With only 60 days to go to race day things are getting real very quickly. I’ll be sharing about my training experience thus far as well as my fundraising efforts in a separate post (just as soon as I get time to do so). As part of the lead up to the race Cape Town Marathon unveiled the new marathon route this week. And I must say that I’m very pleased with it.
Here is all you need to know about the new Cape Town Marathon route:
This picturesque route takes you through the City of Cape Town, through the heart of the Cape Town Harbour, back into the City and then into the leafy Southern Suburbs, under the shadow of Devils Peak you will run past landmarks such as the Cape Town Harbour and yacht club, the pristine Liesbeek River, The Rondebosch Common, the Newlands Cricket ground, Groote Schuur and the University of Cape Town. Turning back towards the City and under the majestic Table Mountain you venture into District Six. Experience the views of the City Centre, Table Bay and Robben Island before you return into the hub of the City Centre of Cape Town. You will have the privilege to meander past some of the most Iconic Cape Town landmarks: the Castle of Good Hope, the Cape Town City Hall, the Houses of Parliament, the City Gardens, St Georges Cathedral, and the Nederduitse Kerk to mention but a few.
You will experience the vibe, smell the sea and hear the sounds of Cape Town along the Fanwalk and Three Anchor Bay before you turn back toward the Mouille Point Lighthouse and the head towards the Cape Town Stadium. The marathon finishes under the majestic backdrop of Table Mountain at the Green Point A track.
The events for the day includes: Marathon, 10km Peace Run, 22km Trail Run; 11km Trail Run and 4km Community Fun Run. There is still an opportunity for you to enter.
If you have not done so yet you also have an opportunity to make a contribution towards the funds I’m raising for the Anna Foundation. The Anna Foundation is an NGO that offers development opportunities to children in rural communities across South Africa. I encourage you to make a contribution towards this worthy cause and invest into the lives of these young people.