The Great Wall Marathon

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           19 May 2018

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.



Judy has participated 4 TIMES IN THE 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

what some of our clients are saying: 

What an awesome adventure that was. The event is so well organised, the whole experience is very difficult to put into words, but it is amazing, stunning, exciting, hard, an eye-opener and humbling. Thank you Judy and Pete for your hospitality, your fun nature, your "manaakitanga" (caring of us). You were amazing and we will never forget it. Such a great bunch of kiwis to enjoy the experience with too. Can't wait for the next experience. Suze and Hogy.


Wow...what an experience! Thank you Judy and Peter from Marathon World Travel, you guys made this trip an absolute amazing journey, the run itself was truly spectacular, travelling as a single woman I was a bit apprehensive but the way Judy and Peter looked after us all left me with no worries at all, our kiwi whanau group were a delight and everyone had a wonderful friendly and caring nature!.
Highly recommend and will be definitely going back for more...thank you! Lisa – 22 May.

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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