The Big Five Marathon in South Africa is held among the wildlife of the African savannah.

No fences, no rivers, nothing at all separates the runners from the African wildlife! The Big Five Marathon is an exclusive event that combines a challenging marathon experience with a classic African safari vacation. Marathon route going right through the habitat of the most famous African game: Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard.  Even though the course runs directly through a lion territory, safety problems will not be an issue as the route is watched by helicopters and armed rangers. The course of the marathon is atypical for its magnificent savannah scenery among the wildlife of South Africa as well as for its toughness. Even though the marathon is taking place in the wintertime, the sun can be brutal on the open savannahs. In addition to this, the course will be ascending quite a lot from beginning to end.This is a tough marathon or half but one you will never forget.

posted Wednesday June 20th