The Running Mann’s Guide to January 2023 Marathons

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This article provides detailed information on all South Africa’s January 2023 marathons including race descriptions and recommendations. You can find the full 2023 marathon / ultra calendar here.

South African marathons go on hiatus from the beginning of December until the middle of January. A summary of your choices is below:

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The Running Mann’s Guide to November & December 2022 Marathons

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This article provides detailed information on all South Africa’s November and December marathons including race descriptions, recommendations and travel information.

A summary of all your choices is below:

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The Running Mann’s Guide to October 2022 Marathons

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This article provides detailed information on all South Africa’s October marathons and ultras including race descriptions, recommendations and travel information.

It’s a bit late so I’m just doing the basics this month. Will try to get the November / December article out with more time to spare!

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The Running Mann’s Guide to August / September 2022 Marathons & Ultras

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This article provides detailed information on all South Africa’s August and September marathons and ultras including race descriptions, recommendations and travel information.

An August Comrades’ means that there is no much happening over these two months but the few options available are quality runs.

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The Running Mann’s Guide to July 2022 Marathons & Ultras

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This article provides detailed information on all South Africa’s July marathons and ultras including race descriptions, recommendations and travel information.

It’s slim pickings in July with just ten confirmed marathons and ultras at the time of writing.

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The Running Mann’s Guide to June 2022 Marathons & Ultras

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This article provides detailed information on all South Africa’s June marathons and ultras including race descriptions, recommendations and travel information.

There’s a paltry ten options for the road running enthusiast this June which is surprising since this should be a peak Comrades training month.

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The Running Mann’s Guide to May 2022 Marathons

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This article provides detailed information on all South Africa’s May marathons including race descriptions, recommendations and travel information.

Unless you’re triskaidekaphobic, the good news is that after a very quiet April there are 13 marathon and ultra options in May.

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The Running Mann’s Guide to April/May Marathons & Ultras

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This article provides detailed information on all South Africa’s April and May marathons including race descriptions, recommendations and travel information.

April is ultra month, with seven ultras dominating pairing nicely with the seven standard marathons on offer. There are just six road ultras in the world with over 1,000 finishers – five are run in South Africa and three of them are held in April (my own personal favourite ultra is the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon over the Easter weekend).

It’s also the busiest May I’ve ever seen with five options including the new Midvaal Marathon and the reintroduction of the False Bay 50. The Cross Province Marathon is the only new race in April. Continue reading “The Running Mann’s Guide to April/May Marathons & Ultras”

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