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Cape Town City Marathon
September 22, 2013
The 2013 Cape Town Marathon will take place on Sunday 22 September 2103.
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 2014 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.
REGISTRATION AND NUMBER COLLECTION
VENUE: Sea Point Civic Centre (Cnr Glengarriff and Main Road, Sea Point)
DATES & TIMES
Friday 20 September: 9:00 – 19:00
Saturday 21 September: 9:00 – 17:00
Further information will be provided closer to the race.
Please note that the term registration is used to denote number collection and not entry to the races.
It is vital that you bring the printed proof of entry, along with payment and proof of payment (ID Document, passport or drivers licence) to registration
If you are unable to collect your race pack, a third party can collect on your behalf with a printed copy of the entry acknowledgement as well as a letter of authorisation from the entrant. No number collection / registration on Sunday before the race
UPGRADES, DOWNGRADES OR SUBSTITUTES
Only accepted before 14 September 2013. Please note: no refunds will be processed for downgrades
ABOUT THE CAPE TOWN MARATHON
The Cape Town Marathon was established in 2007 with the intention of developing a marathon which will improve South African and Cape Town marathon running and which will showcase the City of Cape Town.
The principles behind the establishment of the race are:
Provide a truly great opportunity for all people who are willing and able to participate in a city marathon.
To show that Cape Town and South Africa are capable of hosting a major athletics event.
To improve the standard of marathon running in the Western Cape and South Africa in general.
To encourage a culture of healthy living and activity, especially amongst younger Capetonians.
To unite the people of Cape Town behind an event organised in their name.
In designing the course the following factors were taken into account:
The course must aid in fast times being run. As far as possible, steep hills and unnecessary turns should be avoided.
It must be manageable for novice runner tackling their first marathon (hence also the longer cut-off time).
Traffic flow and the inconvenience caused to local residents must be taken into account. Safety should be paramount.
As many landmarks in Cape Town as possible should be included on the route (given the above principles).
The race was initially part of the national Nedbank marathon series, but since 2010 it has been a completely stand-alone event. Since the inception the City of Cape Town has been a partner in the event and has contributed immeasurably to its growth and success
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