17 June 2023

Big Five Marathon

17 June 2023

The wildest of them all

Marathon & Half Marathon

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.



Race distances

Want to share this experience of a lifetime with your friend or partner?

No problem!

Runners of all levels can run the wildest of them all with these options.


Full Marathon
42.2 km
Half Marathon
21.1 km


Both distances take place at the same time, and share the first and last part of the course.

Just select your preferred distance when booking.

Race info

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Incredible place to do a marathon!

Shannon Rahlves
2015 Big Five Marathon finisher