Great Wall Marathon

20 May 2017


Welcome to the Great Wall Marathon media page.
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History of the Great Wall Marathon

The first Great Wall Marathon took place in 1999 with 292 runners. Since then, the field has steadily grown to over 2,500 participants from over 50 nations. Read the full story here.

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Great Wall Marathon 2016

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Great Wall Marathon 2015

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In the media

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What others thought

Beautiful, painful, and difficult. The most brutal race I have ever run. Loved it!

Michael Olsen,
2014 Great Wall Marathon finisher

Running along The Great Wall is the most beautiful thing, it's bloody hard but you'll love every minute of it. Get this race in your bucket list today.

2016 Great Wall Marathon finisher

The actually marathon was awesome inspiring. It was immense in every way. Although in pain on the way round,I found myself looking around and smiling. Ithe was unbelievable something in which words cannot describe.

2016 Great Wall Marathon finisher