Welcome to Run The GREAT WALL
The Great Wall of China is one of the 7th wonders of the world, a historic landmark that collectively stretches over 21,000 kilometers with sections from the ocean, through the mountains, and into the breathtaking country of China.
Run The GREAT WALL brings runners the incredible experience of running a race on sections of the Great Wall and surrounding lands, to run on the steps of ancient history in what has been revered as some of the most challenging endurance events on the planet. These races give you the choice to run distances from 10K up to 168K (100-miles) for a dream adventure running adventure unlike anything else you will ever experience.
Plan your Great Wall adventure today!
These are not your average race experiences, running on the Great Wall of China is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure experience that you can check off your bucket list. A true dream adventure awaits you.
Steps In History
These are challenging races, featuring thousands of massive, steep, uneven steps you'll climb and descend from tower to tower. Prepare to train and conquer the physical and mental challenges in your journey on the Great Wall of China.
The challenge is well worth the effort as you will experience breathtaking panoramic views of the Great Wall and China's mountain countryside. Crossing the finish line will be one of your greatest life accomplishments.
Choose Your Race
Choose from 3 unique Great Wall race experiences. To get more details and to register, select a race below.
A landmark running event giving runners the opportunity to run some of the most popular sections of the Jinshanling Great Wall featuring over 20,000 steps throughout the course. Taking place in Luanping County, Chengde, the Hebei province, 125 km northeast of Beijing.
DISTANCES: HALF MARATHON • 10K
APRIL 14, 2024
Go longer and beyond in the Jinshanling Great Wall 100, a cross-country ultra-running event giving runners the opportunity to run some of the most beautiful sections of the Jinshanling Great Wal of China. Taking place in Luanping County, Chengde, the Hebei province, 125 km northeast of Beijing.
DISTANCES: 100K • 50K • 30K • 10K
OCTOBER 14-15, 2023
Where the Great Wall meets the ocean the Shanhaiguan Great Wall Trail Race gives ultramarathon runners a unique off-the-beaten-path experience of the Great Wall of China. Taking place in the Shanhaiguan District of Qinhuangdao, a port city on the coast of China in northern Hebei province.