Great Wall Marathon
In 2018, five marathons will be held along different sections of Great Wall: Huangyaguan Pass in Tianjin; Badaling Ancient (Badaling Remnant), Luoguo, Jinshanling, and Mutianyu in Beijing. For participants and spectators, it will be a fantastic experience to explore the wall.
Great Wall Marathon
Since 1999, with the exception of 2003 (due to SARS), it has been held in every May on the Huangyaguan Pass in Tianjin. With increasing numbers of the participants from all over the world, the race is now an international event acknowledged by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (also known as AIMS).
In addition to the 42 km full marathon, the half marathon distance was introduced in 2001. 5 km and 10 km distances were also added to the event in 2004. In 2013, a 7.5 km Fun Run was introduced to replace the 5 km and 10 km distances. Then in 2014, the 7.5 km Fun Run was extended to 8.5 km. Over 3,000 runners participated in the 18th competition in 2017.
Full race participants must be at least 18 years old. Half race participants must be at least 16 years old. Fun Run runners must be at least 12 years old, but those under the age of 12 are also welcome as long as they are accompanied by a runner aged 16 or above.
Time: May 19 (Saturday), 2018
Starting Point: Yin and Yang Square
Great Wall of China Marathon
It is usually held annually on May 1st, which provides full race, half race, 10km, and 5km distances. It attracts participants from all over the world. The 14th competition in 2015 attracted more than 1,000 participants. Notably, it held two races in 2016 for the first time. One was held on May 1st at Badaling Ancient Great Wall. It was the first time for participants to run the race on this wild and genuine section, a unique and unforgettable experience. The other was held on October 16th at Juyongguan.
Time: Badaling Great Wall: May 1, 2018 ; Luoguo Great Wall: October 21, 2018
Registration Hotline: +86-15101680346
Registration Fee: USD 250
Jinshanling Great Wall Marathon
It is another race originated from the year of 2013. From then on, the event takes place on every third Sunday of April. The course runs along Jinshanling Section. It is an event mainly organized by the Luanping County Government and Tourist Bureau of Hebei Province. It covers full marathon, half marathon, and 10 km run.
Time: 9:30, April 15 (Sunday), 2018
Deadline for Registration: 17:00, March 15, 2018
How to Register: 0314-8830222 (hotline)
Registration Fee: 200 US Dollars / Semi or Full Race; 160 US Dollars / 10 km Run
"The Great Wall"
Time: May 13, 2018
Registration Hotline: 86-0519-81165781
Registration Fee: 100 US Dollars / Super or Full Race; 80 US Dollars / Semi Race; 50 US Dollars / Mini Race
Events: 42.195km+5km; mini race
Starting Point: Jiugukou
Ending Point: Mini Race: Playground of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences; Semi Race: Parking lot of Hongluo Temple; Full Race: Culture Exhibit Center of Mutianyu Great Wall; Super Race: Parking lot of Mutianyu Great Wall.
Please note that the race requires a high physical condition of the participants, so people with the following diseases are advised not to take part: heart disease, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, and diabetes mellitus.
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