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Shanghai International Marathon, China

Date: 17 November, 2019

Marathon running in China has boomed in recent years and there are now numerous marathons around the country with more than 30,000 participants. Not all are in cities well known outside of China, however, the Shanghai is and the Shanghai International Marathon has become a must-do event.  Shanghai has a close association with the British since it was opened as a port in the 1840's after the British victory over China in the first Opium Wars. Since the economic reforms in China in the 1990's the…

Marathon running in China has boomed in recent years and there are now numerous marathons around the country with more than 30,000 participants. Not all are in cities well known outside of China, however, the Shanghai is and the Shanghai International Marathon has become a must-do event. 

Shanghai has a close association with the British since it was opened as a port in the 1840's after the British victory over China in the first Opium Wars. Since the economic reforms in China in the 1990's the city has had intense re-development and is considered the economic hub of the Asia-Pacific region. Now with a population of 24 million, a high rise financial centre, the World's largest Metro system. 

The marathon route is entirely flat and passes through the major landmarks of Shanghai such as the Bund. There is a limit of 28,000 runners who are drawn from a ballot - our places as an official International Travel Partner are guaranteed. There is also a supporting 10km race with 5,000 participants. 

Age limits: Marathon 20+ / 10km 16+

Cut off times: Marathon 6hrs 15mins / 10km 1hr 45mins

Features: 26 medical stations, water, electrolyte, gels, power bars, fruit, snacks on the route, 300 massuers at the finish, free official photographs to download after the event. 

VISA: We can apply for a group visa for runners travelling on the package in the Itinerary Section. If you are travelling on different flights or extend your stay in China you will need to make a seperate personal application for a visa through the Chinese Visa Office. 

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