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Great Wall Marathon, Half Marathon & 8.5km Fun Run, China

Date: 20th May, 2017

Note: Current prices include the event early booking discount - this will end on on 1st December The Great Wall Marathon® is a tough, beautiful and definitely extraordinary 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 do…

Note: Current prices include the event early booking discount - this will end on on 1st December

The Great Wall Marathon® is a tough, beautiful and definitely extraordinary 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.

The Great Wall Marathon® is the ideal way to combine an unusual running event with exploring one of the world's most astonishing sights.

Why not make it a tour of a life time by combing our 6-night Great Wall Marathon and the 6-night Himalayan Kingdom Marathon tours and compare two great cultures, from the bustle of China to the quiet tranquility of Bhutan. We throw in a free night in a 5-star hotel in Bangkok between the two tours for those booking both together.

How to Run in the Great Wall Marathon

The Great Wall Marathon is an International event that attracts 3000 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, a provincial town just 30 min drive away and 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 22 years and know the event exceptionally well. We have selected the modern and very comfortable 4-star Radisson Blu Beijing as our base and will have our own representative at this hotel as well as the English speaking Chinese guide to make sure all goes smoothly.

Don't under estimate the value of being on a private tour with a UK guide, you'll see why when you watch 3,000 others all trying to find where to go and when in a location as busy as the race venue on race day - and you'll feel part of a family enjoying the event together.

Double up with the Himalayan Kingdom Marathon

Or make this a double Adventure with the Himalayan Kingdom Marathon - double up on a full Great Wall Marathon package with fights and we will fly you to Bangkok for 1 night before going on to Bhutan for the 6-Night Himalayan Kingdom Marathon package. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS OF THE GRAND TOUR.

 

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