The annual Sanlam Cape Town Marathon takes place on 18th October 2020. This year due to COVID restrictions it is not possible for the full event to take place but organisers have found a way to ensure the race continues via a virtual race. That means, wherever you are in the world, you can download the app and participate.
The Sanlam Cape Town Virtual Marathon will offer an interactive and immersive race experience for athletes across the globe by superimposing the race route on top of streets, open spaces and gardens, complete with live tracking, distance markers, and push messages with information about key landmarks as they are passed.
There will however still be a few elite runners and a few wild cards running at 3 locations across South Africa namely Cape Town, Pretoria and Potchefstroom who will run a lap course to complete the 42 km marathon. On average 12 – 16 athletes at each location.
SABC will be broadcasting the virtual race with most of the focus on Cape Town as the original host city and where the opening ceremony will still be held.
Choose from the 42km virtual marathon, 21km half marathon or the 5 / 10km virtual peace run.
Entries close on 11th October, click here to visit the website to register or for more information.