The deadline for online entries for the Cape Town Marathon 2011 is fast approaching with Monday September 12 the cut-off date for pre-entries to the 42.2km and 10km races.
Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 25 September, has a flat and fast 42.2km
route which starts in Adderley Street at 06h30 and takes runners out to
Rondebosch before looping back to the new Green Point Urban Park via Salt
River, the Foreshore and the Sea Point promenade - showcasing Table Mountain,
the ocean and many of the major attractions Cape Town has to offer.
race has an extended 8-hour cut off time to give novice runners the opportunity
to complete their first 42.2km race. There is also a 10km race which starts in
Adderley Street at 06h30 and has a two hour cut-off, so walkers will have ample
time to earn their medal.
marathon is expected to attract quality runners as it is the only South African
Olympic qualifier for London 2012. It is also a qualifier for the 2012 Comrades
and Two Oceans marathons.
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 R6250.
the Marathon and 10km races on Sunday 25 September, the public can enter a 5 x
4.2km relay race aimed at clubs, companies and schools. The relay starts at the
Green Point Urban Park at 14h30 on Heritage Day 24 September 2011. There is
also a 5km fun run from 16h30 at the Urban Park on Heritage Day.
event is supported by the City of Cape Town, Cape Town Tourism, the Cape Town
Partnership, Coco- Cola, Spur Restaurants and Second Skins.
“An event such as the Cape Town Marathon truly highlights the
diversity and beauty of our city and its surrounds. We are looking forward to
seeing this race go from strength to strength, not only as a race which
attracts the world’s best, but also as an event that involves the people of
Cape Town,” says Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana, the managing director of the Cape
“As Cape Town becomes increasingly pedestrianised and more
accessible, the Cape Town Marathon reminds us that the best experience of our
city can often be had on foot. We urge our citizens to show their support and
encouragement for this year’s race.”
can get registration details at the Green Point Urban Park tea room on Friday
23 September until 6pm for the Marathon and on Saturday 24 September for the
should visit www.wpa.org.za for online
entries, which close on Monday September 12.
information contact WPA on 021-699 0615. For daily news about Cape Town
Marathon follow @CTmarathon on Twitter or Like Cape Town Marathon on Facebook.
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