Tag Archives: Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

Gauteng support for coastal-city marathon picking up momentum

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Flat fast course, beautiful route and world-class organisation of Sanlam Cape Town Marathon are major drawcards   Johannesburg, 4 April 2019 – Africa’s only IAAF Gold Label-status marathon officially kicked off preparations for this year’s springtime event with a press conference this afternoon in Sandton. This inaugural Joburg launch marks the significance of an event witnessing growing support from the ...

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Growing international interest in Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

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Cape Town, 27 March 2019 – Organisers of Africa’s only IAAF Gold Label-status multi-award-winning city marathon aim to increase international participation to at least 15% this year. Over eighty countries participated in last year’s Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, representing 10% of the marathon entrants. Southern African Development Community (SADC) states, Northern and Western Europe, Asia and North American countries were ...

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Water usage at Sanlam Cape Town Marathon a shining example of sustainable eventing

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Cape Town’s environment proved one of the big winners in the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, with the use of single-use plastics significantly reduced and no municipal water used. Water dispensed from Bluewater Africa’s mobile water stations saved the use of plastics equivalent to that of 13 000 water sachets or 2600 standard water bottles.   The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon ...

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Youth development was under the spotlight on International Youth Day, 12 August.

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Cape Town, 13 August 2018 – Creating long-term opportunities through sustainability, the blossoming list of internationally recognised marathons around the country are making major contributions to multiple South African industries, and it is fitting that International Youth Day was celebrated in the build-up to the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon. The annual day of recognition for youth around the world was ...

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Mengistu Negewu successfully defends title

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Cape Town, 17 September 2017 – Asefa Mengstu Negewu came back to the marathon that launched him onto the international stage in 2016 and destroyed a quality field to successfully defend his SANLAM Cape Town Marathon title in almost perfect weather conditions. Running in a lead pack of 6 athletes that included Ketema Bekele Negasa, race favourite Laban Mutai, Duncan ...

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Sanlam Cape Town Marathon host first Aims Conference in South Africa

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Cape Town, 28 August 2017 – The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) will hold its first South African conference during the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon week, on 14 and 15 September. Key stakeholders from around the world will participate in the conference, which will give African and South African road-race organisers, local governments, municipalities and federations the ...

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Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

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Sanlam Cape Town Marathon ambassadors, Francois Pienaar and Elana Meyer, turned out for a Captain’s Challenge training run in the False Bay Nature Reserve yesterday, leading a group of committed runners and supporters around a scenic 10km route along the shores of Zeekoevlei and around the Strandfontein Birding Area. Pienaar instituted the Captain’s Challenge two months ago, when he signed up to ...

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Sanlam Cape Town Marathon plays vital role on road to health and wellness

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, Africa’s must-run iconic city marathon, has won both local and international praise for its world-class management and social benefits. Through its purposeful Run4Change legacy programme, participants, supporters and the public at large are given the opportunity to better their health, whether it’s through active recreation, physical education, exercise or good nutrition.

Cape Town, 08 August 2017 – The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, Africa’s must-run iconic city marathon, has won both local and international praise for its world-class management and social benefits. Through its purposeful Run4Change legacy programme, participants, supporters and the public at large are given the opportunity to better their health, whether it’s through active recreation, physical education, exercise or ...

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Sanlam Cape Town Marathon opening international doors

Awarded IAAF Gold Label status earlier this year, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is an exhilarating festival of running that brings together runners, elite athletes, social joggers and surrounding communities to enjoy a Spring weekend of running through Africa’s spectacularly beautiful Mother City.


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Cape Town, 11 July 2017 – Already having made a significant difference in the lives of elite and amateur runners alike, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon will utilise its new top-flight status to continue opening doors for participants of the annual 42.2km race when it is held on 17 September 2017. Establishing its place among the continent’s most iconic races, ...

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Challenge your captains

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Cape Town, 20 June 2017 – Many of South Africa’s most renowned sports personalities, including Olympic Silver Medalist Elana van Zyl Meyer, World Cup Captains Francois Pienaar and John Smit have challenged the captains of other sporting codes to run the popular Sanlam Cape Town Marathon on 17 September 2017. Having received the prestigious Gold Label recognition from the International ...

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