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

November 20, 2020
Plyometric Exercises for Runners with Gemma Oates

Plyometric Exercises for Runners

Muscles and tendons have the ability to be able to store energy and then to use it for power and […]
November 16, 2020
Comrades Marathon Legend Thomas Michael Winn

Comrades Marathon Legend Thomas Michael Winn

We were sad to hear that the founding Chairperson of The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA), Thomas Michael Winn, passed away […]
October 25, 2020
Thompson Magawana Two Oceans Mens Course Record Holder

The Stand Out Men’s Champions of the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon

Thirty-nine men have run their way towards winning the Two Oceans Marathon title since the inception of the event in […]

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Massive congratulations to our Coach @justalilbest Massive congratulations to our Coach @justalilbester & his amazing wife @tarynbester16 on the birth of little Hailey Mae Bester this morning.🥳

The whole team are so happy for you guys! 😊🥰
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@justalilbester Welcome to the world Hailey Mae Bester 💕
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Born on the 25th of November at 4am, weighing 3.4kgs 👶.
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Blessed to have this most incredible gift and a moment where nothing else really seemed to matter 💕. If she’s anything like her mom, she is going to be one little legend 🥰.
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#babybester #lilbester #mybester #daddysgirl #loveyou #didisayloveyoooou!
Congratulations to @bongmusamthembu for winning th Congratulations to @bongmusamthembu for winning the 30km @sanistagger at the weekend!🥇🇿🇦

He’s a true @comradesmarathon legend and you can read a bit more about his achievements below...🥳

#africamarathons #medalmonday #mondaymotivation #comradesmarathon 

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@comradesmarathon #ComradesManMonday Bongmusa Mthembu

KZN local Mthembu needs no introduction. This incredible athlete has won the Comrades Marathon three times and holds 13 Comrades medals. His fastest @comradesmarathon time is 05:26:34. He has also represented South Africa on the global stage. 🏅🏅🏅🙌🙌🙌

#KZN #ManMonday #ComradesLeadingMan @comradesmarathon @bongmusamthembu
We’re super excited to hear the news that @richm We’re super excited to hear the news that @richmondrunfestmarathon will host the @teamgb Olympic Marathon Trials on Friday 26th March.🇬🇧🥳

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Not only is this race right on our doorstep here at our @africamarathons South-West London HQ 🏠, but the marathon on the Saturday we have pencilled in as a potential @comradesmarathon qualifier for our runners in 2021.👊🤗🇬🇧🇿🇦

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What a great way to get motivated for race day by seeing the ‘Best of the Brits’🇬🇧run for a place at @tokyo2020 🇯🇵 @olympics 

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Who are you looking forward to seeing in the start line?!🇬🇧

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@charlottepurdue
@naomi.sarah.mitchell 
@stephtwell 
@lilypartridge 
@natasha.cockram 
@jess_piasecki_runscience 
@tishysplishy 
@steph_davis26 

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@thommo26.2 
@j77nyy 
@bdconnor 
@dewigriff_2.09 
@delh1989 

#africamarathons #richmondrunfest #richmondrunningfestival #runchatuk #ukrunchat #instarunners #runnersofinstagram #comradesmarathon #runnersworlduk #tokyo2020 #olympics
We’re so lucky here at Africa Marathons to have We’re so lucky here at Africa Marathons to have our very own physio as part of the team. Do take a look at the @therunnerphysio for fantastic advice & tips. 

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This week Gemma reminds us why it’s always good to take a break and look after yourself. 😊

#africamarathons #teamafricamarathons #ukrunchat #runchatuk #instarunners #runnersofinstagram #runnersworld #runnersworlduk 
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@therunnerphysio Hi everyone, back from a little break here! 👋 Hope you are all doing ok. 
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Taking this time out gave me a chance to think about how important breaks can be from some things in life. And running is one of them. Running is probably one of the only sports where people don’t always take an “off season”, but should we? There’s a reason why many other sports people take a break once a year from intense training and competition -  to give their bodies the much needed rest they require, which helps to reduce injury risk, improve performance and to help them come back mentally recharged too. And a break does not have to mean stopping altogether, it may be simply a reduction in the intensity and volume of training. 
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So why don’t runners always do this? I think habitually it’s not something we always do because we love to run and work towards goals, and there is access to races all year round. The problem with this though is your body may end up picking that break for you, which may not be timed well and it can be frustrating to have to stop running when it is not your choice. 
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So if you are struggling for motivation at the moment, if you are feeling overly tired or are experiencing niggles, it may actually be your body’s way of telling you that you will benefit from a short break, or from reducing your training a bit. 
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Do you plan longer term breaks or reductions in your training? If so do you feel you benefit from it?
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#restandrecovery #recovery #takeabreak #runnershealth #trainsmarternotharder #runningtraining #rungoals
Good luck this weekend to @bongmusamthembu who’s Good luck this weekend to @bongmusamthembu who’s running the challenging @sanistagger over in KZN, South Africa🇿🇦

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For those who don’t know Bongmusa he’s our current @2oceansmarathon champion - 2019 🥳

AND he’s won @comradesmarathon 3 times in 2014, 2017 & 2018!!! 🥳

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We can’t wait to see him race when we head over to South Africa in 2021.🇬🇧✈️🇿🇦🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️

#africamarathons #running #marathon #ultramarathon #runchatuk #instarunners #runnersofinstagram #runnersworld #ukrunchat #ukrunchatlondon #comradesmarathon #twooceansmarathon #sanistagger

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@bongmusamthembu Delighted to be tackling the @sanistagger marathon this coming weekend which has been part of my tradition for the past six years! 👌What are your plans for this weekend?
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@arthur.ford.superior @nike @32gi @medshieldsa @virginactivesa
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#trailrunning #trailrun #marathon #sanistagger

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!