Approximately 18 000 runners are gearing up for the 2022 edition of the Cape Town Marathon

Approximately 18 000 runners are gearing up for the 2022 edition of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, this weekend.

The flagship 42,2 km marathon, which is in its 15th year, takes place on Sunday, 16 October 2022, will be the first year of the race evaluation for the Abbott World Marathon Majors.

The City of Cape Town announced that the race, through some of the city's iconic landmarks and most scenic landscape, will have a modified route with the start moved from Fritz Sonneberg Road (in front of DHL Stadium) to Helen Suzman Boulevard.

For the first time ever, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon athletes will be running on the elevated freeway and the N2, to join the Southern Suburbs. 

The candidacy comes with a revised route that will see traffic interruptions in some areas.

As a result of the revised route, the outbound lanes on Buitengracht Street between Helen Suzman Boulevard and Dock Road will be closed to traffic between 05:30 and 07:30. There will also be comprehensive road closures on Long Street from 06:30 until 13:00. No parking will be allowed on Long Street. Additionally, the outbound lanes on Nelson Mandela Boulevard between Dock Road and Searle Street will be closed from 04:30 until 09:00.

The flagship marathon will be preceded by 10km and 5km peace runs as well as the two trail runs on Saturday. There will be temporary and rolling road closures in the Green Point and Sea Point areas on Saturday.

The City's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, said traffic officials will be deployed in the critical intersections and will be working with race marshals along the routes to ensure motorists as well as residents can move through various detours.

The complete list of road closures is available here:


You can also view the live road closures map on race day here:


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