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Press Guide 2019

Click here to download a PDF of our 2019 Press Guide.

This official press guide provides a detailed look at the history, concept and all events organized by Albatros Adventure Marathons. Current events include The Great Wall Marathon, The Big Five Marathon, The Petra Desert Marathon, The Polar Circle Marathon and The Bagan Temple Marathon.

 

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Download images, videos, logos, the latest brochure and current press guide here.

Please credit all photos and videos with Albatros Adventure Marathons. Images can only be used for editorial purposes, unless permission has been granted by Albatros Adventure Marathons for other use.

 

Press Contact

If you are a member of the press and would like to request press accreditation please contact Steen Albrechtsen, Press Manager, sa@albatros-travel.dk.

 

Information

If you need more information about the marathon, send an email to marathon@albatros-adventure.com.

 

History of Albatros Adventure Marathons, Organizers of 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.

During the past two decades, Albatros Adventure Marathons has planned and organized 10 different running travel events around the world – this equates to a total of over 70 events! Today, our collection includes five major, internationally-recognized marathon events, each of which are held annually: The Great Wall Marathon, The Big Five Marathon, The Petra Desert Marathon, The Polar Circle Marathon and The Bagan Temple Marathon.

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

Read the full story here.

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Big Five Marathon 2017

Big Five Marathon 2015

Big Five Marathon 2014

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What others thought

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

The scenery and wildlife were absolutely fantastic to see and run amongst. Great support from the locals, volunteers, rangers and race officials. Awesome atmosphere.

LMW76,
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