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.

A summary of all your choices is below:

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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.

A summary of all your choices is below:

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The Running Mann’s Guide to March 2022 Marathons

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

Road running is back in full swing in March with 16 Marathons and 3 ultras spread across 4 weekends. Having run every one of these options I can tell you there are some stunners on the schedule. Continue reading “The Running Mann’s Guide to March 2022 Marathons”

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The Running Mann’s Guide to February 2022 Marathons

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

The road running calendar is starting to normalise again with a dozen marathons spread all around the country. It’s great to see some old favourites along with some new comers.  Continue reading “The Running Mann’s Guide to February 2022 Marathons”

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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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The Running Mann’s Guide to March Marathons & Ultras

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

There are fantastic marathon running options in every corner of our beautiful country during March which makes this the ideal month for a running vacation (that’s a holiday planned around marathons – not a break from running!). Continue reading “The Running Mann’s Guide to March Marathons & Ultras”

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The Running Mann’s Guide to February 2020 Marathons

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

Marathon running is making the most of the leap year: February is the busiest month for marathon running in 2020 with 29 days and 27 options.  There is something for everyone – from big marathons like Jeppe, Pretoria and Peninsula through to the the smallest qualifier marathon in the country with – Spitskop in Upington who had just 6 finshers in 2019.  Continue reading “The Running Mann’s Guide to February 2020 Marathons”

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The Running Mann’s Guide to 2020 January Marathons

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This article provides detailed information on all South Africa’s January 2020 marathons including race descriptions and recommendations.

South African marathons go on hiatus from the beginning of December until the middle of January. As a marathon running obsessive, I normally get withdrawal symptoms during the break (symptoms include a lethargy in the legs and a noticeable swelling in the belly) so I try to get my first marathon of the year done at the earliest opportunity. The good news is that there are seven magnificent options to choose from in January.

Experience an Ottosdal sunset – one of seven magnificent marathon running options in January.

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The Running Mann’s Guide to December Marathons

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

For those that want to put a down payment on the festive food intake, there are just four marathons to choose from in December before the marathon running calendar goes on hiatus.

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