The Great Wall Marathon

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  • Run one of history's greatest landmarks, the only one visible from space!
  • Choose from three distances to zoom passed the Tianjin countryside
  • With all those steps, the Full Marathon will be the toughest of your life

Why Run The Great Wall Marathon?

As Confucius said “Pfft. Whatever -  you’ve seen one marathon, you’ve seen them all”. 

He had a point. The landmarks of London, the streets of New York and the blocks of Boston all look pretty much the same.

So imagine running the most challenging marathon of your life along one of mankind's greatest monuments - on the Great Wall Marathon in China!

On the Great Wall Marathon, you'll breathe the fresh air of the Tianjin Province. Better still, you'll feel thousands of years of history pounding beneath your feet as ornate Chinese flags flutter in the wind as descend the undulating course and you imagine crossing that finish line.

Since the inaugural Great Wall Marathon in 1999, the field has grown steadily to a sellout event with 2,500 runners from over 60 nations in the 2015 edition. 

What's So Great About The Great Wall?

Well, to start with, it's one of Seven Wonders of the World. So how about adding this one to your count for World Wonder domination?

Offering up three distances: a full, 26.2 mile (42.2km) marathon featuring 5,164 steps, half marathon (you do the math!) and a 8.5km Fun Run, the incredible Chinese landscape will whizz past as you climb thousands of cobblestoned step. 

But be warned, this event is not for the amateur or faint-hearted - one lucky finisher survivor described the full marathon as “Beautiful, painful and difficult. The most brutal race I have ever run. Loved it!" We're assuming it was this guy:

So you think you’re a winner? Click the link if you’re warrior enough! If you really think you can win it, we say go for it! 

With every step, we suggest you keep the words of that other great, Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu in mind:"Winner, winner, chicken dinner!"

In Short

  • Run one of history's greatest landmarks, the only one visible from space!
  • Choose from three distances to zoom passed the Tianjin countryside
  • With all those steps, the Full Marathon will be the toughest of your life
Will Howell Cornes
written byWill Howell Cornes
LocationChina
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