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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.
In the media
Read what others are saying about the Great Wall Marathon:
Daily Burn (13/1/2017)
"Best Destination Half-marathons in the World"
"On your mark: run the best marathons across the globe"
BBC The Travel Show (21/07/2016)
Is this one of the world's toughest marathons?
Huffington Post (02/11/2013)
9 Beautiful Marathons Around the World That Are Worth Travelling For
The Best Marathons for Travelers: Great Wall Marathon
Beijing Review (11/08/2011)
Marathon on the Great Wall
Marathon Runners Reach a Great Wall
Marathon runners truly 'hit the wall' in China
Runner's World (01/01/2005)
Great Wall Marathon
The Observer (04/04/2004)
50 sporting things you must do before you die
The New York Times (03/09/2000)
Great Wall Marathon - More Than Just A Race