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THE MARATHON

Run The World’s Most Diverse Floral Kingdom

MARATHON
DAY
Cape Town,
South Africa
THE
RACE

THE Cape Town TRAIL MARATHON

AN EXTRAORDINARY MOUNTAIN MARATHON On the trails of world renowned Table Mountain National Park

Ryan Sandes' exciting collaboration with the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon showcases his favourite trails on Table Mountain and notes that although he has been fortunate to run all over the world, he still thinks “there is no place like Cape Town”. Join Ryan's vision for Cape Town Trail Marathon to become one of the must-do iconic events on the global trail running circuit.

The Trail Running Event of a Lifetime

Knowing the mountains of the Cape Peninsula like the back of his hand, South African trail running champion Ryan Sandes has mapped out the trails of the Cape Town Trail Marathon which will have runners traversing above the city of Cape Town to experience the flora, fauna and sweeping vistas of the Table Mountain National Park and Atlantic Ocean. The trails weave through one of the world’s most diverse and rare floral kingdoms, the Cape Floristic Region, and many of the species seen on this trail, cannot be found anywhere else on Earth.

As another bonus to the runners, with special SANParks approval, the Cape Town Trail Marathon will be the first trail run ever to go through the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

VIEW THE TRAILS

Prizes

46km:  
1st man & woman
R50 000 ea

2nd man & woman
R25 000 ea

3rd man & woman
R12 500 ea

22km:  
1st man & woman
R5 000 ea

2nd man & woman
R2 500 ea

3rd man & woman
R1 250 ea

11km:  
1st man & woman
R5 000 ea

2nd man & woman
R2 500 ea

3rd man & woman
R1 250 ea

ENTER THE MARATHON

Runners' Stories & VIDEOS

Inspiring testimonies shared by Cape Town Trail Marathon participants.
Select an article below

MEET THE ATHLETES

46km MOUNTAIN MARATHON

GOLD
Daniel Claassen 
4:25:08

SILVER
Kane Reilly 
4:27:55

BRONZE
Robbie Rorich 
4:37:06


4th   Mlungisi Mazibuko   4:41:21
5th   Solicitor Manduwa  4:42:44
6th   Kyle Bucklow  4:48:41
7th   Collin Kanyimo  4:48:41
8th   Philani Sengce  4:52:03
9th   Oli Morris  4:59:42
10th   Jacques du Plessis 5:02:20

GOLD
Sam Reilly 
5:09:11

SILVER
Catherine Williamson
5:23:29

BRONZE
Landie Greyling 
5:35:56


4th  
Olivia Dubern   5:44:41
5th   Ruth Cozien   5:53:44
6th   Ninive Oliveira  6:01:28
7th   Ioanna (Jo) Elefetheriou Keppler  6:29:38
8th   Kate Mapham  6:34:21
9th   Jana Van Houwelingen   6:45:20
10th  Rizta Fouche  6:52:43

THe 2023 VeRTICAL CHALLeNGe

1st    Kane Reilly  0:42:39  
2nd    Robbie Simpson  0:44:06
3rd    Robbie Rorich  0:48:32
4th    Oli Morris  0:48:39
5th    Oliver Munich  0:49:32

6th    Robert Hobson  0:49:53
7th    Kyle Bucklow  0:50:16
8th    Bianca Tarboton  0:50:50
9th    Johardt Van Heerden 0:52:25
10th  Rob Tweddle  0:54:43

11st    Ross Minter-Brown  0:55:16
12th    Robert Shaff  0:55:25
13th    Rebecca Kohne  0:55:26
14th    Hayley Preen 0:58:01
15th    Josh Dippenaar  1:02:42

16th  Jana van Houwelingen  1:03:29
17th    Julian Veermeer  1:06:59
18th    Michael Watson  1:07:29
19th    Shafeeqah Gordon  1:07:58
20th    Samantha Goldswain  1:12:35

GOLD
Kane Reilly  
4:14:14

SILVER
Johardt Van Heerden  
4:21:41

BRONZE
Marcel Höche  
4:36:24


4th   Kyle Bucklow   4:49:54
5th   Collin Kanyimo   4:58:39
6th   Oli Morris   4:59:17
7th   Oliver Stapleton-Cotton   5:04:14
8th   Kelton Miller   5:05:59
9th   David Long   5:06:19
10th   Teboho Noosi   5:07:09

GOLD
Landie Greyling  
5:24:23

SILVER
Kerry-Ann Marshall  
5:27:33

BRONZE
Nicolette Griffioen  
5:47:31


4th  
Kristen Heath   6:26:52
5th  Jessie Waldman   6:30:50
6th   Alex Tasker   6:38:54
7th   Marisa Geyer   6:53:33
8th   Chantel Nienaber   7:09:42
9th   Karen Rossouw   7:12:11
10th   Michelle Rolfe   7:12:26

Ryan Sandes has a remarkable track record both in South Africa and internationally, having won an ultra race on every continent. He has been trailblazing since 2008, with one of his most impressive victories being his win at The Western States® 100-Mile Endurance Run in California in 2017.

Ryan Sandes has a remarkable track record both in South Africa and internationally, having won an ultra race on every continent. He has been trailblazing since 2008, with one of his most impressive victories being his win at The Western States® 100-Mile Endurance Run in California in 2017.

MORE ABOUT RYAN

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