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The Great Wall Marathon

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           20 May 2017

Walk or Run the Great Wall Marathon, Half Marathon or 8.5km.

This event has something for everyone... The Great Wall of China is one of the 7 wonders of the world as well as being an UNESCO World Heritage site. Visiting this spectacular destination is usually on the bucket list for most people and now you can incorporate it into a marathon trip of a lifetime. This challenging marathon, half marathon or 8.5km is said to be one of the most picturesque with sunning scenery of rural China.

Please click here to view our e.brochure


Judy has participated in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Great Wall Half Marathon so make the most of her first-hand experience and knowledge. Phone Judy for more information, she is happy to talk about her experience and give advice on what to expect on event day.

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Judy Wolff  at the Great Wall Marathon finish line
Our Great Wall Marathon Packages Include...
  • Guaranteed entry into the Great Wall Marathon
  • Return airfares from Auckland
  • Escort from Marathon World Travel
  • Itinerary with inclusions as detailed in the e-brochure
  • Arrival and departure transfers from the airport to the hotel
  • Transfers to Jixian, the Great Wall and back to Beijing
  • Meals as detailed in the in the e-brochure
  • Running top for participants
  • Great Wall Marathon inspection tour
  • Gala Dinner and after party
  • Race bib and chip timing
  • Medical support if needed on race day
  • Race medal and 20-minute message after the race
Additional Tour Options Include
  • The Rural China Tour - $146*
  • The City of Emperors Tour - $105 *
  • The City of People Tour - $95*
* Prices are per person. Excludes cost of tip for guides

Twin Share / Double - $4393*
Single - $4950*

Includes return flights ex Auckland.  Please see e.brochure for full details .
*Prices are per person. Excludes Chinese Visa - we will help you arrange this for you.
Also excludes: travel insurance, meals not included in itinerary, optional tours and tipping - allow approx. US$2 per person per day for guide and US$1 per person per day for driver.

Testimonial from a Great Wall Marathon participant:

The Great Wall Marathon was fantastic, and I came away with many fond memories. Everything went smoothly, from the time I arrived to the time I departed. The hotels were excellent, and the tours were colourful and informative. The guides did a very good job, and looked after us well. The race itself was superbly organised,I felt this was the best organised Marathon event I have ever been to. The event was also an amazing social occasion, and I met so many new friends from so many different parts of the world.

An event I would highly recommend.

Event Information

Cutoff Times
There is a 10 hour cutoff time for all three events.

Aid Stations
There will be aid stations which will be handing out water and sports drinks throughout the course.

Temperatures are likely to be hot and humid with from 15 to 30 degrees. Running the event in light clothing, with sun block and a hat is strongly advised.

The Course
The first nine kilometres runs on and over the Great Wall of China and this section of the course is consistent, with thousands of steps to climb. The later section of the course will take runners through villages and rice fields surrounding the great wall. This section is mainly made up of flat asphalt and gravel roads. Full marathoners will then face an ascent over the Great Wall for a second time.

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