Copenhagen 29 March 2014

Albatros Travel


About Adventure Marathon and Albatros Travel

World Half Marathon Championships

Copenhagen 29 March 2014

Adventure Marathon by Albatros Travel is proud to be the official travel partner of the IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships taking place in Copenhagen on 29 March 2014. 


All Adventure Marathons offer a unique experience that combines running with breathtaking scenery. Prepare to be astonished by the ice masses of the Arctic, the steep ascents of the Great Wall, or the wildlife of South Africa. Adventure Marathon is operated by Albatros Travel, a Danish travel company based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Adventure Marathon is currently hosting four international marathons around the world: The Great Wall Marathon, The Polar Circle Marathon, The Big Five Marathon and the one-time Solar Eclipse Marathon.

the great wall marathon

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 5164 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. Conquer the Great Wall with us. The Great Wall Marathon event offers a full marathon, half marathon and a 7.5km Fun Run.

The Polar Circle Marathon

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. Join us for The Polar Circle Marathon held in Kangerlussuaq, just north of the Polar Circle.  

Feel the soft crunch of snow beneath your shoes while running through the arctic desert and Greenlandic ice cap and immerse yourself in this rare and exceptional natural beauty. This will undoubtedly be the coolest experience of your life. The Polar Circle Marathon event offers full marathon and half marathon distances.

The Big Five Marathon

Combine the challenging 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! You can run a full or half marathon at The Big Five Marathon event.

The Bagan Temple Marathon

Tucked away in central Myanmar, the ancient site of Bagan will be the location of the newest Adventure Marathon. 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, stunning landscape. The marathon course will take runners on a voyage of discovery into this alluring and untouched land. The Bagan Temple Marathon offers full and half marathon distances.

About Albatros Travel

From a small office in Copenhagen, Albatros Travel has grown and now has branches on three continents and employs more than 200 people. Initially focused on Africa, Albatros is a market leader in Scandinavia and offers tours and cruises throughout the world, as well as possessing the Adventure Marathon brand, arranging long distance runs in exotic locations, such as the Greenland ice cap and the Great Wall of China.

The company also has its own refitted luxury cruise ship sailing voyagers to the more isolated corners of the Arctic. A family company, Albatros Travel remains privately owned and has been awarded the AA credit rating for the financial security of its operations.