This Sunday, 17 October, over 9 000 runners will take on the 42.2 km Sanlam Cape Town Marathon through one of the most scenic routes in the world while also taking in some of the Mother City’s iconic landmarks.
A further 1 000 athletes will be participating in the trail runs on Saturday, 16 October.
As part of this year’s Covid-19 risk mitigation measures, the marathon is introducing mandatory antigen testing for all runners and crew at the event, has a smaller race field and a staggered race start with small groups for better physical distancing.
Additionally, the route has been altered slightly to avoid front runners intersecting with the back runners in the CBD.
The loop in Beach Road, Sea Point is now closer to the finish to ensure that these groups do not clash.
The marathon will now kick off on Fritz Sonnenberg Road instead of the regular starting point on Granger Bay Boulevard.
No spectators will be allowed in the DHL Stadium (previously known as the Cape Town Stadium) precinct.
Motorists are advised to take note of the temporary road closures that will be in place over the weekend and to plan their trips accordingly.
The complete list of road closures is available HERE