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

Find out all you need to know about the Great Wall Marathon – 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 Marathon is an awe-inspiring and challenging event set against the iconic and historic backdrop of the Great Wall of China. Navigating through the steps, passes, and a section of the wall, runners encounter a grueling and unforgettable race experience, fusing a physically demanding course with majestic, panoramic views of the Chinese landscape. The event, which attracts athletes from all around the world, is famed for its elevation changes and the stark contrast between the rugged historic wall and the lush Chinese countryside. This marathon is not only a race but an immersive journey through a significant emblem of Chinese history and a testament to human endurance and persistence.

Date: 

Sat
May 18
2024

Location: 

Beijing, China

Distance

42.2km

Elevation profile: 

Hilly

Website: 

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Elevation gain: 

Number of participants: 

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How to train for Great Wall Marathon: Great Wall Marathon training plans for every runner

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

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

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