Saturday, July 12, 2014
Big Five Marathon
If you’ve ever wanted to go on an African Safari while running in a marathon, the Big Five Marathon is most definitely for you. In this marathon, you really get up close and personal with some of Africa’s most famous animals, including: lions, zebras, leopards, buffalo, and even elephants. Coming into contact with these animals is where the marathon got its name. Runners are sent on a course in Waterberg, South Africa throughout the savannahs. As scary as it sounds, the route that the runners take goes directly through a well-known lion habitat, but no one has ever been injured as there are helicopters and rangers armed with guns that keep a careful eye on the entire path. Even though the marathon usually takes place in the winter the sun in the African savannahs is still enough to bring some heat.