Update: the 2011 race finished and we got all Peninsula Marathon 2011 results online – you can also read my personal race review from my first Peninsula Half-Marathon 2011! Read everything about the Cape Peninsula Marathon 2012 here!
The Peninsula Marathon will return to the faster traditional route in 2011 that runners have grown accustomed to over the years. Race organisers were forced to introduce a new route for 2009 and 2010 to avoid the construction around the stadium, where the race has started for the past 41 years.
The marathon will start on February 20th in Green Point, near the World Cup stadium, while the half marathon will start in Bergvliet. Both routes take runners along the Main Road through to the finish at the Naval Sports Grounds in Simonstown.
The Peninsula is always a popular event with local runners, as it is an official qualifier for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and many use it both to qualify and as their long training run.
Start Times and Start Venues:
1: 42.2km 05h15 Main Road, Green Point (Opp Cape Town Soccer Stadium)
2: 21.1km 07h00 Bergvliet Sports Club, Childrens Way, Bergvliet (Off Lower Ladies Mile)
Cut Off Times:
1: 42.2km 11h15 (6 hours)
2: 21.1km 11h00 (4 hours)
1: Men Ernest Tjela 2:11:47 (1987)
2: Women Monica Drogemoller 2:37:19 (1990)
Enter the Peninsula Marathon on topevents.co.za.