Great Wall Course
The scenery on the Jinshanling Great Wall 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 map and elevation gain/descent, then train so you are physically and mentally prepared to conquer the Great Wall!
The course will be marked with specific signs and colors for each distance, the colors are: Full Marathon = BLUE, Half Marathon = GREEN, 10K = PURPLE. When at the race please pay attention to signs, flagging, and markings for your distance.
After reaching the East Gate the second time on the return, if a participant is unable to finish the second half of the race at this point they can apply to change the distance from Full to Half Marathon and finish the race. When arriving at the finish the participant will receive finisher medal and items, however, their race result will be DNF.
Below is the elevation profile for the full marathon race along with total elevation climb/descent for each distance. A challenging race that runners must train to fully enjoy the experience.
Below is the aid station count and sequence for each distance.
|FULL MARATHON||SP1 > SP2 > SP3 > SP4/CP2 > SP3 > SP2 > SP5 > SP6 > SP7/CP3 > SP1||10|
|HALF MARATHON||SP1 > SP2 > SP3 > SP4/CP2 > SP3 > SP2 > SP1||7|
|10K||SP1 > SP2||2|
|SP = Supply Station, CP = Checkpoint station|
All stations will have essential medical aid and provide a variety of options including but not limited to: beverages, mineral water, bananas, snacks, etc. It is recommended that all runners carry water with them in a hydration pack or runners bottle along with your own running fuel such as electrolytes, gels, bars, or special foods to help you best complete the race.
In addition to the stations, there will be course monitor volunteers at key locations such as intersections and dangerous locations to guide and direct runners the correct way. Please pay attention and follow course monitors.
There are a total of 4 bathroom locations throughout the course and one at the start/finish line.
If a participant is experiencing physical discomfort or weakness during the race, please stop at a station or course monitor location and ask for help.