Mikkeller Running Club - 6-day package

Join Mikkeller Running Club (MRC) at the 2020 Great Wall Marathon, and have the time of your life with Mikkeller runners from around the world!
13-18 May
6 days
1 495 USD

This 6-day marathon and holiday package offers you the definitive Beijing experience, plus the camraderie of an international bunch united by a few unique common interests - Mikkeller beer and fresh running adventures!

All nights are spent in the capital of China and you will have an unforgettable holiday in this exciting city. With ample time for exploring, you will have an opportunity to visit classic Beijing highlights such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven. Plus, there will be plenty of chances to sample exquisite local cuisines in the many markets and street stalls of old Beijing. As a member of the MRC group, you are invited to join the MRC Shake Out Run.

Whatever your interests, Beijing offers something for all. Join us!

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Itinerary

The itinerary is detailed below. This is what you'll be doing during your stay!

13 May 2020Welcome to Beijing

Arrival in Beijing. Transfer buses are available throughout the day and leave for the city with 30-45 minute intervals. Look for "The Great Wall Marathon" sign in the arrivals hall and our representatives will show you to the bus.

All members of the MRC group will be staying at the Radisson Blue Hotel Beijing (or a similar standard hotel). After checking-in to your hotel, check the hotel notice board to confirm your tour guide's name and phone number. Goodie bags will be handed out by the guide. If you don't receive your goodie bag today, it will be given to you on Inspection Day.

The rest of the day is free for you to explore Beijing.

Meals: not included

Pre-nights - 11 & 12 May: Please note, pre-nights can be added to your travel package before 16 April 2020, when booking your package online, or at a later date by contacting us via email. Booking requests received after 16 April 2020 cannot be guaranteed.

14 May 2020Great Wall Marathon Route Inspection

Today, is Inspection Day! This is your time to inspect the route, including a leisurely walk along the Great Wall, and speak with race officials about the forthcoming event.

Our day will begin early in the morning as we board our bus and head to the Great Wall for route inspection. Breakfast will be served as a breakfast box, if your hotel is unable to serve a buffet breakfast before our early departure.

All runners are expected to walk the 3.5km of the Huangyaguan section of the wall that is part of the marathon, half-marathon and 8.5k Fun Run course. Non-runners are also welcome, although good physical condition is required. A sandwich lunch will be served.

We will arrive back in Beijing around 5pm.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

15 May 2020MRC Shake Out Run & Time for Exploring Beijing

Today is the perfect day for a little pre-race rest, re-fueling and warm-up before the big event tomorrow! To help you get your running groove back, MRC is organizing a special Shake Out Run at 9:00am. Details regarding the route will be provided by your group leader.

Following the group run, the day is yours - spend it filling your senses with the sights and sounds of Beijing!

Why not visit the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square or the Temple of Heaven? Do a bit of shopping in the Silk Alley. Enjoy a lunch filled with local flavors from one of the many markets and street stalls of old Beijing. Alternatively, head to the Summer Palace, the former summer residence of the Imperial family or see the giant panda at the city zoo.

Whatever your interests, Beijing is a diverse, vibrant and historical city with a wide range of attractions to suit any taste!

Meals: Breakfast

16 May 2020Race Day

Today is the big day!

Breakfast boxes will be handed out before we leave for Huangyaguan at 3:30am. The race starts at 7:30am. Sandwich lunches will be provided for everyone at the race site. As a special post-race treat, all runners will be treated to Great Wall Marathon Beer, an exclusive recipe crafted by Mikkeller.

Busses will be ready to take runners back to Beijing between 12 and 4:30pm. A 20-minute massage on site is included after the race.

For more information about the race, look here.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

17 May 2020Beijing, Evening Celebration Party

Today is a day of rest and recovery. Or join the group leader for a jog.
The rest of the day can be used to explore more of the bustling Chinese capital.

In the evening, we all gather for the big celebration dinner. All participants will be picked up at their hotels and taken to the party venue tonight.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

18 May 2020Farewell Beijing

Depending on your departure time, you might be able to do some last-minute shopping or take in more of Beijing's sights. Hotel check-out is before noon.

Please note that the departure transfer is not included in the package but can be pre-booked at an extra cost. See prices for details.

Meal: Breakfast

Post-nights - 18 & 19 May: Please note, post-nights can be added to your travel package before 16 April 2020, when booking your package online, or at a later date by contacting us via email. Booking requests received after 16 April 2020 cannot be guaranteed.

Price information

Have a look at package prices below. Please note that prices include the race package.

Prices

From 16 March 2020 a late booking fee of USD 100 pr. person applies to all bookings. Registrations close on 16 April 2020, but the tour may fill up and close earlier.

6-day Itinerary
13 May to 18 May 2020

Hotel rating Package price per person
Shared Double/Twin Single supplement

4-star hotel
(Radisson Blu Beijing
or similar standard)

1495 USD +395 USD

 

Extra Nights
Pre-nights: 11 & 12 May
Post-nights: 18 & 19 May

Hotel rating Price per person per night
Shared Double/Twin Single supplement

4-star hotel
(Radisson Blu Beijing
or similar standard)

80 USD +80 USD

 

Departure Transfer
To Beijing Capital International Airport or Beijing Railway Station
  50 USD

* Kindly note, excursions can be purchased at the time of booking, or later by contacting us via email. The deadline for adding excursions to your travel is 16 April 2020.

Inclusions

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Transfer from airport to hotel when arriving to Beijing International Airport from 8:00-21:00
  • Sightseeing, meals and excursions as stated in the itinerary
  • The Great Wall Marathon race package which includes: start number, bib chip timing, running T-shirt, supplies on route, Danish medical team and finisher certificate. For more information, see Race Info
  • Mikkeller Running Club Singlet
  • Comprehensive information packet and guide book for the Great Wall Marathon event which includes detailed maps and day-by-day descriptions.
  • English speaking tour leader from Albatros Adventure Marathons
  • Transportation as per itinerary

Exclusions

  • Flights
  • Visa for China
  • Departure transfer to airport (These can be purchased separately.) 
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned under 'Inclusions'

Payment

Please note that if you register more than 75 days prior to departure, you will be charged an initial 25% of the total price and the remaining 75% will be deducted from your credit card 75 days prior to departure. If you register less than 75 days to departure, the full amount will be charged.

Registration deadlines

Registration closes for the 2020 Great Wall Marathon on 16 April 2020. After this date, no new entries will be accepted. We advise you, however, to book early to avoid disappointment. 

If you sign up after 16 March 2020, a late registration fee of 100 USD will be applied to each person on your booking. In addition, the full amount (ie. not just the deposit) must be paid immediately.

Important Info

We've put together a list of important information about travel in China. Have a look below.

Visa information

Almost all non-Chinese nationals will need a visa to enter China. There are different categories and you will most likely need a tourist visa (L). Please contact your local Chinese embassy or consulate for more information. The procedure normally requires submitting a visa application form, paying a fee and providing the Chinese authorities with an authorised itinerary from Albatros Adventure Marathons.

Around early April, you will receive a service voucher which you can use for acquiring a visa. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please note that your passport must be valid for at least six months after entry.

Transfers

Arrival transfers from the airport to the hotel will be available on 13 May 2020 from 8:00-21:00. Busses leave the airport in 30-45 minute intervals. The Great Wall Marathon representatives in the arrivals hall will show you to the bus.  Please be advised that there may be a waiting time of up to an hour at the airport. To organize your pick up please email us your flight details.

Departure transfers are not included in the package and can be booked separately. The optional departure transfer only goes to Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) or Beijing Daxing Airport (PKX). If you would like to add a departure transfer to your reservation, please select this option on the booking form and let us know your departure flight details. 

Hotels

Beijing

All members of the MRC group will be staying at the 4-star Radisson Blu Hotel Beijing or a similar standard. 

Pre- and/or post nights can be booked before 16 April 2020, when booking your package online or at a later date by contacting us via email. Booking requests received after 16 April 2020 cannot be guaranteed.

Pre-nights are available: 11 May, 12 May

Post-nights are available: 18 May, 19 May

Kindly note that above hotels are subject to change.

Room options

If you are a single traveller and choose a shared double room when booking, we will pair you with another traveller of the same gender.

If you prefer to have your own room, choose single room. A single supplement will apply.

Payment

Please note that if you register more than 75 days prior to departure, you will be charged an initial 25% of the total price and the remaining 75% will be deducted from your credit card 75 days prior to departure. If you register less than 75 days to departure, the full amount will be charged.

Overseas travellers

Participants must book their flight in to Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) or Beijing Daxing Airport (PKX) with arrival no later than the day your tour starts (13 May 2020). See "Transfers" for information on transportation to your hotel.

Your departure from China can be arranged as you prefer, but kindly note that the optional departure transfer only goes to Beijing Capital International Airport or Beijing Daxing Airport.

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