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Conquer The Wall Marathon
The official Conquer the Wall Marathon on the Great Wall of China is the first and longest-running international marathon on the Great Wall of China. A locally organized event held annually the 2nd Saturday of May (this may be subject to change), offering a full selection of runs including a full marathon, a half-marathon, a 10k, and 5k.
Conquer the Wall Marathon race course has 20,518 countable steps throughout varied terrain along the length of the race. Runners will traverse the Gubeikou and Jinshanling sections of the Great Wall allowing runners the opportunity to see both older unrestored and newly restored sections of the great wall. The course meanders through secluded and rarely visited sections of the Great Wall featuring prestigious pathways on the most picturesque parts of the Great Wall giving marathon runners breath-taking panoramic views and memories that will last a lifetime.
In addition to experiencing the Great Wall of China, runners will be able to enjoy majestic charm in the historic city of Beijing. Visit royal locations including The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, The Summer Palace, and Ming’s Tomb to experience and relive the romantic past of China’s history. Olympic fans can visit the impressive Bird’s Nest stadium and other venues at the Olympic Village. See the full article here.
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