Great Wall Marathon

19 May 2018

Runner's Guide

We will soon be welcoming you to the race of a lifetime - The Great Wall Marathon 2017! This year is quite special as it marks the 60th running event organized worldwide by Albatros Adventure Marathons since the inaugural Great Wall Marathon in 1999. To help you mentally prepare for your forthcoming challenge, we are pleased to provide an online edition of our 2017 Runner's Guide. 

We look forward to seeing you soon! Until the 20th May 2017, good luck with your training and stay healthy!

Best regards,

Albatros Adventure Marathons



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2017 Runners Guide

Runners and spectators will receive a copy of the 2017 Runners Guide in their race pack upon arrival to the hotel in Beijing on 16-17 May. Participants arriving after 22:00 on the 17th May can collect their race pack on Thursday morning, when going to the Route Inspection. Local runners residing in China will receive their race packs through Chinese mail service in April.

The contents includes a brief event history, merchandise, logistics for Inspection Day and Race Day, details on key celebrations, and some important facts for both runners and spectators. A course map and elevation profile is also available.

The Runners Guide is provided in English with an overview in Chinese.
View the 2017 Runners Guide