In order to register for Big Five Marathon, all international runners must sign up for one of the tour packages.
Like all Albatros Adventure Marathons™, the Big Five Marathon is designed to be more than just a race. It's also about enjoying time together with family, friends and other running-minded spirits. Spectators welcome!
The Big Five Marathon in South Africa is held among the wildlife of the African savannah.
The Big Five Marathon takes you on an adventure through the South-Africa's Savannah of Entabeni.
In one of the most spectacular game reserves in Africa the challenging route crosses right through the habitat of the African game, including the famous Big Five: Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard.
No fences, no rivers, nothing at all separates the runners from the African wildlife!
But It’s not only about the race. Our entry packages give you a chance to explore the many sides of South Africa; its rich culture, mouth-watering cuisine, and spectacular nature. We will take you to some of our favorite places, to be shared with fellow running-minded travelers, friends, and family.
The event features both a Marathon and a Half-Marathon distance.