Great Wall Marathon China
5,164 historic steps!
Since the first Great Wall Marathon in 1999, the field has grown steadily to a sell-out event with 2,500 runners from over 60 nations. The Great Wall Marathon (each year in May) is widely considered one of the world's most challenging marathons and takes you along one of the greatest monuments in the world.
The Great Wall Marathon features three distances: a full marathon - 42.195km/26.2mi, a half marathon - 21.1km/13.1mi and a 8.5km/5.5mi Fun Run - a non-competitive run on the wall. The Great Wall Marathon starts from the Yin and Yang square in the old Huangyaguan fortress. Despite the arduous course on the Great Wall of China, runners will be rewarded by the breath-taking surroundings and views. As the route leads participants through the lower valley and into the villages, onlookers will be cheering and the festive atmosphere is a real energy boost! The weather in May is hot and humid with temperatures reaching highs of around 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit).
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