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Cape Town Marathon Deadline Extended

Cape Town Marathon Deadline Extended

Cape Town Marathon Deadline Extended

The organisers of the Cape Town Marathon 2011, which takes place on Sunday 25 September, have extended the pre-entry deadline by a week to noon on Monday 19 September for the 42.2km and 10km races.

The deadline extension gives more runners the opportunity to visit and submit their entries online. Manual entries will be taken on Friday September 23 between 10h00 and 18h00 at the Tea House situated at the South Gate (opposite Virgin Active Gym) of the new Green Point Urban Park on Bill Peter’s Drive, Green Point.

Marathon and 10km runners can collect numbers and temporary licenses (if required) from the Tea House on Friday 23 September between 10h00 and 18h00 or on the Saturday between 09h00 and 17h00.

Participants in the 5km fun run and 5 x 4.2km relay, which take place on Saturday 24 September, Heritage Day, can enter and collect their numbers and temporary licences on Friday or on Saturday until 13h45.

“The Cape Town Marathon is one of the events that positions Cape Town as a leading sports tourism destination. Just like the New York Marathon and the London Marathon, this race has the potential to be a substantial draw card for national and international visitors to Cape Town,” says Mariette du Toit-Helmbold, the CEO of Cape Town Tourism.

“But it is not just its tourism appeal that makes it so exciting. The race also offers Capetonians the opportunity to be active participants in one of many Cape Town outdoor sporting events – perfect to build camaraderie with fellow local runners. Starting in Adderley Street, the race takes runners out to Rondebosch before looping back to the Green Point Urban Park via Salt River, the Foreshore and the Sea Point promenade – showcasing Table Mountain, the ocean and many of Cape Town’s famed heritage sites. It is the perfect opportunity to savour and share Cape Town.”

The Marathon has a flat and fast 42.2km route which starts in Adderley Street at 06h30. It has an extended 8-hour cut off time to give novice runners the opportunity to complete their first 42.2km race. The 10km race also starts in Adderley Street at 06h30 and has a two hour cut-off, so walkers will have ample time to earn their medal.

The prize money for the marathon winner is R25 000 followed by R15 000 for second and R12 500 for third place. In the 10km race the winner will receive R12 500 with the second runner winning R7 500 and third place R6 250.

The event is supported by the City of Cape Town, Cape Town Tourism, the Cape Town Partnership, Coco- Cola, Spur Restaurants and Second Skins.

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