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What is the Great Wall Marathon?
Since the first race in 1999, the Great Wall Marathon has now grown into one of the most popular marathons in the running world, represented by 25,000 runners from over 100 countries.
Organized by Albatros Adventure Marathons, racers come to Beijing each year to run on the world-famous Great Wall of China, whose tough terrain is not for the faint of heart.
The route takes runners through spellbinding scenery of Huangyaguan, through the lower valley, into the nearby village as spectators cheer.
There are three distances in the event: a marathon, half marathon, and an 8.5 kilometer fun run.
Need to Know
Doctors and nurses will be patrolling the route, and may also be approached at the Yin and Yang Square. There will also be water stations offering isotonic drinks and bananas for the runners.
Runners must be at least 18 years of age on race day.
Did you Know?
There are 5,146 Great Wall steps during the marathon!
We have included the website link for you to find out all of the details and schedule to make your visit a very memorable experience.
Coronavirus is causing a number of event cancellations; we provide event website links on each page for you to check the latest updates.
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