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The Big Five Marathon

When: 22 June 2019

The Big Five Marathon in South Africa is held amongst the wildlife of the African Savannah. Runners from all over the world will meet in one of the most spectacular "Big Five" game reserves in Africa.

In these magnificent surroundings, participants can combine exciting game drives with a challenging marathon route going right through the habitat of the most famous African game: Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard. No fences, no rivers, nothing at all separates the runners from the African wildlife.

This is an exclusive event situated in the Limpopo province, and the Entabeni Private Game Reserve provides the perfect setting for the event. Within this 22,000 hectare private game reserve, several accommodation facilities are provided, varying from tented camps to luxurious lodges. 

Marathon cut off time: 7 hours

Please click here to download a copy of the 2019 Big 5 Brochure!

You must be a New Zealand citizen or New Zealand resident to purchase this package.

It was an amazing trip, loved every minute of it and didn't want to leave. Thanks so much for all your organisation for us all. Everything went so smoothly.
What's included:
Below is what's included in the packages for 2019:
  • Guaranteed entry into the race
  • Accommodation for up to 7 nights' and 8 days
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included from start to finish
  • Race route inspection
  • Group transfers
  • Game drives
  • Pre marathon warm up run
  • Marathon after party
  • An English speaking guide

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