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

July 10, 2020
Mo Farah 2015 - Victory

Mo Farah confirmed to race Cape Town Marathon 10km Virtual Peace Run

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Chairman, Francois Pienaar made this announcement yesterday 9 July 2020, “I am thrilled to confirm that […]
July 9, 2020
The Great Gerda Steyn Breaking the Comrades Marathon Record

The Great Gerda Steyn

Gerda Steyn is a great success story, from not making her high school cross-country team to taking South Africa’s road […]
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 […]
CAPE TOWN VIRTUAL MARATHON 🇿🇦 Rekindle that CAPE TOWN VIRTUAL MARATHON 🇿🇦

Rekindle that deep sense of community and solidarity that a running race provides by challenge yourself and your family and friends to be a part of the Cape Town Virtual Marathon with Mo Farah 🏃🏿‍♂️ (@ctmarathon virtual marathon ambassador) and @africamarathons International Team🦒🏃🏻‍♂️ 

No matter where you are in the world🌍, you can restore those lost connections 🤙🏻 and be a part of a race like no other - the Cape Town Virtual Marathon. 

Clink Link here 👉🏻 https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1502035195&promoterid=1502350925 OR in bio 👆🏻
We're SO EXCITED 😱 that the World Champ, Multip We're SO EXCITED 😱 that the World Champ, Multiple Olympian and Gold Medallist, Sir Mo Farah, 🏃🏿‍♂️ will race in the 10km Cape Town Marathon Virtual Peace Run 🇿🇦 in the UK 🇬🇧 on the 18th of October. 

🌟 That's 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ days from today😱 🌟

@africamarathons Africa, @ctmarathon race organisers and running enthusiasts are getting ready for a race with a difference! 👌🏻 

Run 🏃🏻‍♂️the Cape Town Marathon Virtual Run with Mo Farah 🏃🏿‍♂️ and the Africa Marathons 🦒 International Team on the 18th of October. 

Clink Link here 👉🏻 https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1502035195&promoterid=1502350925 OR in bio 👆🏻 

Let's do this 💪🏻

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BREAKING NEWS: Multiple Olympian, World and European Champ, Gold Medalist, and undoubtedly the greatest runner of our time, Sir Mo Farah, is joining us as the official Sanlam Cape Town Virtual Marathon Ambassador, and will run the Sanlam Cape Town 10km Virtual Peace Run in the UK on 18 October! Join him, no matter where you are in the world - enter today! (link in bio)

#mofarah #ctmarathon #TheRaceIsOn  #RunForSomething #ARaceLikeNoOther @gomofarah
The Great Gerda Steyn @gerdarun 💪🏻 🏃🏼‍♀️

A great success story from not making her high school cross-country team to taking South Africa’s road running crown 👑 and winning the hearts ❤️ of the people. 

We were so excited 😁 to see Gerda Steyn’s 🇿🇦 performance in the @comradesmarathon ‘Down’ run this year after she obliterated Russian 🇷🇺 Elena Nurgalieva’s ‘Up’ run record of 6:09.24 by coming in 17th overall in 5:58.53 😱. We'll have to wait till 2021 now to see what she will do on a Comrades 'Down' run. 

Gerda lives in Dubai with her husband Duncan, who is an airline pilot 👨🏼‍✈️. She was interviewed by @runnersworldmag last month and we've just shared the interview.  Go take a look to learn more about this incredible, smiling, humble and inspirational runner 👉🏻 https://www.africamarathons.com/the-great-gerda-steyn/

Contact us to find out more information about how you can join @africamarathons International 2021 @comradesmarathon 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
ABOUT AFRICA MARATHONS 🦒🏃🏼‍♀️⠀
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Official Tour Operator 🇬🇧 ⠀
🧡 Comrades Marathon ⠀
🧡 Cape Town Marathon⠀
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Together, as the founders and directors of Africa Marathons, we have spent nearly 4️⃣0️⃣ years in African 🌍 tourism and as your Africa Marathons team, 🦒🏃🏼‍♀️ we have a passion for Africa that is still as strong today 💪🏻 as it was the first time we visited the continent 👌🏻.⠀
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We're excited to combine that passion 💛 with our personal experiences 🏃🏼 gained from sporting events in Africa 🌍, and share with you the joy you will find in running Africa.⠀
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Every Africa Marathons' package includes:⠀
✔️ Hotel stay, race entry assistance, event transport, pre- & post meals and social events⠀
✔️ A highly personal approach to planning itineraries⠀
✔️The advice of top industry professionals that specialise in emerging and re-emerging destinations⠀
✔️Africa Marathons' team running shirt⠀
✔️ As the proud owners of Tailormade Africa, we also provide personalised, tailor-made African travel and tailor-made African safaris.⠀
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Contact us to find out more information about how you can join the Africa Marathons International Team: ⠀
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☎ 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
@ctmarathon Virtual Race is happening in 3 months. @ctmarathon Virtual Race is happening in 3 months. Enter NOW with @africamarathons International Team NOW 👉🏻 https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/EventCategories.aspx?itemid=1502035195 (link in bio). 

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2020 will be a virtual race like no other.

We are building an unrivalled virtual experience that will bring runners together from across the globe in an immersive race through our city's beautiful streets.

Get ready to take on the world from wherever you are. #TheRaceIsOn

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!