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Welcome to Africa Marathons

Africa is the home of long-distance running and at Africa Marathons we specialise in organising trips for runners to take part in some of the very best events across this amazin ...Show More

Five countries, Six Marathons

The founders and directors of Africa Marathons have over 35 years of combined experience in the Africa travel industry and have built up detailed and in-depth knowledge of 16 countries on the African continent. We promote and offer packages to running events in 5 of these countries at present : The Comrades Ultra Marathon and the Cape Town Marathon in South Africa, the Street Child Marathon in Sierra Leone, the Kilimanjaro Marathon in Tanzania, the Uganda Marathon and the Victoria Falls Marathon in Zimbabwe. As well as the full Marathons mentioned above, there are also Half Marathons, 10km/5km and fun runs at most events if you are not quite ready for a full distance. All of these events are run against some of the most beautiful and iconic scenery that Africa has to offer. With our parent company, Tailormade Africa, we also offer pre and post marathon packages to take advantage of being in the most exciting, vibrant and wild continent in the world.

"WE STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT TRAVELLING TO AFRICA SHOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE NOT JUST TO TRAVELLERS, BUT TO THE COUNTRIES AND PEOPLES OF THAT VAST AND BEAUTIFUL CONTINENT – THAT THE JOURNEY BENEFITS ALL INVOLVED."

With this in mind, we work with top-level local guides and hosts, and only use "on-the-ground" partners that we have long-standing relationships with and who share our values. We directly support our charity partners that make lasting and worthwhile contributions to the countries they work in. Our 2016/17 charity partner is Street Child who organise the amazing Sierra Leone Marathon. Below is more information on this fantastic charity.

Street Child is a UK education and child welfare organisation that has worked with over 30,000 street children in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nepal since 2008. Street Child empowers children by providing education opportunities and income-generating initiatives to enable families to build a sustainable future. Furthermore, they have been at the forefront of the ebola crisis: providing care for over 13,000 children orphaned by the virus by resettling them within a safe and secure family home and enrolling them in school. We have a strong relationship with Street Child and have been lucky enough to see the amazing work they do on the ground in Sierra Leone first hand. Every trip booked with us will directly support their work.

Let us tailor make your next adventure

Whether you are an experienced or novice runner and looking for a new challenge or just simply thinking about visiting the continent for the first time, we would love to speak to you. Our first aim is to get to know you, your running experience and aspirations, so we may best advise on which events would challenge you whilst giving you a high chance of success. So please do pick up the phone and give us a call. We look forward to speaking to you.

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info@tailormadeafrica.com

+44 7791360170 (Rob)
+44 7809 726266 (Clyde)