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GREAT WALL MARATHON, HALF MARATHON AND 8.5KM FUN RUN, CHINA

Date: 15th May, 2021

The Great Wall Marathon® is a tough, beautiful and extraordinary running experience. The 5164 steps of the Great Wall section will put your physique to the test, and the breathtaking surroundings of Tianjin Province will compete with your tired muscles for attention. This is a tough but fabulous marathon and there are no words to describe how you feel on the Wall on the second visit if you are doing the full marathon -  once completed you really will have conquered the 'Wall', physically and m…

The Great Wall Marathon® is a tough, beautiful and extraordinary running experience. The 5164 steps of the Great Wall section will put your physique to the test, and the breathtaking surroundings of Tianjin Province will compete with your tired muscles for attention.

This is a tough but fabulous marathon and there are no words to describe how you feel on the Wall on the second visit if you are doing the full marathon -  once completed you really will have conquered the 'Wall', physically and metaphorically. It is the ideal way to combine an unusual running experience with a visit to one of the world's most astonishing sights.

In recent years there have been a number of running events held on, or near, the Great Wall. To avoid any confusion The Great Wall Marathon® is the original race that has been run since 1999. 


How to Run in the Great Wall Marathon

The Great Wall Marathon is an international event that attracts 2000 runners mostly travelling from outside of China.

The portion of the Great Wall used for the event is fairly remote from Beijing but our travel options place you in Jinxian for the nights before the race. Jiaxian is a provincial town just 30 min drive away from the wall and it is well worth a visit to sample a more rural China. 

To gain entry to the Great Wall Marathon (unless you have a Chinese work permit) it is necessary to join one of the organised tour options offered to us by the Chinese Tour Operators - once you are on the tour you are in the race.  

2:09 Events have been the UK's appointed travel company for the GWM for over 20 years and we know the event exceptionally well. 

Take on the Dragon Double 

Make this a double Adventure by combining the Great Wall Marahon with the Thunder Dragon Marathon or Half Marathon in Bhutan - double up on a Great Wall Marathon package and receive a great deal on our 6-night Thunder Dragon Marathon package inside the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.  

 

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