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Great Wall Marathon

18 May 2019



"The most amazing event ever....... join us at the Great Wall Marathon and run 5,164 steps into history."


Event Summary

Listed on the Forbes list of the Top 10 Marathons Worth Travelling For, the Great Wall Marathon is known worldwide as one of the toughest. The other thing the Great Wall is known for is being one of the friendliest. The concept of this event, where runners travel together in a group and run the marathon as a group makes for lasting friendships and camaraderie like no other.

This event will leave you breathless in more ways than one!

The Great Wall Marathon is the most famous adventure marathon in the world. First held in 1999, it is coming up for it’s 20th edition in 2019.

Guaranteed Entry and Accommodation Packages are available to the Great Wall Marathon, with choice of either a 6d/5n option where you stay in a rural town or the 7d/6n Beijing option. Either way, the experience and breathtaking scenery will create lasting memories of and event that is the ultimate achievement.



Why Book With RunFun Travel?


We specialise in small groups, personal service and expert knowledge of marathons. We are here to share our marathon experience with you and to make sure your experience is unforgettable.

Official Travel Partner

As an Official Travel Partner for the Great Wall Marathon we can Guarantee your entry to the event

Expert Knowledge & Advice

At RunFun Travel we’re not just a travel agent....we are involved in marathon running around the world and have been for over 30 years. We have been involved with the organisation of the Great Wall Marathon since 2002 and can advise you on every aspect of your run, your trip, additional tours, flights, etc. We know the answers as we’ve done it so many times before!

"Thank you for such a magnificent life experience and a great event.
I would love visit again and will always recommend RunFun Travel."


  • Guaranteed Entry
  • Accommodation
  • All your Race Photos and Race Day Video
  • Event Branded Technical Shirt
  • Race Branded Finishers' Medal for all Events
  • Rice & Noodle Dinner (Carbo Load)
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Gala Celebration Dinner
  • All Race Related Transfers
  • Post-Race Massage
  • Optional Tours
  • A Bucket List Adventure


You can choose from the Marathon, Half Marathon or Fun Run (approx.. 8km)

No. Entry is only available by way of an Entry and Accommodation Package.

The Great Wall Marathon is mainly run on asphalt roads in fair condition and no special footwear is required. The wall section consists of steps of varying height and width.

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