the Year 2018
- Sports Industry Awards, South Africa - Participation Event of the Year 2018
- AIMS Green Award - 2017
Africa Marathons is an Official Travel Partner of the Cape Town Marathon and is proud to offer a fantastic package to take part is this epic city marathon.
Please click below for the full travel itinerary.
TO JOIN THE AFRICA MARATHONS TEAM PLEASE EMAIL - [email protected] or ring +44 (0)7791360170.
Pre- or Post Marathon Bucket List Items
View the Big FiveKruger Region
Relax in Camps BayCape Town
Hike the DrakensbergKwaZulu-Natal
Explore the Anglo-Boer BattlefieldsKwaZulu-Natal
Experience a SafariKwaZulu-Natal
Go Whale WatchingHermanus
Visit the WinelandsFranschhoek, Stellenbosch & Paarl
Shop the WaterfrontCape Town
Visit Robben IslandCape Town
Hike Table MountainCape Town
Explore Boulders BeachCape Town
Race Stories from South Africa
Five Countries, Six Marathons
The founders and directors of Africa Marathons have over 35 years of combined experience in the Africa travel industry. We promote and offer packages to running events in 5 African countries at present.
Get In Touch
Whether you are an experienced or novice runner, looking for a new challenge or simply thinking about visiting the continent for the first time, we would love to speak to you!
Our first aim is to get to know you, your running experience and aspirations, so we may best advise on which events would challenge you whilst giving you a high chance of success. So please get in touch. We look forward to speaking to you.
E: [email protected]
T: +44 7791 360170 (Rob)
T: +44 7809 726266 (Clyde)