Sanlam Cape Town <br/> Marathon

Sanlam Cape Town

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, an exhilarating global event for all runners. Joyfully sponsored by Virgin Active.

Sanlam Cape Town <br/> Marathon
Sanlam Cape Town <br/> Marathon

The 2023 Route Map

Here’s your 42.2km route through the beautiful Mother City. You’ll pass five of our clubs along the way (give us a wave!) We’ll be there to cheer you on.

Let’s run together

Come along to Track Thursdays in Cape Town and Joburg. We’re also running Saturday long runs at select Virgin Active clubs in the Cape. We’ve got a full calendar of events that you can download below. We’ll see you on the track!

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Runner's Plan

Get into the zone and one step ahead of the competition with our dedicated training plans.

These training plans are packed with marathon tips, cross training advice from our experts, and a footwear guide from Adidas. Whether you have your heart set on a target time, or you are a novice runner with the goal of crossing the finish line strong, there’s something for everyone inside.

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Must-know strength training exercises for runners

Boost your strength. Boost your stability. Tick off your cross training and stay injury-free.


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Run your first 10km

Not a runner? That doesn’t mean you can’t join in on the race day fun. Go from 0 – 10km in just 6 weeks. The aim of this programme is enjoyment and control as you push your body to new levels of fitness and running ability.

Adidas shoe for you

Choose the right running shoe

They say it’s not about the bike, but the shoe, now that makes a difference. If you’re aiming to perform your best out there on race day, take a look into this leading range of running shoes from Adidas.

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700+ workout videos

All available on our app. From Pilates and HIIT to Boxing and Meditation, there is a world of workouts just waiting for you to tackle from home or the next time you’re at the gym. Download it on your app store.


Training content and inspo

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Run on over

Get a free guest pass and come and check out our range of treadmills,
steppers, ellipticals, and everything else you need to run a successful race.