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What’s So Great About Marathons In Africa? What Isn’t?!

What’s So Great About Marathons In Africa? What Isn’t?!

If you are looking for your next destination marathon or looking to run your first, Africa is one of the most spectacular countries to find inspiration. From jungle to desert terrain, there are hidden treasures abound.
An escape from the everyday, the scenery of the African countryside is unimaginable. Many places completely devoid of modernity, you will experience sites you never even dreamed.
Regardless if you are a novice runner or a marathon diehard, with so many marathons in Afric ... Continue Reading

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Marathon Comar de Tunis - Carthage

Tunisia, Tunis 01 December, 2019
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Carthage Race Marathon 2020 AIMS-IAAF

Tunisia, Carthage 23 February, 2020
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ILE-IFE HERITAGE MARATHON  (Local Registration)

Nigeria, Ile-Ife 02 February, 2020
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Int'l Marathon Zanzibar NE-Coast

Tanzania, Kiwengwa 18 September, 2020
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Banjul marathon

Gambia, Serrekunda 23 February, 2020
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Trail-Marathon des Papillons

Togo, Kpalime 15 February, 2020

Trail-Marathon du Mt. Agou

Togo, Kpalime 16 February, 2020
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FEZ INTERNATIONAL MARATHON - MOROCCO

Morocco, Fès 12 January, 2020
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International Marathon of Marrakech

Morocco, Marrakesh 26 January, 2020

Ile-Ife Heritage Marathon

Nigeria, 02 February, 2020

Int'l Marathon Zanzibar SE-Coast

Tanzania, Bwejuu 14 September, 2020

Things To Think About

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If you are going to run in a hilly marathon, you will have to consider how the altitude will affect your running abilities

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Consider bringing some energy snacks, just in case they aren’t readily available

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Make sure that you have the basics of first aid like Motrin and blister band-aids for post-marathon soreness

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Since there are many remote areas that you might want to travel to, renting a car might be a good idea

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If you are traveling to Africa for a marathon, plan to do other things while there. Booking ahead will ensure that you don’t miss out


Marathons in Africa 2019, which one will inspire you?

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!

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Marathon Comar de Tunis - Carthage

Tunisia, Tunis 01 December, 2019

Good to Know

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Bring along an adapter to charge your appliances

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Overseas travelers will require specific documentation to enter Africa. Make sure that you have everything you need for entrance to go smoothly

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Try to stick to tourist areas after dark

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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

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You don’t need to worry about the internet; it is accessible in most cities around Africa

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