Runners will have the chance to traverse one of the most famous structures on the planet as the Great Wall Marathon returns to China on 20 May 2017. The event is expected to attract participants from over 50 countries.
First held in 1998, the marathon features a highly varied course including the narrow 'goat trail', small villages and the wall itself with its sharp uphill and downhill sections. The marathon is revered as one of the world’s most challenging, along one of mankind’s greatest monuments. As well as the marathon, there is a half marathon and an 8.5 mile run.
Sports Tours International is offering guaranteed entry to the event. They said: “Due to popular demand, we are very pleased to be now open for bookings for the 2017 Great Wall Marathon. This spectacular event offers you the chance to run a marathon on the historic and iconic Great Wall of China, whilst combing your participation in this adventure marathon with a stay in Beijing, the fascinating capital city of China.”
For more information, visit the Sports Tours International website.