The Great Wall, one of the greatest wonders of the world, was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987. Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, stretching approximately 8,851.8 kilometers (5,500 miles) from east to west of China. With a history of more than 2000 years, some of the sections are now in ruins or have disappeared. However, it is still one of the most appealing attractions all around the world owing to its architectural grandeur and historical significance.
The Jinshanling section of the Great Wall were built during the Ming Dynasty and host our marathon course. While a small portion of the Wall on the course has been restored. Much of the wall on the race course is still in its original state and in ruins. You’ll encounter loose stones, gravel, missing steps, and crumbling walls. Trees and grass in some areas on the Wall. Runners must use extreme caution as there are sections of the race course where you must exit the Wall and run on the trail along side the Wall to avoid extreme hazards. Runners should be physically fit and in shape as this Marathon can be extremely strenuous. Each section of the course will offer different challenges and we suggest you visit our blog page for race course updates from tower to tower.
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