2024 Great Wall 8km: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Great Wall 8km – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

The Great Wall 8.5K offers a condensed, yet equally captivating experience, immersing participants in the breathtaking vistas and historical grandeur of China’s Great Wall. This route is heralded for offering a slightly less strenuous, but still challenging journey through the iconic steps and pathways of this ancient structure, rendering it accessible for a broader range of fitness levels. Participants navigate through steep ascents, rugged terrain, and ancient watchtowers, simultaneously being transported through China's rich history while engaging in a formidable physical endeavor. This event, whilst shorter than its marathon and half-marathon counterparts, provides an incredibly memorable experience, combining the essence of adventure, fitness, and a palpable connection with the past.

Date: 

Sat
May 18
2024

Location: 

Beijing, China

Distance

8km

Elevation profile: 

Hilly

Website: 

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Number of participants: 

How to train for Great Wall 8km: Great Wall 8km training plans for every runner

To train for Great Wall 8km, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

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  • Incorporates deloads and strength training
  • Helps you manage your recovery and nutrition

Having a plan will also help with accountability, meaning that you can focus purely on improving your running game.

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