TRAVEL

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.

5-Night Hotel + Beijing Tour Package

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 and Summer Palace, and the Olympic venues, making your adventure a true bucket list journey!

Package Itinerary

April 13 - Arrive in Beijing
Meet at the airport, transfer to hotel by shuttle bus to the hotel. Rest of the day at your leisure.
April 14 - Great Wall Course Preview
Breakfast at the hotel. Bus to Jinshanling Great Wall for course inspection and enjoy the local scenery. Lunch included at a local restaurant.
April 15 - Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & Olympic Venues
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Tiananmen Square, one of the largest public squares with landmark historical buildings including; Late Chairman Maos Memorial Hall, Great Hall of the People, China National Museum, and Tower of Heaven Peace. Featuring traditional Chinese to Western and Russian styles, showcasing the long history of China. Then go to the ancient Forbidden City which served as the imperial palace for Ming and Qing emperors for 500 years. In the afternoon you will go to The Temple of Heaven where emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasty worshiped the God of Heaven and prayed for good harvests. Ending the day will be a brief orientation for the Great Wall Marathon. Lunch is included.
April 16 - Race Day on The GREAT WALL of China!
Extra early breakfast at the hotel. Depart on the bus to the Jinshanling Great Wall Marathon venue. You will enjoy a wonderful and challenging race on the top of the Great Wall of China. After race ends, the bus will transfer you back to the hotel, in the evening enjoy a gala dinner with runners.
April 17 - Tour to Summer Palace
Breakfast at the hotel. Bus to Summer Palace, a preserved imperial garden in China where Emperors of Qing Dynasty spent their summer time. On the way back to the hotel will be a short picture stop at Beijing Olympic venues including the iconic Bird Nest and Water Cube. Lunch is included.
April 18 - Check Out & Depart
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and shuttle bus to the airport. (Check out time is 12:00 at noon).

Price: $1,150 USD

Single Occupancy Supplement: $275 USD

INCLUDES:

  • 5-nights accommodation with breakfast on twin sharing basis.
  • Course preview tour to Jinshanling Great Wall.
  • Beijing tours to Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Olympic venues.
  • English speaking guide, coach, tour entrance fees.
  • Two group Chinese lunches.
  • Gala dinner.
  • Round-trip airport transfers.

EXCLUDES:

  • Meals not listed.
  • Tips, visa, air tickets.
  • Personal or private expenses.

3-Night Hotel Package

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.

Package Itinerary

April 14 - Arrive in Beijing
Self check-in Beijing Plaza Hotel.
April 15 - Free Day
Free day to do as you wish, explore Beijing on your own. In the afternoon will be a brief orientation for the Great Wall Marathon.
April 16 - Race Day on The GREAT WALL of China!
Extra early breakfast at the hotel. Depart on the bus to the Jinshanling Great Wall Marathon venue. You will enjoy a wonderful and challenging race on the top of the Great Wall of China. After race ends, the bus will transfer you back to the hotel, in the evening enjoy a gala dinner with runners.
April 17 - Check Out & Depart
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of the hotel and depart to the airport on your own. (Check out time is 12:00 at noon).

Price: $650 USD

Single Occupancy Supplement: $175 USD

INCLUDES:

  • 3-nights accommodation with breakfast on twin sharing basis.
  • Shuttle bus transfer between hotel and marathon venue at Jinshanling Great Wall.
  • Two group Chinese lunches.
  • Gala dinner.

EXCLUDES:

  • Airport to hotel transfers.
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Meals not listed.
  • Tips, visa, air tickets.
  • Personal or private expenses.
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.

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