The Cape Town Marathon

The 2012 Cape Town Marathon will take place on Sunday 23 September.

The Marathon starts at 06:30 in Adderley Street, in front of the Cape Town Station in the city centre. There is also a 10km race, which starts at the same time and place, but uses (mostly) the last 10km of the marathon route.

The marathon route is fast and flat, catering for elite athletes chasing fast times and as well as beginners looking to finish their first marathon. The route showcases the mountain, the sea, and all the major attractions of Cape Town. After the start in Cape Town's city centre the marathon route takes runners out to Rondebosch before looping back to the City via the V&A Waterfront, Sea Point the Green Point Common and finishes in Vlei Road. You will struggle to find a more beautiful setting for a city marathon.

The route offers elite athletes the chance to post a fast marathon time and the eight hour cut-off allows first timers and walkers the chance to complete the distance with no pressure. It also showcases the mountain, sea and all the major attractions Cape Town has to offer.

The event is a qualifier for the 2013 Comrades and Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon.

The 10km starts at 06h30 in Adderley Street, Cape Town's city centre, and takes runners out to the V&A Waterfront, Sea Point and the Green Point Common before looping back to the City and finishing at Green Point Common.