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!
In order to register for Big Five Marathon, you must sign up for one of the tour packages.
The Big Five Marathon is an exclusive event that combines a challenging marathon experience with a classic African safari vacation.
The Big Five Marathon in South Africa is held among the wildlife of the African savannah.
In one of the most spectacular game reserves in Africa the challenging route goes 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!
The event features both a marathon and a half marathon distance.
REGISTRATION FOR 2023 OPENS 29. SEPTEMBER
Our Covid-19 Peace of Mind Policy
We understand that many of you may still wonder how Covid-19 will effect travelling in the year to come, which is why we have outlined our policy for possible Covid-19 travel restrictions to give you peace of mind while still being able to secure your spot at the Big Five Marathon.
- If the race is cancelled by Albatros Adventure Marathons, you will receive a full refund of the payments made to Albatros Adventure Marathons.
- If the race is postponed to a later date, you will have the choice between moving your entry to the new date or receive a full refund of payments made to Albatros Adventure Marathons. Note that the decision to cancel or postpone the race will be taken no later than 4 weeks prior to the event, but in most cases the decision will be taken at least 8 weeks in advance.
- If official travel restrictions prohibiting you from travelling to South Africa are in place 30 days before the event, you can cancel your booking and receive a full refund of the payments made to Albatros Adventure Marathons. This includes restrictions disabling you to depart from your home country as well as restrictions banning you from entering South Africa due to Covid-19 regulations.