Marathon races in South Africa

Racing in South Africa

See the South African countryside afoot running the vast number of marathons offered in this amazing and inspiring nation. Landscape untouched by modernism, there is nothing but wide open spaces where runners can challenge themselves while seeing nature in the raw. Race through Kruger National Park, a spectator to the wild, quietly making your way through natural habitat. For flat runners, there is the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, hit the town running to see all it has to offer. Touting the greatest Ultramarathon on Earth, the South African Comrades Marathan is 90 kilometers, known to push even the most elite marathon enthusiasts beyond their own physical limits. Each run is different and offers something unique to beginners and experts alike.

Quick facts


Region: Africa
Capital: Pretoria
Population: 55 Million