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Home >> Events >> Route for 56km

Route for 56km

  • Ultra Marathon

The World's Most Beautiful Marathon: In 2015, the Ultra Marathon route will run over Ou Kaapse Weg for safety reasons.  This comes after the recent devastating fires that raged along Cape Town’s Southern Peninsula caused significant damage to Chapman’s Peak’s fragile vegetation, holding a safety risk for runners and volunteers.

The Ou Kaapse Weg detour route starts in Main Road, Newlands, and takes runners along the scenic South Peninsula route, through Fish Hoek and into Kommetjie.  But, instead of heading towards Chapman’s Peak, runners will turn towards and over Ou Kaapse Weg, from where they will run along the leafy Spaanschemat River Road. They will then join the Half Marathon route at the Ladies Mile / Parish Road intersection before heading onto Southern Cross Drive to make their way back to the finish at UCT along Rhodes Drive and the M3. 

It is the responsibility of each runner to know the route of their race. Traffic Police and race marshals will take all reasonable steps to ensure runners safety, however runners are responsible for their well-being at all times.

Note: Due to the cut-offs in place for the Half Marathon, the "merging" route from Ladies Mile will be clear for Ultra runners.  The distance remains the same: 56 km (35 miles).

Brief Profile Description

The Ultra Marathon Route is actually quite flat for the first 28 kilometers, with the first big climb being the back of Ou Kaapse Weg. Instead of the Constantia Nek climb, runners will then be treated to the shorter Southern Cross Drive climb. Thereafter the route is undulating until the finish at UCT.

A route profile will be uploaded shortly.

56km Route Profile

(Route profile drawn by Dr Ross Tucker)


Route Map

CLICK HERE to download the route in large format (approx 5 megs)

Course Measurement

(coming soon)