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.