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Cape Town Marathon 2024

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The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is potentially going to be the next Abbott World Marathon Major – elevating an already renowned event to an equal status with London, Berlin, New York, Chicago, Boston and Tokyo. As an official candidate race, Cape Town could achieve the coveted major status in as little as three years. Its route offers spectacular ocean scenery and mountain views while passing many of the City’s great attractions, from its famous street art to its iconic historical features.

Please note that we cannot sell entries to residents of South Africa. 

Abbott World Marathon Major Candidate

Discover Cape Town

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is poised to be the next Abbott World Marathon Major. If you complete the Cape Town Marathon before 2025, you will be guaranteed an entry to the event once it secures its status as an Abbott World Marathon Majors.

This marathon is a catalyst for providing outstanding visitor experiences with its unique and breath-taking sights of one of the world’s most diverse and picturesque cities. Its route offers spectacular ocean scenery and mountain views while passing many of the City’s great attractions – including City Hall, where Nelson Mandela delivered his first public speech as a free man in 1990.

Included in your package

  • Guaranteed entry available
  • A stay of 4 nights at the 4-star Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel in the heart of Cape Town.
  • Daily Breakfast at your hotel
  • Option to book extra nights for your stay in South Africa
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Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel Cape Town
Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel Cape Town

Wonderful sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean assist in making the Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town a preferred business and holiday destination. A mere 15 minutes' drive from Cape Town International Airport, a 5 minute walk from the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and within walking distance to the V&A Waterfront, this hotel is superbly located to offer every guest easy access to the sights and sounds of Cape Town. Breath-taking views of Table Mountain can be enjoyed from rooms that offer all the quality and comfort you would expect from a full service hotel. Offering guests a fitness centre, a pool and convenient meeting rooms and a business centre, the Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town caters for all possible business or leisure traveller needs. Modern, chic and spaciously comfortable, these Waterfront hotel rooms offer guests a rejuvenating, fully serviced escape from the bustling energy of Cape Town.

Amenities:

Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Free shuttle or taxi services
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
ir conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available

3 nights
£329
4 nights
£429

We offer twin rooms and double rooms, double room for sole occupancy.

Cape Town Marathon

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17 October

4 night package arrival day

Fly into Cape Town. The nearest airport to Cape Town is Capetown (CPT) Airport which is 16.7 km away. Once you arrive make your own way to the 4 star Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel in Cape Town.

18 October

3 night package arrival day

Fly into Cape Town. The nearest airport to Cape Town is Capetown (CPT) Airport which is 16.7 km away. Once you arrive make your own way to the 4 star Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel in Cape Town. Make the most of your time in Cape Town and enjoy the views & sights, or simply relax after your event in your luxury hotel surroundings.

19 October

5k, 10k, & trail runs

Register today for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon. Please note that it is compulsory to register/collect your race numbers and related items before the race. Today is the event day for the 10km/5km Peace Runs and also the mountain marathon including the 46km marathon, 22km and a new 11km Trail events which all run through the Table Mountain National Park.

20 October

Race day!

The day of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon. Full Runner details will be provided nearer the event to confirm your race day check-in time & official start time based on your allocated bib.

21 October

Departure day

Time to leave your hotel. Extra nights are available on a request basis either pre or post package.

Marathon Entry Fee +

£115

5km Entry Fee +

£25

10km Entry Fee +

£35

11km Trail Run Entry Fee +

£25

22km Trail Run Entry Fee +

£85

46km Trail Run Entry Fee +

£95

Airport +

The nearest airport to Cape Town is Capetown (CPT) Airport which is 16.7 km away

General, visa, passport and health information  +

General Travel and health Information for your destination is available on the FCDO website. Please note that this information relates to UK passport holders only and that other nationalities should refer to their own authorities for this information

General, visa, passport and health information +

General Travel and health Information for your destination is available on the FCO website. Click here for the latest travel advice for France, and click here for useful ‘know before you go’ information also from the FCO. Please note that this information relates to UK passport holders only and that other nationalities should refer to their own authorities for this information

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The 42.2km Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is a prestigious global city race open to a range of running enthusiasts from elite athletes to social runners. Along the spectacular route, you will take in the famous natural icon of Cape Town Mountain, the Atlantic Ocean, as well as many of the city’s great attractions from street art, to the Madiba Statue at the City Hall, to the hustle and bustle of Woodstock. The race takes place on October 15th starting in five batches between 6.15am and 6.47am. Boasting exceptionally dry weather and an average early morning temperature of 14C, running conditions on this flat and fast course are exceptional. The comprehensive race infrastructure includes multiple water and feed stations along the course. The start area even features no fewer than 12 coffee stations.

Does my luggage get transported to my hotel? +

If airport transfers are included in your package, we will transfer you and your Luggage to the hotel. If you are on a cycling holiday, we will also transfer your bike.

Do you cater for children? +

Children are welcome on our trips with the exception of some Hospitality packages.

Can Vegetarians, Vegans or special diets be catered for? +

Any dietary requirements e.g., Vegetarian or Vegan etc needs to be advised to us at booking stage. We will then request the meals with the relevant hotel.

Can I extend my stay along the way? +

Stays can be extended beyond our standard packages subject to availability at the relevant hotel.

How can I pay for my holiday? +

Packages can be paid for online or over the phone by Credit/debit card or Amex, payments can also be made by Bank transfer.

Do I need travel insurance? +

Travel insurance is always advised and is best taken out at the time of making a booking.

What happens if I have to cancel? Will I lose money? +

Cancelation charges are applicable in the event you cannot travel. Please refer to the booking conditions page.

Can I change the date after I’ve booked? +

Subject to amendment fees and hotel availability dates can be changed after initial booking.

Will anyone from your team meet me during my stay? +

Dependent on the trip booked we will have representatives on the package this will be outlined in the individual tour. If we have no representation a 24-hour telephone number will be provided.

Can I travel on my own? +

Yes, we cater for solo travellers, we can offer single rooms or twin share rooms

What is twin to share? +

On many of our travel packages we offer our free ‘Twin to Share’ service where you pay to share a room rather than the supplement for a single room. We encourage single travellers to join our tours and rooms for single occupancy are available on all our tours, but we also offer the opportunity to book our ‘Twin to Share’ service. This option which means that we pair you up with another athlete of the same sex so you can enjoy the event without having to pay the single occupancy supplement.

Is the entry guaranteed? +

All our entries are Guaranteed there is no ballot, lottery or fundraising required once your entry is paid it is guaranteed.

Do I need to pay a deposit? +

A deposit will be required at time of booking to secure your place.

How do I manage a Sports Tours booking? +

Once booked online you will be able to view and make payments on your account.

When will I receive my tickets? +

Itineraries will be sent on all trips around 14 days prior to departure

What is included in the price? +

What is included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

What is not included in the price? +

What is not included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

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