16 May 2020

Great Wall Marathon
16 May 2020

5,164 steps into history!

Since its inception in 1999, the Great Wall Marathon has become revered as one of the world's most challenging marathons.

Run the most demanding 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.



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The Great Wall Marathon is widely considered one of the world's most challenging marathons.

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Great, fantastic, awe-inspiring, unforgettable and undeniably difficult. It’s all there.

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

Michael Olsen
2014 Great Wall Marathon finisher