The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon will take place on the 23rd of September. Picture: David Ritchie/African News Agency.

CAPE TOWN – The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is one of South Africa’s sporting highlights, with over 20 000 participants expected to take to the streets on Sunday 23 September 2018, including athletes from over 75 countries from around the world.

With this number of participants, their seconds and supporters, as well as organisers and staff all descending on Cape Town in about ten days’ time, it’s important to plan carefully in order to make the event a success and fun to attend.

Organisers have advised runners to make careful travel arrangements in order to get to the start early to avoid traffic congestion.

For this reason, it is important to pay attention to the following road closures:

Roads and public-transport services near the 42.2km IAAF Gold Label marathon and the 10km routes will be busy and possibly congested and, in some instances, may be inaccessible on the day. Please allow additional travelling time as there may be delays.

The main transport impact:

Certain roads within the Atlantic Seaboard, CBD and suburbs (including Woodstock, Salt River, Observatory, Mowbray, Rondebosch, Newlands and Claremont) will be closed from 03h00 to 13h30.

MyCiti, GABS bus routes and City Sightseeing bus routes will be affected in certain areas.

The 2018 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon route map
The 2018 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon route map

Key road closures are:

Beach Road (both carriageways) will be closed from Haul Road through to Queens Circle from 06h00 – 09h30; it will be managed in phased approach – to detour via Main Road.

Helen Suzman inbound carriageway will be closed from Beach Rd to Buitengracht Street [06h30 - 08h15]

Long Street: between Hans Strijdom and Orange Street will be closed. This includes all intersections with Long Street. [06h30 - 08h45]

Tennant Road closure: Tenant Road will be closed at the Darling / Sir Lowry intersection. [06h40-09h15]

Sir Lowry / Victoria Citybound Carriageway - from Tennant all the way through to N2 will be closed. [06h40 – 09h50].

Main Road closure: Citybound Carriageway will be closed from N2 all the way through to Protea Bridge in Claremont from [06h55 – 10h30. This includes all cross-overs of main road intersections including Rhodes Ave, Woolsack Drive, Grotto Road, Klipper Road & Dean Street.

Campground Road closure:  East and Northbound Carriageways from Main Road to Keurboom & Keurboom to Park will be closed from 07h05-10h55. This includes all cross-overs to or from mountain side roads and intersections to Campground Road.

Sandown Road: Eastbound Carriageway from Campground Rd to Wood Rd will be closed from 07h15-11h25. This includes all cross-overs of Sandown.
 Park, Milner, Klipfontein & Sawkins Road closure: Park Road (both Carriageways), Milner Road (Northbound Carriageway), Klipfontein Road (From Liesbeek Parkway to Milner Rd) and Sawkins Road will be closed from 07h20 – 11h40

Liesbeek & Malta Road - from N2 to Station Road Southbound Carriageway will be closed from 07h35 - 12h30

Lower Church Street - Lower Church Street / Beach Road / Albert Road will be closed for the period 07h45-13h00 on Sunday 23rd September 2018. The off-ramps from the N1 to the Lower Church Street & Lower Church Street will be closed.

Albert Road / New Market Street - closure from Lower Main Road to Adderley Street Eastbound Carriageway will be closed from 07h35 - 13h00, this includes all cross-overs from side roads and intersections (sea side) with Albert Road. It includes Salt River Circle (no access to Voortrekker Road) and Lower Church Street (no access to or from N1)

Strand Street Eastbound Carriageway will be closed between Hans Strijdom and Orange Street from 08h00 - 12h45.

For more, detailed information, visit: http://www.capetownmarathon.com/information/road-closures/

Sport reporter