Kathy Loper Events is proud to announce our 16th Annual tour of the Great Wall Marathon, Half Marathon, and 8.5K Fun Run/Walk in Beijing, China on Saturday May 20, 2017. This unique sporting and touring opportunity, under the direction of the Danish and Chinese Athletic Federations is an incredible experience for both the participant and spectator.
"The Marathon of the Millennium" is now an international event. The course is awesome with 8K on the Great Wall. With the 2582 steps, varying greatly in width and height, the course is run on some steep ascents and descents as well as some very narrow passages on the Great Wall. Participants in the full marathon will conquer this section twice, while the half-marathon will travel through the farmland and villages and cover the 1800 steps of the Wall only once. The 8.5K Fun Run/Walk only includes some of the steps of the Great Wall. The longest part of the course is flat with some rolling terrain as well as some dirt road as it travels through the Chinese farmlands and villages.