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Peninsula Marathon and Half-Marathon 2012

Posted on Dec 19, 2011 under Peninsula Marathon | 1 Comment

I’m back to running in Cape Town and I just signed up for my first Marathon to be run in South Africa. Last year I ran my first Half-Marathon at the Peninsula Marathon 2011 and this year I’ll go double the distance I completed my first full Marathon at the legendary New York City Marathon in November!

Peninsula Marathon 2012 LogoAbout the Cape Peninsula Marathon 2012:

The Peninsula Marathon is back on the faster traditional route that runners have grown accustomed to over the years after race organisers were forced to introduce a new marathon route for 2009 and 2010 to avoid the construction around the stadium.

The marathon will start on February 19th in Green Point, opposite the Cape Town 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)

Route Profile:


Course Records:
1: Men Ernest Tjela 2:11:47 (1987)
2: Women Monica Drogemoller 2:37:19 (1990)

Enter the Peninsula Marathon on date for entries is Friday 10th February 2012!