This event is rescheduled from 20 May, 2023 (Sat)

Great Wall Marathon

5 (1 Review)
Huangyaguan, China
18 May, 2024 (Sat)
Event size: 1000 - 4999 participants

Running

8.5 km, 21.097 km, 42.195 km

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Great Wall Half Marathon

18 May, 2024 (Sat)
Running
21.097 km
Race size: 1000 - 2499 participants
Solo
On site
Mixed

Great Wall Marathon

18 May, 2024 (Sat)
Running
42.195 km
Race size: 500 - 999 participants
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Solo
On site
Mixed

Great Wall 8.5 km Fun Run

18 May, 2024 (Sat)
Running
8.5 km
Race size: 250 - 499 participants
Solo
On site
Mixed

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Megan Rivard
May 2014
42.195 km

EPIC RACE. I honestly wasn't sure what to expect, as I sort of assumed The Great Wall would be glorified on the internet, but I was so wrong. It was MAGICAL. The race was incredibly challenging, with over 5,000 cobblestone steps, but I will never forget that day. The race was very well organized, with danish doctors at the top of every stair peak making sure people were hydrated and feeling fit to run. Loads of water stations, as it was 40 degrees and 100% humidity. They also had buckets of ice water and sponges to cool down. I personally would have appreciated a vegan option at the end of it all, but other than that, 10/10!

Brutal, you have to do the stairs twice! Worth it, the views are breath taking. Literally!

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