Experience one of the greatest feats of mankind while running the most challenging marathon of your life. The Great Wall Marathon will put your physical ability to the test with its steep ascent of 5,164 steps. The World Heritage listed fortification is the largest human-made structure in the world and symbolises sheer human strength and fortitude. Tap into the special Great Wall spirit and join us for this spectacular run which will take you on a journey through ancient Chinese history and stunning scenery. Take on the Great Wall!

Combine the thrilling marathon experience with a classic African safari vacation and sign up for the Big Five Marathon. Running in the Entabeni Private Game Reserve of South Africa, you will encounter zebras, giraffes and antelopes. The spectacular course will even take you through lion territory and you may chance upon a rhino although we advise you to keep on running if you do!

Discover Jordan’s lost city and be challenged by the boundless desert surrounding it. This desert run starts in the ancient city of Petra amid rose-tinted sandstone monuments created thousands of years ago. The course continues into the barren desert landscape before looping back to the city. Experience Jordan’s finest treasure combined with a challenging desert race. Run back in time with us!

Ice as far as the eye beholds. Impossibly beautiful, blue skies. Incredibly fresh air. Musk oxen and arctic foxes on the unique and stark landscape of the arctic tundra. Yes, we are in one of the most remote corners of the world: Greenland. Feel the soft crunch of snow beneath your shoes while running through the arctic desert and Greenland Ice Sheet and immerse yourself in this rare and exceptional natural beauty. This will undoubtedly be the coolest experience of your life.

Tucked away in central Myanmar and home to more than 2,000 temples, Bagan’s beauty and historical significance is unsurpassed. Sacred pagodas and beautiful temples are scattered across the plains of Bagan creating a mystical, striking landscape. The marathon course will take runners on a voyage of discovery into this alluring and untouched land.

The Event

Beat your best and visit an incredibly captivating destination, Granada. This is the perfect opportunity to combine a running adventure with an unforgettable travel. Runners and spectators alike, there's something for everyone!

Running for a new PR is stepping out of one's comfort zone and that is exactly what we have done with our newest event, the World's Fastest Marathon!

Albatros Adventure Marathons traditionally place greater focus on the social aspect, the experience of the run and the victory in simply getting to the finish line - rather than one's "finishing time". Unlike these events, the World's Fastest Marathon puts the clock at the forefront.

With almost 100% downhill route (less than 1km is without decline), and altitude drop of 1,983 meters (6,506 feet), and an average descent of 4.6%, this race course will get your feet moving! It's fast. Perhaps, the World's Fastest?

Downhill running sounds easy, but does present its own set of challenges. Giving attention to downhill running techniques is highly recommended, or you might find yourself crossing the finish line more exhausted than ever!

In order to run, international participants must reserve their race entry, in addition to a multi-day tour package that provides accommodation, social events, sightseeing, select meals and transportation per the itinerary – all the ingredients for a fantastic getaway!  What's more, through our cooperation with Mikkeller Beer, the after party is set to keep your feet moving on the dance floor…

With these five days in Granada, participants have time to take in historic and culturally-rich town, behold the breathtaking Sierra Nevada Mountains and truly get a taste of Spain. For those wanting to further explore nearby Costa del Sol, an excursion may be added to your trip. 

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Local and elite runners, who meet the necessary qualifications, are eligible for special “race only” entry.