05:51 AM, 20 September 2017

50th Cape Peninsula Marathon 2017

19 February, Sunday

42.2km, 21.1km, Running, Celtic Harriers & Top Events, Top Events

The marathon starts in Main Road, Green Point at 05h15, while the half marathon starts at the Bergvliet Sports Club at 07h00 with both routes taking runners on a fast, flat course through to the finish at the Naval Sports Grounds in Simon’s Town.

The event is organised by Celtic Harriers in association with Top Events and is an official qualifier for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and Comrades, with many runners using it not only as their qualifier but also as their long training run.

General Information

1. ONLINE: Enter online at www.topevents.co.za (should you have any enquiries about entering online, please contact Top Events on (021) 511 7130 or email info@topevents.co.za . Closing date for online entries is midnight on Sunday 5th February 2017.
2. FAX: Complete your entry form and fax it along with your deposit slip to (021)5107230. Closing date for fax entries is Sunday 29th January 2017.
3. INSTORE ENTRIES: Hand deliver your entry form and cash to a cashier in any of the Sportsmans Warehouse stores marked below. You will receive two till slips, one to be stapled onto your entry form and the other serves as proof of your entry. Please bring this with you to registration. Closing date for in-store entries is Sunday 29th January 2017. You can enter at the following Sportsmans Warehouse stores in the Western Cape:

  • Sportsmans Warehouse Canal Walk
  • Sportsmans Warehouse Rondebosch
  • Sportsmans Warehouse Sea Point
  • Sportsmans Warehouse Somerset Mall
  • Sportsmans Warehouse Tokai
  • Sportsmans Warehouse Tygervalley
  • Sportsmans Warehouse West Coast

5. Due to the fact that chip timing is being used, there will be NO LATE ENTRIES TAKEN AT NUMBER COLLECTION.

1. Fax and online entries will receive a confirmation email (if an email address is provided by you).
2. Prior to number collection you will receive an sms indicating your race number and registration venue you selected on your entry form.
3. Please bring proof of your entry, email confirmation or sms confirmation with you to number collection on Saturday 18th February 2017.

1. 42.2KM 05H15 Main Road, Green Point (Opp Cape Town Stadium)
2. 21.1KM 07H00 Bergvliet Sports Club, Children’s Way, Bergvliet (Off Ladies Mile Road)

1. 42.2km 11h15 (6 hours)
2. 21.1km 11h00 (4 hours)


Top Events Compulsory disposable timing chip:
1. 1 x Top Events Disposable Timing chips will be placed on the front of your race number and the foam will be placed on the back of your race number.
3. The strip is to prevent water and body fluids from affecting the chip signal. Please do not bend or fold your race number for this could affect the antennae and also the signal capability of the chip. There will be a results/photo look up area once you have exited the finish tunnels.
4. For all results or result queries please visit www.topevents.co.za or call (021) 511 7130 or email info@topevents.co.za

1. Main Road, Green Point – From York Road to Three Anchor Bay Road (05h15 – 05h45)
2. Main Road, Muizenberg – From Atlantic Road to the turn off to Boyes Drive, Kalk Bay. Traffic will only be permitted towards Cape Town. All traffic going towards Fish Hoek will be diverted over Boyes Drive (07h30 – 09h30).
3. Main Road & Ladies Mile, Bergvliet – For 15 minutes from 07h00 – 07h15 during the start of the Half Marathon.

Number Collection Points


1. Number collection for fax, in-storeand online entries will take place on Saturday the 18th February 2017 from 10h00 – 17h00 at the following venues:

a.  Sportsmans Warehouse Rondebosch/Tygervalley/Canal Walk

2. NO upgrades, downgrades and/or substitutions will be allowed at number collection or after the closing date of entries.

Sportsmans Warehouse - Canal Walk   Show details

Contact number:

Shop 451, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Cape Town, Century City, Milnerton, 7441, Cape Town, South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates: -33.892700, 18.513683

Sportsmans Warehouse - Rondebosch   Show details

Contact number:

34 Klipfontein Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700, Cape Town, South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates: -33.955583, 18.491517

Sportsmans Warehouse - Tygervalley   Show details

Contact number:

1 Bill Bezuidenhout Avenue, Tyger Valley, 7530, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates: -33.877183, 18.633500


Newborns Groote Schuur Trust


To improve the lives of newborn babies and their families at a provincial and national level by supporting the Neonatal Unit at Groote Schuur Hospital in its function as a clinical model, academic resource and national centre of excellence.


The provision of the highest level of care to increase survival rates amongst premature, low birth weight and critically ill newborn babies and contribute to achieving Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4.


  • The redevelopment and refurbishment of the Neonatal Unit at Groote Schuur Hospital
  • The upgrading of lifesaving equipment, and recycling of used equipment –
  • The implementation of ongoing regional and national training programmes, protocol development and research
  • The provision of education and support to newborn mothers to improve levels of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC)
  • The establishment of strategic partnerships with related community based organisations

Prize Money

  42km   21km    
1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd
Open R12 000 R 8000 R5000 Open R5000 R3000 R2000
40-49 R 3000 R 1500 R 1000 40-49 R1500 R1000 R500
50-59 R 1200 R900 R600 50-59 R800 R600 R400
60-69 R900 R700 R500 60-69 R500 R300 R200
70+ R700 R500 R300 70+ R400 R300 R200
16-19 R1000 R800 R600
Team 4 x R250 Team 4 x R200


1. The Cape Peninsula Marathon is run in accordance with the rules of ASA and WPA.
2. The Cape Peninsula Marathon and Half Marathon are open to all licenced and non-licenced runners of 16 years and older for the Half Marathon and 20 years and older for the Marathon.
3.Licenced runners should wear club colours.  2017 licence numbers must be worn on the FRONT and BACK of the vest. The official race number must be worn on the FRONT, partly covering the licence number so that the licence year and ASA sponsor remain visible.Failure to adhere to this ASA rule will result in disqualification.
4. Temporary licences are available at R50 for the 21.1km and R60 for the 42.2km event.
5. Temporary licenced participants are eligible for age category prizes provided they enter the relevant age group, wear the appropriate age tags and provide proof of age.
6. Unlicenced runners must wear plain clothes (no advertising permitted). Official event race number to be worn on the front and the temporary licence
number on the back.
7. Personal seconding is not permitted, except at official refreshment stations. Private vehicles are requested not to follow the athletes on the route.
8. In addition to overall (Open) prizes, participants will only be eligible for an age category prize in the age category they enter. Corresponding numerical age category tags must be worn on the front and back of their club vest. Participants may enter the age category corresponding to their chronological age or any younger category down to senior.
9. Athletes competing for a category prize must wear age category tags (on the front and the back).
10. No swopping of race numbers or disposable chips as these are linked to your name and finishing time and may result in your disqualification.
11. Juniors (born from 1997 onwards) wearing junior or senior licence must wear an age category tag to qualify for age group prizes.
12. Club colours must be worn to qualify for team prizes.
13. All traffic officers and marshals must be obeyed.
14. Proof of age is required for category prizes.
15. The race organisers reserve the right to accept or reject any entry.
16. Foreign athletes must comply with IAAF rule 4.2 and all relevant race and domestic rules. The athletes must be able to produce the letter from his/her federation permitting participation on race day.
17. The entry fee is non-refundable.
18. Kilometre markers will be placed at each kilometre mark.
19. Refreshments stations will be situated approximately every 3km.
20. Medals will be handed to all finishers.
21. There will be a tog bag truck at the start of the 42.2km & 21.1km. These vehicles will deliver the bags to the finish in Simon’s Town. Bags dropped off at
runners’ own risk. The organiser will be not be had responsible for any loss or damages.
22. Toilets will be available.
23. Parking is available at the finish.
24. Prize-Giving will take place at 11h15.
25. Results will be available on www.topevents.co.za and www.wpa.org.za.
26. Jetline Action Photo is proud to be part of the Cape Peninsula Marathon. This year, instead of pre-paid printed images, we are introducing a very cost effective pre-paid digital download. If you take this option you will be entitled to two of the images of your choice at a cost of R99.00 for 2 images. Visit www.jetlineactionphoto.com to view your images.
27. No transport is arranged by the organisers from the finish back to the respective starting points. Train timetables are available on www.capemetrorail.co.za.
29. For safety reasons, the use of personal music players during the races is strongly discouraged. Any person using such a device in contravention of IAAF
Rule 144.3 (B) who fails to obey a reasonable instruction from a race official may be disqualified and will not be eligible for individual or team prizes.
1. Men Ernest Tjela 2:11:47 (1987)
2. Women Monica Drogemoller 2:37:19 (1990)

1. Main Road, Green Point – From York Road to Three Anchor Bay Road (05h15 – 05h45)
2. Main Road, Muizenberg – From Atlantic Road to the turn off to Boyes Drive, Kalk Bay. Traffic will only be permitted towards
Cape Town. All traffic going towards Fish Hoek will be diverted over Boyes Drive (07h30 – 09h30).
3. Main Road & Ladies Mile, Bergvliet – For 15 minutes from 07h00 – 07h15 during the start of the Half Marathon.


Event Details

Date: 19 February, Sunday
Start Time: 5:15am
Entry Closing Date: 07 February, Tuesday
Category: Running
Province: Western Cape
Distance: 42.2km, 21.1km
Start Venue: Greenpoint Main Road
Finish Venue: Simons Town Naval Base