Running On Ancient History

Adventure runners rejoice with a bucket list race to run one of the 7th wonders of the world, a historic landmark, the Great Wall of China. Run through the steps of ancient history on what has been revered as one of the most challenging marathons on the planet. Your next ultimate running adventure awaits you!

Bucket List Race

This is no regular race, prepare and train to conquer the physical and mental challenge that will push you for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure experience on the Great Wall of China.

Steps In History

Featuring thousands of massive, steep, uneven steps you'll climb and descend. Guaranteed to make your legs burn as your traverse the historical Great Wall of China.

Rewarding Challenge

The challenge is well worth it as you will experience breathtaking panoramic views of the Great Wall, then crossing the finish line will be one of your greatest accomplishments!

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Race Details

The 5th annual international JinShanLing Great Wall Marathon is a well-organized marathon event tailored to athletes and runners from around the world. Giving participants the required support to run the challenging race course on the historic Great Wall of China. Making for an amazing marathon race adventure to check off your bucket list.

RACE DATE

Race day is Sunday, April 16th, 2017.

DEADLINE

Registration deadline is March 16th, 2017.

SCHEDULE

  • Participants ride bus to Great Wall.
  • 5:30 AM - Buses depart from Beijing
  • 8:30 AM - Opening ceremony
  • 9:30 AM - Race start
  • 16:00 PM - Awards ceremony
  • 17:00 PM - Bus departs to Beijing or after last runners finish

GOT QUESTIONS?

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DISTANCES

Full Marathon
Half Marathon
10 Kilometers

BENEFITS

  • Shuttle bus transportation
  • Official race shirt
  • Collectible finisher medal
  • Special award ceremony
  • Course aid-stations
  • Medical first-aid
  • Volunteer support
  • Finish line water & food
  • Event insurance
  • Race photos
  • A bucket list adventure

Great Wall Course + Facts

The scenery on the Jinshanling Marathon is a sight that must be seen in person. However, to fully enjoy the experience you must be prepared for the challenging climbs and descents of the Great Wall's massive stairs. Study the maps and elevation profile, then train so you are physically and mentally prepared to conquer the Great Wall!

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Race Entry

FULL MARATHON

$295
  • Run Full Marathon course
  • Official chip timing
  • 7 Course aid-stations
  • Commemorative towel
  • Special award for top finishers
  • Official finisher certificate
  • Bus from Beijing to event

HALF MARATHON

$245
  • Run Half Marathon course
  • Official chip timing
  • 4 Course aid-stations
  • Commemorative towel
  • Special award for top finishers
  • Official finisher certificate
  • Bus from Beijing to event

10K

$195
  • Run 10K course
  • 3 Course aid-stations
  • Special award for top finishers
  • Bus from Beijing to event

Lodging + Tour Options

The majority of international athletes and participants are traveling from abroad to run the Great Wall of China. To make things simple the following lodging and tour options are available to make your journey to Beijing, China and the Great Wall an amazing adventure.

HOTEL + BEIJING TOURS

Worry free lodging allowing you to focus on running the Great Wall and experience the spectacular history of China. Features 5-nights at Beijing Plaza Hotel, plus guided tours to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Olympic venues making your adventure a true bucket list journey!

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HOTEL

Worry free lodging allowing you to focus on running the Great Wall. Features 3-nights at the Beijing Plaza Hotel, a 4-star international hotel with soft beds and hot showers. Enjoy delicious breakfast each morning and a gala dinner party after the race.

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DISCLAIMER

Please note that event and travel package information here represents what is planned for the event. Locations, hotels, schedule, adjustments and changes may apply depending on conditions, availability, late participation entries, and improvements. The event strives to improve for the best experience.

Your Bucket List Adventure To Run
The Great Wall of China Awaits You!