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

Please check back with us regularly for updated dates on the marathons below, due to changes caused by coronavirus.


Race Stories

June 25, 2020
Top 5 Tips for Taking on the Comrades Marathon

Official Comrades Marathon Tour Operator for 2021 & 2022

Africa Marathons is extremely proud and excited to announce that we have been re-appointed as an Official Comrades Marathon Tour […]
June 23, 2020
Cancellation of Cape Town Marathon 2020

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2020 cancelled – Virtual Race going ahead as planned

Team Africa Marathons was very much looking forward to the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2020, but we fully support the […]
June 9, 2020
In memory of Clive Crawley Comrades Marathon Legend

In Memory of Comrades Legend Clive Crawley (Race Number 1)

Africa Marathons along with the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) is saddened by the news of the death of Clive Crawley. […]
CAFFEINE - It's been said that caffeine ☕ could CAFFEINE - It's been said that caffeine ☕ could help you run faster and burn more fat during your workout. Researchers at the Australian Institute of Sport, suggested that consuming even a small amount of caffeine before and during exercise can help people exercise almost a third longer💪🏻. 

A drawback originally identified with use of caffeine ☕ was that it was a diuretic, so could inhibit runners by causing dehydration. HOWEVER, more recent recent scientific studies have concluded that moderate ingestion of caffeine does not promote dehydration.

We recommend that you train on caffeine before racing in order to test your bodies reaction to caffeine. 

Sign up for our Newsletter to get more training tips 🏃🏼🦒: ➡️ https://newsletter.africamarathons.com/sign-up.

Contact us NOW to secure your spot for 2021 with Team Africa Marathons and experince the event of a lifetime! 

☎ Call: +44 (0) 1932 361807 (UK) 🇬🇧
Call: 1 844 390 1798 (USA Toll-free) 🇺🇸
🌐 Visit our website and we'll call you back on request - www.africamarathons.com
📧 Email us: info@africamarathons.com

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OPTIMISE RUNNING RECOVERY 🏃🏼‍♀️ 🛋️ by our Physiotherapist @therunnerphysio 

Most runners agree on one thing and that is the quicker and more effectively you can recover from training and races the better👍🏻. Ultimately, a quick and effective recovery helps us train more consistently and allows us to keep doing what we love🏃🏼‍♀️. 

But our bodies do require time after exercise to allow the necessary repair and recovery.  Without rest we risk fatigue, injuries, reduced performance and other health consequences. 

How much that recovery time is ⏰ and what should be done to optimise it very much depends on the intensity and volume of your training and you as an individual. It is therefore important that you learn and understand 🧐 the rates of recovery you need for different training.  You can tailor your training around that and what things you can do to ensure you recover well 👍🏻 

Go read Gemma's full blog 👇🏻 to find out how long it takes to recover from a training session, how to cool down properly, sleep's role in recovery and how to eat and drink in order to facilitate recovery. 

⭐ https://therunnerphysio.com/f/how-to-optimise-running-recovery ⭐
4️⃣ Months to the inaugural Sanlam Cape Town V 4️⃣ Months to the inaugural Sanlam Cape Town Virtual Marathon 🏃🏼‍♀️ Join Africa Marathons International Team and let’s run together while apart 🙌🏻 ENTER NOW and start training tomorrow 👉🏻 CLICK link in bio 👆🏻 or here 👉🏻 https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1502035195&promoterid=1502350925 
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The Sanlam Cape Town Virtual Marathon has a race for everyone.

With the introduction of our brand new half marathon route, you can now take part in this first of its kind virtual experience over 5km, 10km, 21km or 42km from anywhere in the world. Join the global community and run Cape Town's streets your way. #RunForSomething #TheRaceIsOn
Comrades Marathon 2021 Training 🏃🏼 There are Comrades Marathon 2021 Training 🏃🏼 There are just over 350 days to the start of Comrades 2021😱, which gives you enough time to prepare for Comrades 2021 💪🏻. If you are wondering how to approach your training, then contact our running coach, Nick Bester who has oodles of Comrades experience.

To find out more about our coach Nick and his Comrades Marathon experience have a look about our blog about him here: https://www.africamarathons.com/running-comrades-marathon-with-just-a-little-bester/ 
Nick has just stepped into full-time coaching so it's the perfect time to make contact.  You can get hold of Nick NOW at: justalilbester@gmail.com. 
We look forward to welcoming more runners along our journey to Comrades Marathon 2021 and 2022. Join the team 🦒🏃‍♂️
🏃‍♂️@comradesmarathon Race The Legends Vi 🏃‍♂️@comradesmarathon Race The Legends Virtual Race with @africamarathons 🦒🏃🏼 Thank to all the runners 🏃‍♂️ that entered Comrades Marathons #RaceTheLegends as part of Team Africa Marathons 🙏🏻 We had more than 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ entries which showed the Comrades Marathon Association that we are serious 💪🏻 about our future partnership with them. 
So A BIG THANK YOU to everyone that got involved 🙏🏻 Make contact NOW to secure your spot for 2021 with Team Africa Marathons and experience the event of a lifetime with an amazing Team! ☎ Call: +44 (0) 1932 361807 (UK) 🇬🇧
Call: 1 844 390 1798 (USA Toll-free) 🇺🇸
🌐 Visit our website and we'll call you back on request - www.africamarathons.com
📧 Email us: info@africamarathons.com

Sign up for our Newsletter to stay in the loop 🏃🏼🦒: ➡️ https://newsletter.africamarathons.com/sign-up.

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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!