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 amazing continent. Whichever event you choose, we encourage you to immerse yourself in what it has to offer; to return home having achieved your goals; and to share an experience that will last a lifetime.

Welcome to Africa Marathons

Official Tour Operator of the Comrades Marathon & Cape Town Marathon

Join team Africa Marathons for one of these amazing marathons across Africa. We provide complete travel packages for runners from around the world.


Race Stories

March 30, 2022

150 Days to Comrades 2022 Race Day

Comrades 2022 takes place on Sunday, 28 August 2022. With 150 days to go to #Comrades2022 race day on Sunday, […]
February 18, 2022

2022 Comrades Marathon Launch Info

2022 Is all about the much-awaited Comrades comeback! After nearly two years of adhering to the National State of Disaster […]
February 16, 2022

Get Your Cape Town Marathon Entry In – It’s Calling

Cape Town Marathon will make its debut as an Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate Race on October 16, 2022. The […]

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What do you do the night before a race? 🌙

"I carbo load before a race. Good carbs are things like sweet potato, whole wheat pasta, brown rice etc. I have quite a big pasta the night before with a bit of protein too, usually in the form of chicken or tuna, with not too much sauce to avoid tummy issues on race day. I love spicy food, so my meal the night before races is always quite bland to me."

 - Coach Nick Bester

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It's officially 100 days until the legendary Comrades Marathon 2022. We cannot wait! 🤩

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The Sierra Leone Marathon is more than just a race. 🙌

You will have the opportunity to see the impact of your fundraising when exploring Northern Sierra Leone where Street Child’s rural and urban projects are situated and attend workshops with the Street Child Sierra Leone teams.

Learn more about Street Child of Sierra Leone on their website: https://www.streetchildsl.org

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Cape Town Marathon 2022 will take place on 16 October 2022 and starts and finishes outside the iconic Cape Town Stadium. 🤩

The race is a sightseeing tour of the natural beauty of Cape Town’s mountains and sea, as well as many of the city’s attractions and cultural areas. 🌅

Are you joining Team Africa Marathons? We are the Official Travel Partner of the 2022 Cape Town Marathon, and have a fully-loaded itinerary planned out for your to enjoy every second of your time in South Africa. 

View our full itinerary on our website.
To those starting out as marathon runners, what advice would you give them? 🏃

"Firstly, enjoy the process! Secondly, never underestimate just how tough that last 10kms is going to be. In my first marathon I definitely underestimated just how tough that last bit would be. 

It’s always tough. As long as you’re prepared for it then you’ll be able to handle it. I know marathons can be scary, but enjoy every second! There is nothing quite like finishing your first one! No better feeling in the world!" 

- Coach Nick Bester

Learn more about our coach Nick on our website: https://www.africamarathons.com/coach/

Get In Touch

Whether you are an experienced or novice runner, looking for a new challenge or simply thinking about visiting the continent for the first time, we would love to speak to you!