We wish to bring to your attention that the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon will be taking place on the morning of Sunday the 18th September 2016. This email serves as notification to ensure all stakeholders have sufficient time to communicate and plan around one of Africa’s most ICONIC City Marathons.
We have worked closely with the Traffic Department of the City of Cape Town to ensure that delicate balance between the safety and convenience of both participants and the general public. As a result the areas surrounding the race route will be affected by road closures and traffic delays. In order to minimalize disruptions, a team of Traffic Officers, Marshalls and Security Officers will be on active duty to manage the days’ proceedings.
Certain road closures may impact on your activities during the course of the morning of the 18th September, please see attached route and road closure list. Please can you ensure that the necessary steps are taken to minimise any possible disruptions.The aim of the City, the Race Organisers and our Partners is to develop this race into the Premier City Marathon on the African continent – a marathon that in years to come will take its rightful place as one of the world’s iconic marathons. In doing so, we aim to promote Cape Town, the Western Cape and South Africa, with the aim to draw tourists to both the City and South Africa. The financial benefits to the City and the Western Cape are considerable.
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is Africa’s only internationally IAAF accredited road race, attracting runners from around South Africa and Internationally. The event is internationally certified as a CLIMATE NEUTRAL event.
The event also focusses on several pillars through the RUN4CHANGE initiative, which focusses on;
· Promoting CHARITIES through the raising of funds
· Promoting PEACE and SPORT
· Focusing on SUSTAINABILITY by hosting a certified climate neutral event
· Focusing on the DEVELOPMENT of athletes
· Focusing on HEALTH and WELLNESS
Should you wish to find out more as to how you can support the RUN4CHANGE initiative please email us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.sanlamcapetownmarathon.com for further information.
GENERAL EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER ON 18th SEPTEMBER 2016: +27(0)21-417 4150
We apologise for any inconvenience that might be caused and trust this mail provides sufficient time for you to minimise any potential disruptions. Please be so kind as to assist us by passing this email on to the respective parties you feel should be notified of the above mentioned road closures.
We encourage you to get your friends, family, partners and other stakeholders to be spectators along the route in order to help support the runners on race day.
We thank you for your understanding and support.