Great Wall Marathon

18 May 2019


Welcome to the Great Wall Marathon media page.

Press Release 2018
Click here to download our latest Press Release, announcing the 2018 Great Wall Marathon. Great Wall Marathon 18 Countdown PRESS RELEASE.pdf

Press Guide 2017

Click here to download a PDF of our 2017 Press Guide.

This official press guide provides a detailed look at the history, concept and all events organized by Albatros Adventure Marathons. Current events include The Great Wall Marathon, The Big Five Marathon, The Petra Desert Marathon, The Polar Circle Marathon and The Bagan Temple Marathon.



Click here to view a digital version and/or download our brochure.


Press Contact

If you are a member of the press and would like to request press accreditation please contact Steen Albrechtsen, Press Manager,



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Please credit all photos with Albatros Adventure Marathons. Images can only be used for editorial purposes, unless permission has been granted by Albatros Adventure Marathons for other use.


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 2017

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Great Wall Marathon 2016

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Great Wall Marathon 2015

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In the media

Read what others are saying about the Great Wall Marathon:

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What others thought

"In my personal opinion the Great Wall Marathon China 2018 was an amazing experience and competition with great runners from all over the world and new friendships ... 
Excellent and challenging trail route, organization and logistics of first level. 
All the travel was exciting!!! Regards from Mexico,"

Mike Cortes,
2018 Great Wall Marathon finisher

The Great Wall experience was fantastic!! I cannot even find words to express the awesomeness of this trip!

2016 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