Great Wall Marathon Travel and Entry Information



great wall marathon, Half-Marathon, 8.5K Fun Run

May 20, 2017


Marathon Tours is pleased to offer special packages for the 2017 Great Wall Marathon, Half-Marathon, 8.5K fun run on May 20. The Great Wall Marathon adds another exotic experience to our growing list of international events and is a good one for anyone looking to join the 7 Continents Club.

This Great Wall Marathon has to be considered one of the toughest yet most picturesque marathons in the world. Staged in China's Tianjin province, it includes over 6km run on the Great Wall and over 5,100 steps which range in height from several inches to almost knee-high. Along the course pass through beautiful farmland and tiny, picturesque villages. Do not let the challenging course intimidate you. The Great Wall offers an event for everyone and many of our travelers choose one of the shorter distances. "Hitting the Wall has never been so much fun!"

As a vacation destination, few places on earth can offer such a fascinating array of cultures, history and architectural wonders as China. Our travel packages include five-star luxury accommodations at the Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel in Beijing, the Sofitel on Renmin Square Xi'an, the Portman Ritz Carlton in Shanghai, the Kowloon Shangri-La in Hong Kong, the Shangri La Lhasa in Tibet and the Yangzi Explorer on the Yangtze River.


For those with time constraints, we offer a short six-night trip in Beijing only. Our optional deluxe tours include a pre-trip to Hong Kong, a post trip to Xian, the Three City package that includes visits to Xi'an - cruise on the Yangtze River on the Yangzi Explorer, one of the Yangtze's largest and most luxurious ships, and Shanghai. Each trip will include sight-seeing, excursions to several historical sites in China, shopping, special meals with local cuisine, as well as opportunities to explore on your own. NEW for 2017...explore Tibet with us as we visit Lhasa.


Call Scott today at 617-242-7845, 7:30am - 4:00 pm EST, for personal service or email him at


Please note that our packages include current taxes and energy surcharges.  Gratuities to the local guides and drivers are included in the deluxe Beijing package, Hong Kong, Xi'an, Yangtze River, and Shanghai. (Gratuities on the budget packages are not included)


"This is an Epic adventure. Marathon Tours does an outstanding job. This is a memory u will never forget. Book it"  Bill M.


"I hit the wall...twice - still traumatized by the experience. The whole tour was amazing and well worth it." Jason T.


"Still one of my favorite runcations!" Kathleen D.