Life-changing adventures

Our challenging running events that take participants to a whole new level.
Albatros Adventure Marathons organizes five annual races, each characterized by locations of exceptional natural beauty and historical significance. From the barren desert landscapes of Jordan to the African savannah, from the Arctic Circle to the epic Great Wall of China and the temples of Bagan, these remarkable courses will challenge even the most experienced runner.

Various distances are available at each event, enabling participants with various running skills to join. All events include a tour package, creating the perfect opportunity to reward your running achievements and share the journey with family and friends.

Ready to push your limits? Check out our marathons below!
Pushing your limits

The Great
Wall Marathon

Experience one of mankind’s greatest feats as you embark on a journey through Chinese history and stunning scenery! Since its inception in 1999, The Great Wall Marathon has become revered as one of the world's most challenging marathons. Feel the magic of ancient China and take on the Great Wall!

The Big
Five Marathon

Run the wildest of them all! This spectacular event will lead runners through the African savannah, bringing you in close contact with some of Africa’s most impressive wildlife. Sign up for The Big Five Marathon and combine a thrilling marathon experience with a classic African safari!

The Bagan
Temple Marathon

Navigate a course through ancient history as you weave among the mystical and stunning temple-studded plains of Bagan! An untouched land tucked away in central Myanmar, Bagan is home to more than 2,000 ancient temples and sacred pagodas. Bagan’s beauty and mystery awaits. Come to discover this alluring and untouched land.

The Polar
Circle Marathon

Feel the soft crunch of snow beneath your shoes while running through the arctic desert. Surrounded by silence, hearing only the sounds of your own breath. Immerse yourself in this rare and spectacular natural beauty as you dart across the Greenland Ice Sheet. This is an extraordinary marathon in truly magnificent scenery – undoubtedly the coolest experience of your life.

The Petra
Desert Marathon

This Arabian adventure is the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself in historic surroundings and endless desert landscapes! Explore Jordan’s finest treasure, the ancient city of Petra, and discover the beauty of this UNESCO-listed site along your marathon route. Experience the warm hospitality of the Jordanian people and run the desert race of a lifetime.

The World's
Fastest Marathon

Step out of your comfort zone. Push for a new PR. Beat your best on a marathon route that is almost 100% downhill (less than 1km is without decline) and boasts an average descent of 4.6%. In the all-new event, runners will make a sweeping, serpentine-like descent through the Sierra Nevada Mountains before finishing in the historic city of Granada in Andalucía, Spain. It’s fast. Unbelievably fast. Perhaps, the World’s Fastest?

The Iceland
Volcano Marathon

Set near Lake Mývatn at the divergent boundaries of the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates, runners will traverse the still very active North Volcanic Zone and navigate around the massive Hverfjall crater. It’s a hot bed of geothermal activity with geysers, hot springs, lava fields and glaciers. Premiering in 2020, you can be among the first to run this epic race course right in one of Earth’s geological hotspots. Be a force of nature at the inaugural event!

The Icefjord
Midnight Marathon

In the dead of the night, feel the rays of the midnight sun shining on your face as you soar through Greenland. The picturesque town of Ilulissat provides a colorful backdrop as you wind your way to the UNESCO-accredited Ilulissat Icefjord. With ice stretching out as far as the eye can see, embark on a true trail run over rocky terrain and past dazzling icebergs that glitter in the nocturnal sunlight – if you’re lucky, a whale or two will be splashing around.