Kruger Park Marathon Club
in South Africa

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The 2022 race on 06 August 2022 will take place as long as we stay on level 1 with current restrictions. COVID rules will apply and will be enforced.

Please send your COVID vaccination certificate to by latest 05 August 2022, if not vaccinated a negative test result will be required not older than 2 days by latest 05 August 2022.

Please confirm your 2020 confirmed entry by emailing each runners details to to make sure your 2022 race details are correct

Skukuza Half Marathon

Welcome to Kruger Park Marathon Club

…the organisers of the race amongst the lions.

Members of the Kruger Park Marathon Club have to be resident in the Kruger National Park – ie no outsiders may join the club. We have 20 members – a small club and hold our annual half marathon on the first Saturday of August for 1500 runners.

The next race will be on Saturday 6th August 2022. There will be no entries available for 2022 as the 2020/2021 race was cancelled and the 2020/2021 entries will carry over to 2022 race. The closing date for entries is on (ENDED) (this is because runners have to get accommodation in the area and, in the Park especially, they have to book many months ahead otherwise they will not get in). We have a lucky draw system for the race as more than 3000 runners apply to run the race. The only way a runner can insure a place in the race is by raising money (a minimum of R850) for our selected nature conservation projects. If you are chosen in the lucky draw (R100), if we do not get a proof of payment we will remove your name from the list and you will be out of the race. Please remember that all entries must belong to a running club.

Full Race

21 km

Skukuza Half Marathon

A unique race run in a unique place. The Kruger Park half marathon held in and around the small staff village of Skukuza in the heartland of one of Africa’s greatest wildlife refuges – the Kruger National Park.

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The Kruger Park Half Marathon held in the small village of Skukuza in one of Africa’s greatest wildlife.

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The Course

A thousand athletes line up at the start on the “village green” and are set off by a recording of a lion roar.

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The Kruger Park half marathon held in and around the small staff village of Skukuza in the heartland of the Kruger National Park.