Like all Albatros Adventure Marathons, The Great Wall Marathon is designed to be more than just a race. It's also about enjoying time together with family, friends and other running-minded spirits. Spectators welcome!
In order to register for The Great Wall Marathon, you must sign up for one of the tour packages.
Looking for extra awe and adventure? Add excursions or an extension to your package for the ultimate China experience.
The Great Wall Marathon is more than just a marathon - it's a journey through China! While it’s hard to top the post-race exhilaration of a Great Wall Marathon finish, we’re certain these immersive add-ons are the perfect complement to your experience. You can see top sites or visit the lesser-traveled areas, get to know the country, and interact with the local cultures. Live it up!
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.
Great Wall Marathon 2022 is cancelled - See you on 16 September 2023
It is with heavy hearts that we have decided to cancel the Great Wall Marathon 2022. The re-opening of Chinese borders to tourists and the permission to organize international events is still filled with uncertainty and no real indications on what to expect. We will now focus on 2023 and bringing back the Great Wall Marathon at full scale!
Participants who already booked have received an email with their options. If you would like to run the wall in September 2023 you will find all the details here on the website.
Our Covid-19 Peace of Mind Policy
While we remain optimistic that the world will win control over Covid-19 during 2022 there’s obviously still uncertainty and questions for the coming year. We have used the past several months to become as prepared as possible to organize races in the post-corona era and are positive that we can live up to various restrictions and regulations set forth by the Chinese authorities. With that said, however, we understand that many of you may still wonder how Covid-19 will effect travelling in the year to come, which is why we have outlined our policy for possible Covid-19 travel restrictions to give you peace of mind while still being able to secure your spot at the Great Wall Marathon.
- If the race is cancelled by Albatros Adventure Marathons, you will receive a full refund of the payments made to Albatros Adventure Marathons.
- If the race is postponed to a later date, you will have the choice between moving your entry to the new date or receive a full refund of payments made to Albatros Adventure Marathons. Note that the decision to cancel or postpone the race will be taken no later than 4 weeks prior to the event, but in most cases the decision will be taken at least 8 weeks in advance.
- If official travel restrictions prohibiting you from travelling to China are in place 30 days before the event, you can cancel your booking and receive a full refund of the payments made to Albatros Adventure Marathons. This includes restrictions disabling you to depart from your home country as well as restrictions banning you from entering China due to Covid-19 regulations.