Entries open for Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

2017-02-14 06:01
Entries are open for this year’s Sanlam Cape Town Marathon in September.

Entries are open for this year’s Sanlam Cape Town Marathon in September.

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Entries are open for this year’s Sanlam Cape Town Marathon which takes place on the weekend of 16 and 17 September.

An opportunity for participants from both South Africa and around the world to run through Cape Town, this city marathon brings with it prize money of more than R2m, the largest sum ever offered in a South African standard marathon.

“You’re warmly invited to be part of this year’s historic festival of running,” says Olympic medallist Elana Meyer, an ambassador of the marathon.

The marathon had a total of 19 336 participants in all the events last year, with the 42.2km marathon having 7939 entrants, a 38% increase in a year.

Only 10 000 runners will get a space in the marathon and 10km this year.

This year’s marathon is managed by a joint partnership between Western Province Athletics (WPA), ASEM Running and the City of Cape Town.

The events are:

. Marathon 42.2km on 17 September starts at 07:00.

. 10km Peace Run/walk on 17 September at 07:10.

. 4.2km Peace Fun run on 16 September at noon.

. 12km and 22km Peace trail runs on 16 September at 07:45 and 07:00.

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