Big Five Marathon

15 June 2024

Ways to Enter

Like all Albatros Adventure Marathons™, the Big Five Marathon is designed to be more than just a race. We want you to be able to run in spectacular places, surrounded by charming people, and exposed to new cultural experiences. It’s not just about the race – it’s about enjoying time together with family, friends, and other running-minded spirits while exploring the world. Spectators welcome!

In order to register for the race, you MUST enter with one of the following options: 


International Participants

For international participants, race entry is only possible in conjunction with a multi-day tour package. The packages include all the ingredients for a fantastic getaway: accommodation, social events, sightseeing, and select meals and transportation per the itinerary. Packages also generally include ample amounts of free time, during which you can choose to join organized excursions or explore the region at your own pace. 

Get in touch with humanity’s primal roots as you run through a vast savannah, with no barriers between you and the wildlife. Take a safari of the purest form and spot - among others - zebras, giraffes, and antelopes as you tackle the challenging course in the Big Five Marathon! 


Residents of South Africa

Participants who meet the necessary South African residency requirements are eligible for local entry, which includes only the race. 

Please note: If you reside in South Africa and are looking to enjoy an extended holiday in Entabeni, it is certainly possible to join the standard international package. 

As proof of eligbility, residents and citizens of South Africa must present a current, valid residency permit and/or passport. Upon receiving your entry, we will contact you to request copies of your official, government-issued documentation.

Please contact us for details.