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!
Bring along an adapter to charge your appliances
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
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
You don’t need to worry about the internet; it is accessible in most cities around Africa
Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, Reviewed 03 June, 2019
Always well organised. I have run this event 7 times and it has been a different route every single time. It is a flat, city marathon, but the location gives incredible beauty. Definitely one of Afric...
There is a 10KM and a marathon for this event. Why not run the full marathon?
Ile-Ife Heritage Marathon, Reviewed 11 February, 2019
My second year running Ife. Totally liked the new course and weather was kind too. Great organization from start to end, volunteers were impressive. What worked for you? - Volunteers on point - Locat...
02 February, 2019
Ile-Ife Heritage Marathon, Reviewed 05 February, 2019
Thanks to the organizers for a great race really. I had a great time and I’ll look forward to next years! I started late so missed the first 5km lap, but despite that I continued on with the race and...
02 February, 2019
I started late so missed the first 5km lap, but despite that I continued on with the race and it was the best decision ever. The vibe, the route, the volunteers, the support bikes all made my run memorable. I plan to be better prepared for next years and to run the full marathon with friends.
Trail-Marathon des Papillons, 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