Participants in the Cape Town Marathon pass the City Hall opposite the Grand Parade.. Photo: David Papenfus

CAPE TOWN – The Cape Town Marathon will take in much of scenery of the Cape Town and surrounds on September 23.

The 42.2km Cape Town Marathon, once again has IAAF Gold Label status.

The race begins at one of Cape Town’s biggest tourist attractions, the V&A Waterfront. A flat, fast start along the Atlantic Seaboard, the route follows the seafronts of Mouille Point and Sea Point.

It then takes a turn against the backdrop of Signal Hill, before heading into Cape Town’s city centre, weaving through modern skyscrapers and historical buildings.

The race then heads out towards the suburbs of Woodstock, Observatory and Mowbray, and through the streets of Rondebosch and Newlands. 

This section of the route passes Groote Schuur Hospital, the University of Cape Town, the President’s Cape Town residence and Newlands Cricket Ground, and several historic schools.

Turning back alongside the Liesbeek River towards the now-awakening city, the marathon enters the suburb of Woodstock. 

A long stretch through this area enables runners and supporters to take in panoramic views of Table Mountain.

After moving through Woodstock, the race re-enters the city, heading onto Strand Street before taking a right onto Bree Street and heading up over a purpose-built ramp bridge in De Waterkant. This links directly into the world-famous World Cup 2010 fan walk.

The marathon ends at Vlei Road just outside the stadium. 

African News Agency (ANA)

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