CAPE TOWN MARATHON

SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 - 07:00AM / DIFFICULTY
AVERAGE TEMP. 25°C 77°F
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DISTANCES 42/10 26/6
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AVERAGE SIZE 4,000 RUNNERS
REGISTER UNTILCLOSED

RACE DAY TIPS

  1. 1
    Proper Shoes and Apparel for the Race: Be sure your shoes have run a few times before running in a race. Be sure to train and practice in the same sock/shoe combination that you will be wearing in the race. Your racing confidence will be high if you are not worrying about if your are going to get a blister or have foot or toe pain during the event. Wear loose fitting, breathable attire while racing. You want to be able to expend as much bodily heat as possible and be able to sweat efficiently too. Go for a technical, moisture wicking apparel to help draw sweat from your skin.
  2. 2
    Eating on race day: Ensure that your race day routine is the same as other mornings. Wake up and immediately drink a glass of water to hydrate your cells from the hours you were sleeping. Eat about 2-3 hours before the start of the race.
  3. 3
    Medical along the route: Should you have any medical issues on race day, you will find a medical hub along the route that will be able to assist you with.
  4. 4
    Preparing for extreme conditions in a race - hot or cold: It is critical to prepare for proper race conditions whether hot or cold. Pay attention to what you will wear, modify your warm-up routine (decrease the time if it is hot and increase if you need more time to warm up), and remember to drink fluids regardless. In heat we need more hydration because we are sweating more, but in the cold, we are using calories trying to keep warm so consuming energy is important. There will be several medical support teams along the route should you need help.
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