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The Great Wall Marathon China 2017

The Great Wall Marathon, ½ Marathon and 8.5K race will celebrate its 17th anniversary on May 20, 2017. We hope you choose to be part of this fantastic event! Marlin Travel is the official Canadian Travel Agent Partner for this event and has sent hundreds of runners to China.

We offer an Early Booking Discount of $50.00 USD per person for Entry applications received by December 1 2016.

COURSE - This demanding course covers over 3,700 steps on the Great Wall at Huangyaguan and includes steep up and down portions. Over 6 kilometers of the full marathon are run on the Wall. All other races are on the wall for about 3km. Most of the course runs through the small farmlands and villages of Tianjin Province. Many runners/walkers opt to carry a camera during their event and not be concerned about their finish time. For many, this is an experience of a lifetime, not a race

Official Entry Form. This must be completed and returned to me in order to confirm participation in the Marathon, ½ Marathon or 8.5k Fun Run. Spectators must also complete this form and there is no reduction on package cost for non-runners.

Payment, Insurance and Terms and Conditions Form. This form must also be completed in order to book and participate in the tour.

Itinerary #1 Day by Day Schedule. This itinerary is 5 nights/6 days and spends 1 night in Beijing, 2 nights in Jixian/Pinggu (near the Marathon start) and then 2 more nights in Beijing. It is a nice itinerary for those who do not have a lot of time to spend in China and is quite economical.

Itinerary #1 Prices. There are 3 hotels to choose from, ranging from 3 star to 4 star.

Itinerary #2 Day to Day Schedule. This itinerary is 6 nights/7 days and is more comprehensive than Itinerary #1. The entire stay is in Beijing instead of switching hotels as in Itinerary #1.

Itinerary #2 Prices. This time there is 4 hotels to choose from, ranging from 3 stars to 5 stars.

Extension Tours and prices. For those who want to stay longer in China and explore such areas as Xi’an, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hong Kong, Yangtze River Cruise, Langzhou or Lhasa. Well organized with great pricing.

Runners Exclusion of Liability; must be read and understood by all participants.

Arrival transfers from/to airport are not included and may be purchased for $49.00 USD per person. Taxi’s are also available, but we recommend you have the name address of your hotel/destination written in Mandarin in case the driver does not understand English/French.

Prices for additional Hotel nights are listed in the price files for those who wish to arrive earlier or stay longer in Beijing.

Optional Tours: Each itinerary offers several optional tours that take place during the duration of the package. Payable in advance.

In order to confirm your participation, please return a completed Official Entry form and Payment and Insurance Form for each person to Elaine.tomiszer@marlintravel.ca

Flights are not included, please send me your dates and departure city and I will send you a competitive quote.

All participants must have a valid Canadian Passport and must also obtain a China Visitor’s Visa. Visa’s can only be issued within 3 months of your visit to China.

Click here for details of itinerary 1

Click here for details of itinerary 2

Click here for itinerary 1 prices

Click here for itinerary 2 prices

Click here for extensions add-ons and prices

Click here for the official entry form

Click here for runners exclusion of liability

Click here for payment terms and insurance

Click here for reasons why you should buy travel insurance

For more information on registration, packages and extensions, please contact Elaine Tomiszer at 905-377-0997 or email: elaine.tomiszer@marlintravel.ca