Great Wall Marathon will be held 19 May 2018 in Huairou, China.
Great Wall Marathon is widely considered one of the world's most challenging marathons. Despite the arduous course on the iconic Great Wall of China, runners will be rewarded by the breathtaking surroundings and views. As the route leads participants through the lower valley and into the villages, onlookers will be cheering and the festive atmosphere is a real energy boost! Since the inaugural Great Wall Marathon in 1999, the field has grown steadily to a sellout event with 2,500 runners from over 60 nations in the last edition. The Great Wall Marathon event offers three distances: a marathon, half marathon and a 8.5km Fun Run. Run the most challenging marathon of your life along one of mankind's greatest monuments. Great Wall Marathon is an event and I like events...
The Great Wall Marathon features three distances: a full marathon - 42.195km/26.2mi, a half marathon - 21.1km/13.1mi and a 8.5km/5.5mi Fun Run - a non-competitive run on the wall.
Full marathon runners must be minimum 18 years old on race day. Half marathon runners must be at least 16 years old. Fun Run participants must be at least 12 years old on race day. Fun Run participants under the age of 12 are also welcome as long as they are accompanied by a runner aged 16 or above.
All three distances start and finish at the Yin and Yang Square, at the fortress at the Huanyaguang section of the Great Wall, Tianjin province. The race will start in waves with intervals of ten minutes. You will be assigned to a wave based on the running time you provided on the entry form.
The finish line for all distances is located at the centre of the Yin and Yang Square. All runners will receive a medal after crossing the finish line. Results will be posted at Yin and Yang Square during the race. Final results will be published here. Lunch will be served at the designated area. A limited number of cold showers are available in the neighbouring courtyard of the Yin and Yang Square.