September 13, 2021
Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

What does it mean to become an Abbott World Marathon Majors race?

Joining an elite group of races namely, London Marathon, New York Marathon, Boston Marathon, Chicago Marathon, Berlin Marathon and Tokyo […]
September 3, 2021
Cape Town Marathon 2022

Cape Town Marathon – the road to the world’s 7th Abbott World Marathon Majors

Just more than a week ago the news broke that the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has officially been confirmed as […]
March 30, 2021
Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge Logo

‘Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge’ is Launched

Riding on the coattails of last year’s virtual event success, Africa Marathons is super excited to invite you to join […]
March 24, 2021
Race The Comrades Legends

‘Race The Comrades Legends’ Profit Share

For those of you who missed last years inaugural ‘Race The Comrades Legends’ event, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) decided […]
March 11, 2021
Comrades Marathon 2020 Date

Comrades Marathon 2022 is a Down Run

The cancelling of Comrades 2021 must have left most of you with questions about Comrades Marathon 2022 and the Virtual […]
February 10, 2021

The Centenary Comrades Marathon 2021 Cancelled

The dawn of the new year had us all excited for the return to racing and for Comrades 2021 – […]
February 5, 2021
Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Finish

Two Oceans Marathon 2021 Race Update

In their last update on 23 December 2020, the Two Oceans Marathon organisers indicated that they were monitoring the surge […]
January 27, 2021
Comrades Marathon 2020 Race Information

The Latest Comrades 2021 Race Update

Comrades Marathon 2021 is currently scheduled to take place on Sunday, 13 June 2021 which is anticipated to be the […]
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 […]
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 […]
October 14, 2020
First Comrades Marathon - History

Comrades Marathon History

Next year is a big one for the iconic Comrades Marathon.  It’s the year we celebrate the century and 95th […]
October 10, 2020
Two Oceans Marathon Womens Highlights

Two Oceans Marathon Women’s Highlights

Out of the 29 women’s Two Oceans 56km Ultra Marathon winners, it wasn’t easy to pick a few highlights.  We’ve […]
October 5, 2020
Top Tips for Injury Prevention in Runners

How to Reduce the Risk of Injury while Training for a Marathon

If you are about to take on training for a marathon, congratulations! Nothing beats the feeling when you cross that […]
August 27, 2020
Kipchoge vs Bekele London Marathon 2020

London Marathon 2020 – The battle between Kenya and Ethiopia

Could Bekele beat Kipchoge at the London Marathon 2020? They’ve faced off several times before, but London could be their […]
August 25, 2020
Joshua Cheptegei World Record Holder

Joshua Cheptegei the new kid on the block

Joshua Cheptegei has been on the world scene for some time now, but had never taken any major titles, until […]
August 12, 2020

Virtual Marathon – Give it your BESTer supported by Africa Marathons

This is the perfect opportunity to put your fitness levels to the test by committing to a date and distance […]
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 […]
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. […]
June 3, 2020
Comrades Marathon Race the Legends Team Africa Marathons

Comrades Marathon Race the Legends

As the Official Tour Operator to the Comrades Marathon, we were all very sad to see the cancellation of this […]
May 26, 2020
Cape Town Marathon Virtual Race App

The Cape Town Marathon Virtual Race

“We’re living in uncertain times and everyone is trying to make sense of what the possible future could hold for […]
May 21, 2020

Be a Part of the World’s Biggest Virtual Event and Race the Comrades Legends

The ultimate human race will commence on the 14th of June 2020 just not as a mass participation event in […]
May 14, 2020
Comrades Marathon 2020 Cancelled

Breaking News – Comrades Marathon 2020 Has Been Cancelled

The dreaded news we’ve all been waiting for, the Comrades Marathon Association have decided to cancel Comrades Marathon 2020. We […]
May 8, 2020
Bongmusa Mthembu Previous Town Oceans Mens Winner

Who Will Take The Two Oceans 2021 Men’s Title?

Will defending champion Bong’musa Mthembu be back to defend his title at Two Oceans 2021?  That’s the question everyone is […]
May 1, 2020
Gerda Steyns Two Oceans Journey

Gerda Steyn’s Two Oceans Marathon Journey

Gerda Steyn is going for a hat-trick of wins at the Two Oceans Marathon 2021.  The two-time defending Two Oceans […]
April 23, 2020
Cape Town City Tour with Run Cape Town

Cape Town City Running Tour with Run Cape Town

Gemma enjoyed a Cape Town City Running Tour with Run Cape Town recently, and this is her experience. An early […]
April 7, 2020
Comrades Marathon 2020 CMA Chairperson Cheryl Winn Message

Message from the Comrades Marathon Association Chairperson

Comrades Marathon 2020 is fast approaching and with the current coronavirus situation facing Comrades athletes, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) […]
March 26, 2020
21-Day AM Challenge 2020 with Nick Bester

The 21-Day ‘AM’ Challenge with Nick Bester

Forming good habits is how we improve ourselves professionally, personally and physically.  The 21/90 rule says that you need to […]
March 24, 2020
Nick Bester Online Coach Morning Routine

Coach Nick Bester’s Morning Exercise Routine

Many of us are currently finding ourselves in lockdown, so our African Marathon’s coach, Nick Bester, shows us his favourite […]
March 22, 2020
Bester's Best Running Tips During Self Isolation - Keep Your Personal Space

Bester’s Best Running Tips During Self-isolation

Now that the entire world is in the process of taking a breather, so should we.  Stop.  Breathe and look […]
March 19, 2020
The Story of Paul Sinton-Hewitt ParkRun Founder

Parkrun – We will get through this together

The all familiar and very dear parkrun will NOT be happening this Saturday, which is understandable but unsettling all at […]
March 18, 2020
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News Flash – Comrades 2020 to go ahead as planned until further notice

The Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) Board convened an urgent meeting this past Monday evening (Monday, 16.3.2020) in light of the outbreak of […]
March 8, 2020
Africa Marathons Ambassador Jordan Foster

Celebrating Women in Running This International Women’s Day

Given today is International Women’s Day, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to celebrate women and specifically their […]
February 26, 2020
Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Finish

Top Tips for Ultra Marathon Training

By Gemma Oates, Africa Marathons team member & Physiotherapist. With runners in the midst of Comrades Marathon training right now, I […]
January 29, 2020
Comrades Marathon is Camaraderie like no other

Run Comrades Marathon 2020 with Africa Marathons

With Comrades Marathon being less than five months away and with our entries selling like hotcakes, we suggest you get […]
January 15, 2020
Strength training for runners

Strength Training for Runners

By Gemma Oates, Africa Marathons team member & Physiotherapist. As a Physiotherapist and a runner myself, I am aware of […]
January 1, 2020
Running Table Mountain with Run Cape Town

Table Mountain Trail Run with Run Cape Town

On my recent trip to Cape Town with my running friends, I booked a run tour around Table Mountain with […]
December 18, 2019
Gemma with Run Cape Town

My Year of Running in South Africa

So much has happened this year while running in South Africa. Moving to South Africa in the middle of the […]
December 10, 2019
Nick Bester Africa Marathons Coach

Bester’s Best Tips for the Comrades Marathon 2020 Down Run

The Comrades Marathon 2020 down run, may sound a little easier, but make no mistake it is as difficult if […]
December 5, 2019
Comrades Marathon Gold Label Status

Comrades Marathon Gold Label Status

The Comrades Marathon has been awarded Gold Label status by the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU). The accolade is a […]
November 27, 2019
Benefits of joining a running club

What are the Benefits of Joining a Running Club?

Running clubs are becoming ever more popular, and it is not surprising why. As a member of a running club […]
November 19, 2019
Top Tips for Injury Prevention in Runners

8 Top Tips for Injury Prevention in Runners

By Gemma Oates, Africa Marathons team member & Physiotherapist Running injuries are common, and up to 80% of runners can […]
November 15, 2019
Africa Marathons Comrades Marathon Ambassadors

Our Africa Marathons Comrades Marathon Ambassadors

Africa Marathons are pleased to announce that we have two Comrades Marathon Ambassadors, Jordan Foster and Danny O’Reilly, joining us […]
November 10, 2019
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Run Cape Town Marathon 2020

We have reached that time of year when many people are starting to plan running goals and races for 2020. […]
October 30, 2019
comrades marathon in south africa

10 Comrades Marathon 2020 Facts

1. The First Comrades Marathon The first-ever Comrades Marathon was held on Empire Day, which was on 24th May 1921. […]
October 23, 2019
Running Comrades Marathon with Just A Little Bester

Running Comrades Marathon With Just A Little Bester

We take a look at running the Comrades Marathon with Just A Little Bester. Meet the passionate runner and online […]
October 22, 2019

What is the Comrades Marathon Distance in 2020?

Want to know a bit more about the Comrades 2020, specifically what the Comrades Marathon distance will be, then look […]
October 20, 2019
Can I Guarantee My Comrades Marathon 2020 Registration

Can I Guarantee My Comrades Marathon 2020 Registration?

Comrades Marathon 2020 registration opens on 28th October 2019, so there is not long to go. In view of this, […]
October 18, 2019
Comrades Marathon 2020 Date

What is the Comrades Marathon 2020 Date?

The next Comrades Marathon will be held on 14th June 2020. It starts at 05.30 in the City Hall, Pietermaritzburg […]
October 11, 2019
Comrades Marathon Entry 2020

How to get your Comrades Marathon Entry 2020

With the entries to the Comrades Marathon 2020 opening in just a few weeks, it’s time to get planning, so […]
October 5, 2019
Comrades Marathon 2020 Race Information

Comrades Marathon 2020 Race Information

Comrades Marathon 2020 race information and basically everything you need to know about The Ultimate Human Race. The Comrades Marathon […]
October 3, 2019
Comrades Marathon 2020

Comrades Marathon 2020 Launch

Comrades Marathon 2020 runners have been given a license to dream. With the just unveiled #Comrades2020 campaign slogan, ‘Iphupho Lami […]
October 1, 2019
Avoiding a marathon disaster in 2019

Overcome These 5 Marathon Disasters in 2020

You feel ready, you trained well, your taper was on point, your diet spot on and you would like to […]
September 25, 2019
Top 5 Tips for Taking on the Comrades Marathon

Top 5 Tips for Taking on the Comrades Marathon

With the Comrades Marathon press release and official media launch coming up soon on 2nd October 2019, some of you […]
September 23, 2019
Run Cape Town Lions Head and Signal Hill Trail Run

Run Cape Town – Lions Head and Signal Hill Trail Run

When planning my trip to Cape Town with Africa Marathons, I decided that it would be great to explore some […]
September 18, 2019
Cape Town Marathon 10km Race

Cape Town Marathon 10km Race Re-Cap

After months of preparation and excitement, the Cape Town Marathon weekend was finally here! As you may know, if you’ve […]
September 11, 2019
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Cape Town Marathon 2019 – All You Need To Know

With just a few days to go to the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2019, here is all the information you’ll […]
September 6, 2019
sanlam cape town marathon

Last Minute Cape Town Marathon Race Day Tips

Cape Town Marathon – only days away! With the Cape Town Marathon race day fast approaching, many people are switching […]
August 30, 2019
Gemma meets up with the Cape Town Marathon team

My Cape Town Marathon Journey with Gemma

The marathon sign up! As some of you may already know, I am from England and have recently moved to […]
August 22, 2019

Last chance to enter the Cape Town Marathon

The count down to the Cape Town Marathon – last chance to enter! With entries closing to the Cape Town […]
August 19, 2019
Durban Savages Challenge - First Race Re-cap with Gemma

Durban Savages Challenge – Race Re-cap with Gemma

Officially being a Durban resident, the priority for me was to take part in a local running event, bring on […]
June 17, 2019
Gemma & Ben Two Oceans Marathon 2019

Two Oceans Half Marathon 2019 – Race Report

Gemma Oates ran the Two Oceans Half Marathon 2019 and this is her race report I had been excited for […]
June 13, 2019
The spirit of Comrades Marathon 2019

The 2019 Comrades Marathon results are in

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) hosted an exclusive #Comrades2019 Champions Breakfast at the Tsogo Sun Elangeni Hotel in Durban on […]
May 31, 2019

Who will take the honours at Comrades Marathon 2019?

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) recently announced a strong contention of both South African and International athletes for the 94th […]
April 8, 2019
Treadmill Running Studio for Marathon Training

What – Treadmill Classes for Marathon Training?

Yes, you heard us correctly we mentioned marathon training and treadmill in the same sentence! Okay, give us 5 minutes […]
April 1, 2019
comrades marathon in south africa

See Africa by Running Marathons

Do you have Africa and running a marathon on your bucket list? What if you combined two of your loves […]
March 8, 2019
Developing Mental Fitness as a Runner

How to Develop Mental Fitness as a Runner

Runners devote a lot of time to their training plan. No matter what the goal, it’s often hard not to […]
February 24, 2019
Table Mountain as backdrop to the Cape Town Marathon

Sightseeing Before or After the Cape Town Marathon?

The scenario is a common one: You commit to a destination race in some faraway locale, like the Cape Town […]
November 19, 2018

So Who’s Entered the 2019 Comrades Marathon?

November 8, 2018
St Helana Festival of Running

2018 St Helena Festival of Running

October 29, 2018

Comrades Marathon 2019 Entries Closed

October 22, 2018
Comrades Marathon 2019

2019 Comrades Marathon Entry Process Opened

July 13, 2018

The Challenge of Filming the Sierra Leone Marathon

June 14, 2018

100 Days to the Cape Town Marathon

May 31, 2018

Sierra Leone back on the Tourist Map Thanks to Charity Marathon

May 21, 2018

Running the World’s Craziest Marathon! Sierra Leone, Here I Run …

April 19, 2018

Refresh Like Nothing Else at the Comrades Marathon

December 13, 2017

What is Marathon Travel?

September 27, 2017

Sierra Leone Marathon: How Running is Rebooting Tourism

September 12, 2017

Running for the Worthiest Cause in Sierra Leone

August 27, 2017

Sierra Leone: Run for their Lives

July 21, 2017

Six Reasons You Need to Visit Sierra Leone – Sue Watt

March 13, 2017
sanlam cape town marathon

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Awarded Gold Label Status