(Cape Town, 27 March 2020) – The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon organising team remain focused on their race planning strategies for the event scheduled to take place on 18 October, amid the outbreak of Covid-19 and subsequent national lockdown that has stopped virtually every upcoming sports event – locally and abroad – in its tracks.
“While we acknowledge the far-reaching effects of this global pandemic, we are also hopeful that the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon’s October event date puts us safely outside of the critical window,” says Renée Jordaan, incoming race director of the 2020 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon.
“The safety of our athletes and crew remains our top priority, and we will continue to monitor the situation and work closely with all authorities and stakeholders once South Africa’s lockdown comes to an end. It will be our preference to postpone and move the race if this global health crisis continues to affect us, and we will follow through on all directives as the weeks and months progress.”
Ms Jordaan adds that all entrants will receive a full refund of their 2020 entry fee if the organising team is required to cancel the event as a result of this global pandemic.
The Cape Town Marathon was recently awarded the prestigious World Athletics Gold Label Status for the fourth consecutive year – the only marathon on the African continent and one of only a select group of marathons in the world to have this status.