There’s a lot to keep track of when planning for a real adventure marathon, and the following checklists will give you all the information you will need. However, we also understand that having a quick reference guide is invaluable when you are preparing for your race. Below is your personal check lists of all the essential information.
Essential travel checklist for your trip.
- Visa for China
- Airline tickets / e-tickets
- Hotel confirmation
- Hotel address
- Tour(s) booked
- Travel insurance
Be sure to pack the following recommended running gear.
- Trail running shoes and running socks
- Running shorts and shirt
- Running hat or visor
- Water bottle and/or water hydration pack
- Gel Packs
- Sunglasses (optional)
- Garmin/GPS Tracking (optional)
- iPod (optional)
- Camera (optional)
- Mind of a champion!
BEING PREPARED TO RUN
The Great Wall of China Marathon is a challenging adventure marathon that will push your body. It is important to be both mentally and physically prepared for this race. Be sure to checkout the Course Information, Course Maps, and Training Program resources of information that have been prepared to help ensure that YOU are ready to Conquer The Wall!
The Course Information meetings are on May 13th and 14th, at the Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel (Runner’s HQ) Please note the times of the Check in’s and Course meetings:
- Check in 9am – 9pm May 13th and May 14th
- May 13th 7-9pm and May 14th 4-6pm
At this time you will be able to ask questions and collect your race kit, BIB and swag bag. If you are not able to collect your bag, arrangements can be made for you to collect on race morning. There is a 100 Chinese RMB for collecting this bag on race morning. All runners must show picture ID when collecting their race bag.
The Course time limits will be STRICTLY ENFORCED. There is a 12 hour time limit for all races, start time is approximately 6:00am with a 6:00pm CUT-OFF time. Participants must maintain a pace faster than the course time limits in order to complete the race. Note that start times are approximate.
- FULL MARATHON: START 6:00 AM
- HALF MARATHON: START 6:10 AM
- 10K: START 6:20 AM
- 5K: START 6:30 AM
Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel
61 Dongsanhuan Middle Road
Chayang District, Beijing 100022 China
Subway Stop: Shuangjing on Line 10
A Lai Ke Zhan, (Guang Ju Yuan Dian)
52 Da Zha Lan Xi Jie, Qianmen, Xicheng
Qu, Beijing China
Subway Stop: Qianmen on Line 2
GETTING TO THE START LINE
Round-trip transportation from Beijing to the Great Wall on race day is included with your race entry fee. Buses will depart very early in the morning and return at the end of the day.
- Depart Shenzhou Beijing International Hotel at 2:00 AM
- Depart Renaissance Hotel from 2:00 AM to 2:30 AM
- Depart Great Wall returning to Beijing at 5:00 PM
View the Transportation page for complete details on race day transportation and locations.