For the athlete looking to run alongside the most exotic creatures ever witnessed, the Serengeti Marathon courses through the Serengeti National Park. Or, try your hand at the Victoria Falls Marathon that takes place in Zimbabwe, Zambia.
Running through the Zambezi National Park, participants get scenic waterfall views abound. For the beachcomber, the Mauritius Marathon has been termed one of the most beautiful marathons in the world. The race runs through blue lagoons on both sides and Creolan Villages that are nearly untouched, as if frozen in time.
The runner who is looking for a little more challenging course than the flat and fast will find what they desire running the Rift Marathon. The trail of the Rift Marathon goes through the UNESCO World Heritage Ruwenzori Mountains. Excellent not just for the mountain backdrop, the marathon is held to support a great cause.
The proceeds from the marathon go to local charities that work with disabled children. Whatever it is that motivates you to hit the pavement running will definitely be enhanced by the abundance of spectacular uniqueness that can be found in Africa. With so many marathons in Africa 2019 to choose from, what are you waiting for? Register and get training today!
You will need certain vaccinations to keep yourself safe when traveling to Africa. Consult your physician to ensure that yours are up to date ahead of time
Overseas travelers will require specific documentation to enter Africa. Make sure that you have everything you need for entrance to go smoothly
Try to stick to tourist areas after dark
Bring along an adapter to charge your appliances
You don’t need to worry about the internet; it is accessible in most cities around Africa
Trail-Marathon des Papillons, Kpalimé, Togo, Reviewed 24 October, 2018
This race made me fall in love with trail running. Though it was s small race, it was very well organized with plenty of support along the course. The best part of the race was the beautiful scenery, ...
19 February, 2018
I ran the 42.195km in my Bib No 42
Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, Reviewed 16 May, 2018
Absolutely stunning route and cheerful crowds, especially on the uphills towards the end of the route. Great organization at the start and along the route. Not too crowded after the first 1-3kms.
29 March, 2018