Life-changing adventures

Our Albatros Adventure Marathons are challenging running events that take participants to a whole new level.

All our races are characterised by locations of exceptional natural beauty and historic significance. From the barren desert landscape of Jordan to the African savannah, from the epic Great Wall of China to the soundless icecaps of Greenland, we offer races with remarkable courses that challenges novices and experienced runners alike!

Yet our races are never just about the Marathon. Alongside the race, you get the chance to explore each destination, encounter its amazing locals and journey into places not often experienced by the public.

That is why our races are always sold as a part of a traveling package where we dive deeper into the culture of each destination. Our marathon tours are about enjoying time with friends, family, and other running-minded spirits. Spectators are welcome!

We currently offer ten races, in nine countries, spread throughout the year. Each one with its own distinct flavor. Whether it's the arctic thrill you seek, volcanic soil or the warmth of the wild savannah, there is no need to look further.

All our races include both Marathons and Half-Marathons.

We cannot wait to see you on the trail!

Sincerely,
Albatros Adventure Marathons

Pushing your limits

First Light
Marathon

20 Jan 2024
The First Light Marathon takes place in Tairāwhiti Gisborne, Aotearoa New Zealand, which is known for being the first city in the world to see the sun each day. Its spectacular coastline and the steep green hills provide a magical backdrop to this unique race. Runners will herald in the sunrise as they crest the many hills and race along the white sand beach.

Lost City
Marathon

24 Feb 2024
The Lost City Marathon kicks off from the ancient Maya city of Palenque, México. The race features both a marathon and a half marathon. The awe-inspiring route follows jungle trails, majestic rivers, picturesque ranches and small villages. It's a challenging race crossing various surfaces and steep hills. Palenque is nestled in the dense rainforests of the Chiapas region on the Yucatan peninsula, surrounded by lush vegetation and breathtaking beauty.

The Great
Wall Marathon

18 May 2024
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. Join us for this spectacular run which will take you on a journey through ancient Chinese history and stunning scenery.

The Icefjord
Midnight Marathon

01 June 2024
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.

The Big
Five Marathon

15 June 2024
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!

The Iceland
Volcano Marathon

24 Aug 2024
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 Petra
Desert Marathon

7 Sep 2024
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!

The Polar
Circle Marathon

26-27 Oct 2024
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.

The Bagan
Temple Marathon

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 golden plains of Bagan, creating a mystical, striking landscape that showcases the glorious era of 11th century kings. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019, Bagan is a must-see. Embark on a voyage of discovery in this alluring, untouched land and take on THE temple run!