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Our team has collected a list of frequently asked questions about the Great Wall Marathon. If you don’t find your question listed below, then feel free to contact us.

The Great Wall Marathon will be initiated from November 1 to December 30
The deadline is March 1st. However the Great Wall Marathon registration may end before March 1st as we operate with a limited number of expat runners. We advise runners to register as early as possible. The registrations come after the deadline (March 1) are subject to a compulsory late booking fee according to the late booking policy if we still have spots.
The Great Wall Marathon features three distances:
Full marathon – 42.195km/26.2mi
Half marathon – 21.1km/13.1mi
Fun Run – 8.5km – a non-competitive run on the Great Wall
In recent years, the weather during The Great Wall Marathon has been somewhat unpredictable, varying from a low of 16°C/61°F to a high of 35°C/95°F. On average, the temperature is around 25°C/77°F. Rain is unusual during the race, but may occur. Please be prepared for high humidity.
Please wear normal running shoes, shorts and a light colored running sing let. On your head, do not wear a baseball cap (as it will accumulate heat on your head)but a shade is very recommendable. Please wear sunscreen with high factors, as the ultraviolet is strong.
The cut off time is 8 hours. All runners with a net finishing time exceed 8 hours will receive a FNT (Finished No Time) on the result list.
At 14:00 (6 hours after the last runner in wave 4 has crossed the start line) the gate leading to the wall will be closed. Marathon runners who have not reached the gate at this time will not be allowed to finish.
At 16:00 (8 hours after the last runner in wave 4 has crossed the start line) the Great Wall Marathon ends.
Runners still on the route will be picked up by a race official car and taken to the finish area.
We will arrange courier delivery(by SF Express) for the race pack in April. Please provide us receiver name , contact address and phone number. We prefer office address with Chinese speaking helper which is easier for the courier man.
You will be confirmed by service voucher in one week once the full payment and entry form with necessary documents are received before the deadline. If you book any extra service such as transfers and accommodations with us , we will send you a separate voucher for the extra service in mid-April.
All distances start and finish at Anywhere you choice.