Frequently asked questions

If you have any questions regarding registration, race day or post race day, all will be answered here.

Entries & Registration

Where do I enter for Cape Wine Marathon?

Keep an eye on our social media communication for 2021 race date. 

Should I wear a costume?

This is a fun event with a Carnival theme and we encourage everyone to dress up! 

How much are the entries?

Event pricing can be viewed here.

Half-Marathon – R349
10km – R249
5km – R149

When and where will registration take place?

Registration will be at Franschhoek Monument the day before the race.  Here you will receive your race number, awesome goody bag and additional details of the event.

You can also register/enter on race day from 06h00am at Franschhoek Monument.

Where can I find the route information?

Please follow the link to each race category’s map and detail.


Can I still run the marathon if I'm under 18?

No. Only 18 years and older can compete in a marathon race. However, you may still enter for the 5km or 10km categories.

Can I change the distance?

Yes. If you would like to change your distance from 21km to 10km, for instance, you can simply visit us at registration and we will update you race detail. If you would like to upgrade, you will need to pay in the difference of the event price and we will assist you at registration.

Race day

What time will the race start?

The race will start at 07h00 at Meerendal Wine Estate.

07h00 – Half-Marathon runners

07h30 –10km runners

08h00 – 5km runners

Where is the start?

The start of the 2019 Cape Wine Marathon will be at Franschhoek Monument Directions Here.

What is the cut-off time?

We don’t have a cut-off time, although there will be serious runners, the aim of the race is to have a fun day out.

Is there a prize giving?

We do have a prize giving at 11h00 at Franschhoek Monument.

Do I need to drink the wine at every point, or can I skip?

We’re not sure who wants to skip these amazing wine points, but we do understand if you feel a little tipsy after passing by a few of them. Each wine-point will equipped with both wine and water.

I can't make it on the day, can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, we cannot give a refund as per our T&C’s, but you can send us details for a substitution participant for the race. 


When will results be available?

Directly after the race you will receive a SMS with your results. You will also be able to find the results here.

What is the best hangover remedy?

After the race when the adrenaline and wine start working out of your system, you will definitely feel the hangover emerge. We suggest drinking lots of liquids (water) along with re-hydrate while scrolling through the endless selfies of the day.