5,164 steps into history!
Run the most challenging marathon of your life along one of mankind's greatest monuments. 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. The Great Wall Marathon event offers three distances: a marathon, half marathon and a 8.5km Fun Run.
The 2017 Runners Guide is now available - see Race Info for full details!
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Beautiful, painful, and difficult. The most brutal race I have ever run. Loved it!"