Media

Welcome to The Big Five Marathon Media Hub, your resource for accredited media.

MEDIA HUB & GALLERY

You can access images, videos, logos, the latest brochure and our current press guide for The Big Five Marathon and all events organized by Albatros Adventure Marathons.

Please credit all photos and videos with the name: Albatros Adventure Marathons.

Materials can only be used for editorial purposes, unless permission has been granted by Albatros Adventure Marathons for other use. 
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MEDIA QUERIES & CONTACT

For specific questions related to The Big Five Marathon or our other events, please contact us at:

Tel: +45 36 98 98 38
info@adventure-marathon.com

 

If you are a member of the press and would like to request press accreditation, please send your request to:

Steen Albrechtsen, Press Manager
sa@albatros-travel.dk.

 

History of Albatros Adventure Marathons, Organizers of The Big Five Marathon

It all began with in 1998 with a crazy idea to run a marathon on the Great Wall of China. In 1999, this idea became a reality with the running of the first Great Wall Marathon. The initial success of this "adventure marathon" concept led to the creation of a new organizing authority, Albatros Adventure Marathons, which set out to unite international runners through challenges hosted in locations of exceptional natural beauty and historical significance.

Today, The Big Five Marathon is just one in a series of annual and internationally-recognized, running travel events that Albatros Adventure Marathons organizes around the world. 

The Big Five Marathon is also one of the most popular and sells out every year within days of registration opening.

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What others thought

Very nice nature, animals and everything else! Wonderful experience at all. And what a once in a lifetime marathon course!

jartsa69,
2016 Big Five Marathon finisher

The setting is incredible, the lodging was great, rangers were wonderful; marathon helpers/coordinators were top-notch!

Bristol,
2015 Big Five Marathon finisher

A belated and sincere "big five" thank you to all your team members for making the marathon trip to Entabeni Conservancy a truly memorable lifetime adventure for my daughter and me. Everyone we met was extraordinarily helpful, resourceful, and serviced our every needs. I am a non-runner since 2007 when my physician said those running days are over, but said I can walk as fast and long as I want. So it was so exciting to walk the half-marathon, to meet the many locals, participate with fellow marathoners from countries all around the earth, to be greeted by spectators, cared after by watchful Rangers and to safely walk a trail knowing/ seeing animals in their habitat.  For those who enjoy a day at the zoo, well this is the best way to experience animals. What a killer hill!  Loved it.  What a beautiful day and welcoming finish line!!!  What a party afterward!!!  Loved the safari's and trusted knowledgeable guides.  Thank you all so very much! Can't wait to do another trip.  We truly enjoyed our time and will highly recommend your group to others as the best marathon sponsors worldwide.

Pete Lind,
Big Five Marathon 2016, half-marathon finisher