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

January 6, 2021
Two Oceans Marathon

The Latest Update from Two Oceans Marathon 2021

So much has changed over the past 12 months including the cancellation of Two Oceans Marathon 2020 and many other […]
December 11, 2020
All the Comrades Marathon Stats You Ever Wanted To Know

A Complete Guide to Comrades Marathon

There is so much history to this ‘Ultimate Human Race’ that we decided to highlight it in a complete guide […]
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 […]

Follow Us On Instagram

Happy 31st Birthday to our fantastic coach @justal Happy 31st Birthday to our fantastic coach @justalilbester πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

Have an amazing day Nick!!!πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸŽ‚πŸΎ

#africamarathons #instarunners #runnersofinstagram #ukrunchat
Yep it’s RACE DAY!!!!πŸ₯³ Good luck to everyone Yep it’s RACE DAY!!!!πŸ₯³

Good luck to everyone today across the world 🌍 running the Virtual @victoriafallsmarathon πŸ‘πŸ»

#africamarathons #victoriafalls #ukrunchat #runnersofinstagram #instarunners #vicfallsmarathon2020 

@victoriafallsmarathon RACE DAY! 

We will be monitoring our social media accounts for any photos we get tagged in and reposting them to our story. Our favourites will receive one of 6 entries to next year's event or the top prize of a 2 return flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls. So tag us and use #RunVicfallsVirtually, #VicFallsMarathon2020 or #VirtualVicFallsMarathon to be in with a chance of winning!

Remember you need to run the race at any point in the 24 hour period of 00:00 CAT on 13 December to 23:59 CAT. 

You can start your race at any point, just go to your app and select "Start Race." Then listen to the prompts on the app as you #RunVicFallsVirtually.

We hope you enjoy the race and can't wait to see the pictures and videos from your run!
We always love reading about the great @gerdarun C We always love reading about the great @gerdarun Comrades journey that started in 2015. Check out the stats below. It just shows you what you can achieve with hard work! Wow!πŸ‘ 

Bring on 2021 and more Ultra and Marathon success!πŸ₯³πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦

#africamarathons #ultramarathon #marathon #runnersofinstagram #instarunners #comrades 


@comradesmarathon #ComradesWomanWednesday: 
Gerda Steyn from a #BillRowanMedal to #ComradesGold πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡

What many do not know is that Gerda started her Comrades career in 2015. She was an unknown runner, placing 39th and winning a #BillRowanMedal in a time of 08:19:08. She came back again and again shortening her time. Four years later, she won the @comradesmarathon placing first in a time of 05:58:53. Gerda is the first woman to complete the Up Run in under 6 hours.

These are her Comrades Marathon stats: 

2015- 39th (08:19:08)
2016- 9th (07:08:23)
2017- 3rd (06:45:45)
2018- 2nd (06:15:34)
2019- 1st (05:58:53)

Her achievements showed us all that with hard work, tenacious dedication, and unwavering positivity anything is possible. πŸ™Œ

#GoldenGerda #ComradesLeadingLady #ComradesWomanWednesday #ComradesChampion @gerdarun
Just 4️⃣ days to go until the Virtual @victori Just 4️⃣ days to go until the Virtual @victoriafallsmarathon πŸ₯³

There are some amazing prizes on offer for every entrant. Do get involved wherever you are running in the world!πŸŒπŸ‡ΏπŸ‡Ό 

#victoriafallsmarathon #africamarathons #runchat #ukrunchat #instarunners #runnersofinstagram 

@victoriafallsmarathon 4 days left before we run our first virtual event! You can win great prizes worth over $12 000!
Start of the new week - Dream big!😊 . @comrad Start of the new week - Dream big!😊


@comradesmarathon #MondayMood Aim higher, dare to dream, dream big! πŸ…πŸ™ŒπŸ‘ 


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!