Cape Town Marathon 2020

7:00am - 5:00pm 18 Oct, 2020

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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town Marathon 2020 is virtual: One of World’s Most Stunning Races

The Cape Town Marathon 2020 goes virtual this year with a Virtual Marathon, Half Marathon and a 5km or 10km Peace Run/Walk. Enter this iconic race from anywhere in the world. Enjoy it on the Virtual Marathon App with advanced tracking features, and pre-recorded audio and video.

Don’t miss out on the full race experience. Kick off the event with the ceremony at the start line and the lighting of the Peace Torch. Listen to the seagulls and crashing ocean waves throughout your run. Get cheered on by the local crowds and Cape minstrels.

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Cape Town Marathon in South Africa

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in Africa—and possibly the world. Located on the southern tip of South Africa, Cape Town is nestled between the ocean and the lumbering and aptly-named Table Mountain. Is there a better way to see it than running a race there?

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon  (42.2km) on is the largest marathon in Africa. A prestigious global city race open to a range of running enthusiasts from elite athletes to social runners.

Your experience at the Cape Town Marathon 

Running the marathon is a unique way to experience the gorgeous highlights and the vibrant spirit of one of Africa’s most visited and most celebrated cities.  It is an ideal race both for athletes who aim to achieve fast times and for first-timers who want to finish their inaugural marathon.

Marathon Route

The marathon starts a stone’s throw from the ocean, winds its way around the massive Table Mountain Nature Reserve, then back through the city. The race’s entry is capped, so make sure you plan ahead if you want to run it. Only 8,000 runners are allowed to compete each year.

The route is wheelchair-friendly, and the 7-hour cut-off time can accommodate the social runner.

Where to stay in Cape Town

There are lots of great hotel options as well as Airbnb’s in Cape Town. Head to the map below for the best accommodation deals and lock in a place to stay early to secure your spot.

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South Africa Travel Tips:

Plan ahead: Book your perfect trip with our South Africa travel guide and destination information. Does South Africa require a visa? Check the visa requirements before you get caught up during your travel.

Stay safe: Even the best-laid plans can head south. battleface can help you stay safe in dangerous or hostile situations as well as that epic road trip or catching a few waves. How to stay safe during Cape Town Marathon 2020? If you’re not covered for your trip yet, get your quote here.

Spend money wisely: Take public transport and dine in from time to time are common saving tips during traveling. How to spend money wisely in South Africa? Make use of technology. There’s an app for everything.

Accommodation near Cape Town Marathon 2020

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