Registration, Start Times and More
It’s race week and we’re so excited to be sharing race day with you! We’re even more thankful for the incredible support we’ve had from you, the running community. Thank you for joining (some of you for the second year in a row) our event! The Blouberg Marathon crew, as part of West Coast AC, is hard at work to ensure you have the best day out on Sunday.
We are OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT!
There will be no further substitutions and no entries will be available at registration or on race day.
Get ready for Sunday!
As you can imagine, with 3600 runners joining across the 3 distances, there’s quite a lot of logistics and information we need to share with you.
Please take your time and read through all the details carefully.
Meet Bruce Fordyce at Registration and Collect Your T-shirt.
Make sure to register on 25 or 26 August to avoid the queues on Sunday.
Even better, you will be able to meet Comrade’s Legend, Bruce Fordyce, get an autograph and even purchase his bestseller.
- Friday, 25 August from 13h00 – 18h00 at Sportsman’s Warehouse Rondebosch
- Saturday 26 August from 10h00 – 14h00 at Table Bay Mall (Food Court near Mugg & Bean)
Why not make a morning of it at Table Bay Mall where you can shop to your heart’s content or enjoy a delicious cake and coffee or leisurely breakfast or lunch. The mall has a wide range of restaurants and shops, and you’ll enjoy the light, spacious and vibrant atmosphere. There’s also a weekly market on Saturdays with biltong, charcuterie, fresh produce and local crafts. Many thanks to centre management and tenants for supporting our Blouberg Marathon.
Because of the high number of entries, we urge you to register ahead of race day! There will be VERY limited registration on Sunday prior to the races, at Table Bay Mall from 5am.
You can register on behalf of others. Please make sure that they are aware that you register on their behalf, and you have a list of names (name used at Entry Ninja for registration).
At registration you’ll receive:
- Race bib
- Temporary license (if applicable)
- Blouberg Marathon T-shirt (if applicable)
- Parking ticket for race day (to be paid cash or Zapper – R20 per ticket)
Table Bay Mall has offered a flat rate of R20 for all runners for a full day parking ticket. Please ensure you purchase your ticket at registration. This ticket can be used after your race when exiting the parking area. This ticket replaces the ticket that you collect at the boom. If you don’t have a ticket (the booms will be open on Sunday between 5-7am), you risk paying a ‘lost ticket’ fee so remember to buy your parking ticket at registration. Bring R20 in cash or ensure you have Zapper loaded to purchase.
27 August: Blouberg Marathon 42.2km | 21.1km | 10km
As a reminder: this is a “clean race”. No littering will be tolerated, and you risk a fine if you litter. Keep our Blouberg beachfront, reserve, and neighbourhood beautiful.
Important to know – arrive early!
- Parking open from 04h00am
- Registration from 05h00am – 06h00am
- Coffee shops will be open for your last fix!
- Tog bag facilities are available
There will be Waiting Pens in Berkshire Boulevard outside the Mall. It is every runner’s responsibility to be in their pen on time. Each race has a strictly controlled time to cross over the R27 to the start line, and any late comers will go to the back of the 10km group. We do not want anyone left behind, so please be conscious of time.
- Marathon: 05h45
- Half Marathon: 06h00
- 10km: 06h15
The Start Line
We have our very own Mayor of Cape Town, Geordin Hill-Lewis and our awesome MC, DJ Dean welcoming you at the Start Line is in Big Bay Boulevard.
The Mayor will also be joining the 10km race.
- Marathon: 06h30
- Half Marathon: 06h45
- 10km: 07h00
The Marathon will take a left turn and meander through Blouberg before hitting the long straight road to Melkbos. After a loop through Melkbos our Marathon runners will make their way back to the beautiful finish at Eden on the Bay.
The Half Marathon and 10km will take a right turn to Melkbos and back to the same beautiful finish at Eden on the Bay.
If you haven’t seen the race route yet, now is your chance to familiarise yourself and prep for race day. Visit the Race Page on our website and scroll down to the “Event Schedule” section. Click on each event to find the GPX files for you to download.
There will be plenty of water tables and fun stations along the way, and we thank all our water table sponsors for their support and enthusiasm including:
- Complete Coast
- Only Realty
- Viva Gym
- Ocean Reef Swimming
- Cape Town Holiday Accommodation (CTHA)
- Wax IT
- Brian Super from eXp Realty
- Eazi Realty
We are saying no to plastic this year and water/coke will be served in cardboard cups. Please bring your own bottles/hydration packs that can be filled.
A reminder of our No Littering Policy!
Anyone found being careless in our beautiful area will be disqualified.
Cut Off Times
As we do not want you to be running all day, we have some cut-off times to help you get your medal.
- Marathon: 6-hour cut-off at 12h30
- Please note: If you are not at the 35km (Culture Centre, Melkbos) mark by 12h00 you will be taken off the route.
- Half Marathon: 3h30 cut-off at 10h15
- 10km: 2-hour cut-off at 09h00
Prize Giving is at Eden on the Bay with a photo back drop of Table Mountain. Dip your tired legs in the icy Atlantic for a refreshing recovery treat for tired legs.
- 10km @ 10h00
- Half Marathon @ 11h00
- Marathon @ 12h00
FREE MyCiti Bus Ride
Added to all the fun and excitement of the day, we’ve arranged a FREE bus ride back to Table Bay Mall and your car. When you are ready to leave Eden on the Bay, just go to the MyCiti bus stop at Eden and they will drop you off at the MyCiti bus stop at Table Bay Mall.
Many of the food establishments at both Table Bay Mall and Eden on the Bay will be offering specials and discount meals.
Please support our local businesses and spend time with friends and club buddies and celebrate your race before returning home.
Please note: Unfortunately NO CLUB GAZEBOS are allowed at the finish.
Arrive early on race day and take advantage of the secure parking facilities.
Parking at Table Bay Mall, Berkshire Boulevard in Sunningdale, will be open from 4h00am. You will not need your parking ticket to enter, but you will need it to leave. We suggest that you carpool to save costs and help reduce road congestion. Please follow the directions from the marshals to help keep traffic flowing. The booms are open from 5am-7am which is why it’s important you buy a parking ticket on registration. Coffee shops in the Table Bay Mall will be open early for our runners to serve your favourite brew!
1. Strictly no parking in disability, mom’s and tots, loading and pensioners parking spots.
2. No parking in the road as this will cause congestion and put you at the risk of a traffic fine
3. No parking at Eden on the Bay (finish area) as this is demarcated for officials and residents or the nearby Seaside Village.
There are 2 ways to approach the Table Bay Mall from the south/east: via the R27, or through Sunningdale via Sunningdale Drive or Wood Drive.
PLEASE FOLLOW TRAFFIC MARSHAL INSTRUCTIONS TO ALLEVIATE CONGESTION!
Road closure: the road between the R27 and Eden on the Bay will be closed from 7am to 9am.
Blouberg Marathon T-shirts – LIMITED STOCK STILL AVAILABLE!
There are limited quantities of our beautiful race T-shirts available online at our store. Please place your order here should you still want one.
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West Coast Athletic Club is grateful for your support and wishes you all the best for the Blouberg Marathon.
The Blouberg Marathon Committee
Proudly brought to you by West Coast Athletic Club
For more information, go online to https://westcoastathleticclub.co.za/blouberg-marathon/
P.P.S. Please tag @westcoastac and #bloubergmarathon when you share all your awesome photos of the event.