14 June 2025

Big Five Marathon

14 June 2025

The wildest of them all!

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.

For questions about the race, entry packages or help with booking, write us at info@adventure-marathon.com


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.

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Incredible place to do a marathon!

Shannon Rahlves
2015 Big Five Marathon finisher