Plan your bucket list adventure, race day is Sunday, April 12, 2020
Running On Ancient History
Adventure runners rejoice with a bucket list race to run one of the 7th wonders of the world, a historic landmark, the Great Wall of China. Run through the steps of ancient history on what has been revered as one of the most challenging marathons on the planet. Your next ultimate running adventure awaits you!

Race Day: Sunday, April 12, 2020

Media Report

“Runnig”magazine“Running Along the Longest Wall in the World”

Dream Race

This is no regular race, prepare and train to conquer the physical and mental challenge that will push you for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure experience on the Great Wall of China. ​

Steps In History

Featuring thousands of massive, steep, uneven steps you'll climb and descend. Guaranteed to make your legs burn as your traverse the historical Great Wall of China.​

Rewarding Challenge

The challenge is well worth it as you will experience breathtaking panoramic views of the Great Wall, then crossing the finish line will be one of your greatest accomplishments!​

Race Detail

The 8th annual international Jinshanling Great Wall Marathon is a well-organized marathon event tailored to athletes and runners from around the world. Giving participants the required support to run the challenging race course on the historic Great Wall of China. Making for an amazing marathon adventure to check off your bucket list.


Race day is Sunday, April 12, 2020.


Registration deadline is March 12, 2020.


  • 5:30 AM – Buses depart from Beijing
  • 8:30 AM – Opening ceremony
  • 9:30 AM – Race start
  • 16:00 PM – Awards ceremony
  • 17:00 PM – Bus departs to Beijing


All participants are picked up in the city of Beijing by bus and transported to the Jinshanling Great Wall Scenic Area.


Full Marathon
Half Marathon
10 Kilometers
  • Shuttle bus transportation
  • Official race shirt
  • Collectible finisher medal
  • Special award ceremony
  • Course aid-stations
  • Medical first-aid
  • Volunteer support
  • Finish line water & food
  • Event insurance
  • Race photos
  • A bucket list adventure

Great Wall  Course +Facts

Race Photos

Race Entry

Full Marathon

$ 340
  • Run Full Marathon course
  • Official chip timing
  • finished metal
  • 7 Course aid-stations
  • Special award for top finishers
  • Official finisher certificate
  • Great Wall T-Shirt

Half Marathon

$ 340
  • Run Half Marathon course
  • Official chip timing
  • finished metal
  • 4 Course aid-stations
  • Special award for top finishers
  • Official finisher certificate
  • Great Wall T-Shirt


10km run
$ 250
  • Run 10K course
  • 3 Course aid-stations
  • Official finisher certificate
  • finished metal
  • Great Wall T-Shirt

Race Packages

The majority of international athletes and participants are traveling from abroad to Run The GREAT WALL of China. To make things simple and worry-free we have developed a few awesome race package options for participants.  Make your journey to Beijing, China and the Great Wall a true bucket list adventure.



Please note that event and travel package information here represents what is planned for the event. Locations, hotels, schedule, adjustments and changes may apply depending on conditions, availability, late participation entries, and improvements. The event strives to improve for the best experience.

Your Bucket List Adventure To Run
The Great Wall of China Awaits You!