Compete in the full or half marathon, 10k, or 5k events at The Great Wall of China Marathon. Running on the Great Wall is an exhilarating experience that must be experienced by everyone! Register today for this sellout event to guarantee your spot at the start line!
The official Great Wall of China Marathon is the first and longest running international marathon on the Great Wall of China. A locally organized event held annually every May 1st, offering a full selection of runs including a full marathon (42.2k), half marathon (21.1k), 10k, and 5k distances.
The Great Wall of China Marathon race course has 20,518 countable steps throughout varied terrain along the length of the race. The course traverses through the Simatai and Jinshanling portions of the Great Wall featuring prestigious pathways on the most picturesque parts of the Great Wall giving marathon runners breath-taking panoramic views and memories that will last a lifetime.
In addition to experiencing the Great Wall of China Marathon, runners will be able to enjoy the majestic charm in the historic city of Beijing. Visit royal locations including; Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, and Ming’s Tomb to experience and relive the romantic past of China’s history. Olympic fans can visit the impressive Bird’s Nest stadium other venues at the Olympic Village.
The city of Beijing offers many sights and activities for visitors, enjoy the tastes of local cuisine including famous Peking Duck prepared by descendants of chefs that catered to past emperors of China, shop till you drop in Beijing’s world-famous shopping markets, or simply marvel at the historic and modern hi-tech architecture throughout the city.
Do you have what it takes to conquer the Great Wall? A grueling 26.2 miles, 20,518 of uneven steps in The Great Wall of China Marathon! Dig deep into your soul and bring out your inner warrior to accomplish this amazing event.
Participating in this prestigious event offers a one of a kind experience creating everlasting memories to share with your friends, family, and loved ones. This event does sell out, book your reservation for the official Great Wall of China Marathon today!Run where few have ventured. Follow in the footsteps of the Ming Dynasty. Their destiny will become yours. Run in the breathtaking splendor of the majestic sunrise and create your own journey through time.
Find answers to the most common questions regarding the Great Wall of China Marathon in our Frequently Asked Questions.
Photos of runners from our recent races along with photos of the course, Great Wall, and Beijing China.
The latest and recent years runner race result times for each distance, segmented into male and female, then ranked.
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