In order to register for Big Five Marathon, all international runners must sign up for one of the tour packages.
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!
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History of The Great Wall Marathon and Albatros Adventure Marathons
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 - and the event has grown every since. In 2019, The Great Wall Marathon will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Read the full story here.
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