Getting To The Start Line

Buses will depart to the Great Wall from the Renaissance Hotel very early in the morning and return throughout the day, buses will depart for Beijing as they fill up.

  • Depart Renaissance Hotel at 3:30 AM.
  • Depart Great Wall returning to Beijing at 6:45 PM

Departure times will be announced closer to race date. The last bus will depart the Great Wall at 6:45. Please make sure you catch this bus otherwise you will need to make other arrangements to return to Beijing.

All Runners will need a bus pass to take the bus to and from the Great Wall on race day. Your pass will be given to you at check-in.


Please note the Beijing Subway will NOT be open in time for you to reach either of the departure hotels. Because of the very early morning departure to the Great Wall, you will need to arrange your own transport to the departure points.

Return to Beijing

Buses returning to Beijing after the race will depart at 5:00 PM following the official Closing Ceremony at the Great Wall.

For those runners whose events have finished earlier in the day, and do not wish to stay for the Closing Ceremony, a few buses will be made available throughout the afternoon to transport them back to Beijing. These buses fill on a first come first served basis.

All buses will return to the Renaissance Hotel.

Hotel Locations

Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel

61 Dongsanhuan Middle Road
Chayang District, Beijing 100022 China
Phone: 86-10-5863-8888
Subway Stop: Shuangjing on Line 10

Leo Hostel

A Lai Ke Zhan, (Guang Ju Yuan Dian)
52 Da Zha Lan Xi Jie, Qianmen, Xicheng
Qu, Beijing China
Phone: 0086-10-63031595
Subway Stop: Qianmen on Line 2


Please note that locations, hotels, course information here represents the Conquer the Wall Marathon as of 2014. Locations, hotels, course variations, adjustments, and changes may apply for future races depending on conditions, availability, and improvements. We strive to improve the event experience from year to year for the runners.

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