Half MarathonBig Five

16 Jun 2021 - 22 Jun 2021

Big Five -- Big Five Half Marathon
Trip duration
16 Jun 2021
22 Jun 2021
19 Jun 2021
11 Jan 2021

The race
Big Five Half Marathon slide
Big Five Half Marathon slide
Big Five Half Marathon slide
Big Five Half Marathon slide

For runners who prefer to combine this exotic challenge with a shorter distance, the Big Five half marathon is an excellent alternative to the marathon. Like the Marathon, the Half Marathon is run by the Entabeni Safari Conservancy. Apart from the challenging dirt track, the participants also venture encounters with the wild animals of Africa. A unique event, very exclusive and an experience you will never forget!

Registration Big Five Half Marathon 2021

Globalrunning.com offers you a package with a guaranteed runner’s bib and accommodation. Furthermore, we offer the possibility that family members or friends can travel with you as companions and together you can enjoy this event.

Take a look at our packages. We ensure that during your stay in South Africa everything is arranged down to the last detail so that the athlete can fully devote himself or herself to the run. Whether individually or with a running group, with us you run around the world!

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  • Flights can be added upon request
  • We would be glad to put together a tailor made running trip for you
  • Part of a running group? Then we would be pleased to offer you a personalized package with group discount! Contact us for the options

Event details

Saturday, 19 June 2021
Start time
Start location
Mookgopong, South Africa
Finish location
Mookgopong, South Africa
Expo location
Entabeni Safari Conservancy, South Africa
Time limit
Dry and between 15 and 25 degrees during the event. The nights are cold (can even be around freezing)

The course runs on both sand and asphalt roads (80% sand). The course is tough and hilly. Halfway through, the course includes a steep descent and a steep ascent. Along the way, you can spot many wild animals such as lions, elephants, etc.

T-Shirt and medal

The map below shows the locations of the start & finish, our hotels of choice and the expo location. Underneath the map, there are two buttons which show the course and elevation maps of the event.

  • Trip schedule

    You will fly to Johannesburg on your own. After arriving at Johannesburg airport, you will go on your own to hotel Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport. This is located next to the airport.

    You should present yourself at 10.00 o'clock in the arrival hall of Johannesburg Airport. Here you will be met by employees of Albatros Travel (the organisation). You will travel by bus to Entabeni where you will check in to your accommodation. At 16.00 hrs. the first game drive of the trip starts, this will end around 19.00 hrs. after which it is time for dinner. All game drives are made by 4x4 and standard a ranger will accompany you.

    After breakfast you will get a presentation about the course and then an extensive inspection of the course. Once again there is a chance that you will encounter the Big Five! After the inspection, a lunch will follow with all participants. During this lunch there will also be an explanation about the event, the rest of the day is for leisure. Dinner is included.

    The big day! Today the Big Five Marathon or Half Marathon is on the program. After an early breakfast you will be picked up at the accommodation and brought to the start of the Big Five Race. The start is at 09.00 hrs. Afterwards there will be a transfer back to your accommodation.

    You can recover from all your efforts on this day. The morning is free and in the afternoon a game drive is scheduled. At the end of the afternoon there will be a big party, the After Marathon Party. Dinner, awards ceremony and live entertainment are part of this.

    The last full day in Entabeni. You can choose for a morning or afternoon safari on the spot and there is also the possibility to join a bush walk (also included). In the evening the last dinner will follow in your accommodation.

    Unfortunately, it was already the last day in Entabeni. You go by bus to Johannesburg airport for the return flight.

  • Transport

    We do not offer transport for this arrangement by default. However, we do offer the option to book flights with us. Prices will vary if you choose to make use of our service.

  • Accomodation
    Legend Golf & Safari Resort
    € 2225,00 per person

    Located in the middle of the Entabeni Safari Conservancy you can find the Legend Golf & Safari Resort. This accommodation is surrounded by the wildlife on the savannahs outside the residence. From the boutique lodges you have a beautiful view over the iconic Hanglip Mountain and the Waterberg Mountains. Especially the sunset is from here a beautiful and unforgettable sight. Because of its beautiful location, the Legend Golf & Safari Resort is an excellent place to escape from everyday life for a while.

    The luxurious lodges are equipped with air conditioning, a 38-inch plasma TV, a private en-suite bathroom and coffee and tea making facilities. In addition, the rooms are also equipped with a personal safe. The resort has several lounges, bars and à la carte restaurants. The lodges are surrounded by beautiful gardens and fishing ponds, making a leisurely stroll around the grounds an activity in itself. Participants who want to be active before or after the Big Five Marathon or Half Marathon can make use of the gym facilities.

  • About Big Five

    The Entabeni Safari Conservancy is located in South Africa, about a three-hour drive from Johannesburg. This reserve, known for its beautiful and untouched nature, is home to many species of wildlife. These include the legendary Big Five. The sight of these wild animals is an unforgettable experience, which can often be experienced on one of the safaris through Entabeni. During a stay in one of the lodges that are built in the reserve, you will be dreaming under the sound of the different animal species. An unforgettable experience in South Africa awaits you!

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