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16 Oct 2022|South Africa

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Cape Town Marathon 2022 with Africa Marathons - Official Travel Partner

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Cape Town Marathon has now joined the elite marathons of the world as it receives Abbott World Marathon Majors candidate status. Added to this, Cape Town has also been 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.

October is mid-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.

Cape Town Marathon 2022 will take place on 16 October 2022 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 for 2022

Saturday 15th October 2022

  • 22km PEACE Trail Run
  • 10km PEACE Trail Run
  • 5km PEACE Run

Sunday 16th October 2022

  • 42.2km Sanlam Cape Town Marathon - 06h40 [Cut-off time: 6.5 hours]
  • 10km PEACE Run - 07h30

Cape Town Marathon Recent Achievements

  • The only Abbott World Marathon Majors candidate in Africa
  • 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.

To join the Africa Marathons Team please email - [email protected] or ring +44 1932 361807 (UK and the rest of the world) +1 844 390 1798 (USA - toll free) +44 (0) 7791360170 (Rob).

  • The View into Cape Town City Centre
  • Unbelievable views at the Cape Town Marathon
  • Table Mountain as backdrop to the Cape Town Marathon
  • Crossing-the-Freedom-Bridge-at-the-Cape-Town-Marathon

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Cape Town Marathon 2022 will take place on 16 October 2022 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. 🌅

Are you joining Team Africa Marathons? We are the Official Travel Partner of the 2022 Cape Town Marathon, and have a fully-loaded itinerary planned out for your to enjoy every second of your time in South Africa. 

View our full itinerary on our website.
To those starting out as marathon runners, what advice would you give them? 🏃

"Firstly, enjoy the process! Secondly, never underestimate just how tough that last 10kms is going to be. In my first marathon I definitely underestimated just how tough that last bit would be. 

It’s always tough. As long as you’re prepared for it then you’ll be able to handle it. I know marathons can be scary, but enjoy every second! There is nothing quite like finishing your first one! No better feeling in the world!" 

- Coach Nick Bester

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