Sanlam Cape Town Marathon - Sunday 15 October


The 42,2 km Sanlam Cape Town Marathon will take athletes from the start line outside the DHL Stadium, out to Newlands via Nelson Mandela Boulevard passing through Woodstock, Salt River and Mowbray before reaching the CBD and Sea Point. The event will start with trail runs and shorter peace runs on Saturday, 14 October 2023 before the main event marathon on Sunday, 15 October.

Due to the marathon, a number of roads in the CBD and surroundings will be closed periodically to traffic on Sunday, 15 October 2023.

‘The City is deploying its safety and security services to assist in management of logistics and safety in and around the event footprint. Traffic services will be working with event marshals at crucial intersections in various areas to ensure minimal disruptions to the movement of traffic, assisting residents to move through various detours while also safeguarding the race route. We would like to advise those who will be on the road during this time to please exercise patience and heed the signs for detours,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security Alderman JP Smith.

For a full list of closures see below

2023 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon
South Africa is ready to join the ranks of elite marathon countries worldwide at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, taking on its second year as an Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate! As Africa's first World Marathon Major, this running festival is not to be missed.

Whether you're tackling the Gold Label Status Road marathon, the 10km or 5km Peace Runs, or one of the three incredible trails – the 46km Trail Marathon by Ryan Sandes, the 22km Trail Challenge or the brand new 11km Trail Race – you'll be part of a historical event that showcases the beauty and diversity of Cape Town and its beautiful people.

It’s time to show the world how we run a marathon in Africa. We are on a mission to put Cape Town, the African continent, its iconic marathon champions and its magnificently diverse cultures on the world stage. Everyone is invited to the first Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate Race.

This is your opportunity to push yourself and make your mark on the global running scene – sign up for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon today! For more info about the event go to 2023 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

Abbott World Marathon Majors CandidateWHAT: 2023 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon
WHERE: DHL Stadium, Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point, Cape Town 8005
WHEN: Sunday 15 October 2023 | For other events check the website for Trail Events and Peace Runs



The following major arteries will be closed off to traffic at various times during the day between 05:00 and 14:30 on 15 October:

• Helen Suzman Boulevard (between Beach Road and Granger Bay Boulevard) – 06:00 to 14:30
• Beach Road (between Surrey Pl and Portswood Drive) - 04:00 08:00
• Three Anchor Bay Rd (between Main Road and Beach Road) - 06:00 to 14:00
• Beach Road (between Helen Suzman Boulevard and Queens Road) 03:00 to 14:30
• Fritz Sonnenberg Road (between Stephan Way and Beach Road) – 06:30 to 08:30
• Buitengracht Street (between Helen Suzman Boulevard and Dock Road) – 05:30 to 08:15
• Nelson Mandela Boulevard Outbound lanes (between Dock Road and Searle Street) - 05:00 to 09:00
• Newmarket Street (between Strand Street and Russell Street) - 06:15 to 12:15
• Long Street (between Riebeek and Strand streets) – 06:30 to 13:00
• Nelson Mandela Boulevard Onramp Hertzog Blvd Nelson Mandela Blvd 05:00 to 09:00
• Buitengracht Street (Riebeek Street Inbound and Somerset Rd Inbound Intersection closed) 06:45 to 12:30
• Sir Lowry / Victoria Rd Inbound Lanes (between Salt River Road and Searle Street - 04:30 to 09:20
• Liesbeek Parkway/Malta Road (between Station Road and Lower Main Road) - 06:00 to 11:45
• Albert Road (between Salt River Circle and Lower Church Street)- 05:00 to12:00
• Letterstedt / Claremont Boulevard (between Main Road and Hawthorne Road) – 04:00 to10:00
• Campground Road (between Campground Rd / Pilland Road Circle and Park Road) – 06:15 to 11:00

Motorists are advised that no parking will be allowed on Long Street between Riebeek and Strand streets on the morning of the marathon.
Parking is also not allowed on Plein, St Johns and Hatfield Streets between Darling Street and Orange Street from 06:30 to 12:30
A complete list of road closures is available HERE

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