Get ready for the most memorable run of your life along one of mankind's greatest monuments – the Great Wall of China. From the 16th to the 22nd of May you can experience the best of Beijing and give yourself a challenge of a lifetime at a very exclusive event by SAS Dreams.

    Run into history

    5.164 steps, steep climbs, and sharp declines. As you might imagine, the Great Wall Marathon is unlike any other marathon in the world. The race takes place primarily in the Tianjin Province a few hours outside of Beijing, and winds through beautiful farmland and tiny, traditional villages with few tourists. The actual wall section of the marathon is six kilometers long and gives you the feeling of running thousands of steps into history.

    Choose your distance

    Even though it is widely considered one of the toughest foot races in the world, the Great Wall Marathon attracts running and marathon enthusiasts on all levels. The race features three distances: a full marathon, a half marathon and an 8,5 kilometer non-competitive run on the wall. Regardless of which distance you choose, you will be rewarded with spectacular surroundings and views.

    Get a taste of Beijing 

    In addition to the marathon, this SAS Dreams trip includes tailor-made Beijing experiences for an exclusive group of only 30 guests. The participants can look forward to five days full of activities, attractions, and visits to historical sites in the city of Beijing. Visit royal locations, enjoy the tastes of the local cuisine, shop ‘til you drop or simply marvel at the eye-popping architecture throughout the city.

    Reserve your ticket now

    The Great Wall Marathon is a sellout event which attracts 2.500 runners from more than 60 nations. This is a golden opportunity to join and participate in one of the world’s most adventure-packed physical challenges. You're only a few steps away. Hitting the Wall has never been more fun!


    Tuesday May 16th

    Connections to Copenhagen

    21.00 Departure from Copenhagen to Beijing on SK 995

    Wednesday May 17th

    11.55 Arrival Beijing

    13.10 Transfer to hotel

    14.00 Check in at Crowne Plaza Wangfujing in Beijing

    15.00 Tour of Beijing - visit the famous Hutong area

    17.45 Walk to restaurant

    18.30 Dinner at Lost heaven, Yunnan folk cuisine restaurant

    20.15 Walk back to the hotel

    Thursday May 18th

    06.30 Transfer from the hotel to the Great Wall

    09.00 Great Wall Marathon route inspection including information regarding the Saturday run

    14.30 Departure from the Great Wall

    15.30 Latest arrival at Hotel Marriot Jixian

    Free time at own disposal e.g. relax at the pool side and SPA

    18.00 Dinner

    Friday May 19th

    Individual breakfast

    10.15 Coaching session: “Mental readiness” dialogue and exchange of experiences 

    12.00 Transportation and sightseeing, explore the area of Jixian

    18.00 “Healthy pre-Marathon dinner” at the hotel

    Saturday May 20th (Race day) 

    05.00 Transfer from the hotel to The Great Wall

    07.30 Race starts

    16.00 End of race

    16.30 Transfer to Beijing

    18.30 Approx. arrival at hotel Crowne Plaza Wangfujing

    Individual dinner 

    Sunday May 21st

    Individual breakfast and free time

    11.15 Transportation to Dr. Lan´s private Clinique

    12.00 “Inspiration time” Chinese philosophy incl. massage treatments by Dr. Lan and staff

    13.00   Lunch in the area of Sali tun  

    Time at own disposal

    18.00 Departure from Hotel to dinner venue

    Marathon party

    Transfer back to the hotel

    Monday May 22nd

    Time at own disposal

    12.00 Transfer from Crowne Plaza Wangfujing to the Airport

    14.50 Departure from Beijing to Copenhagen on SK 966

    18.40 Arrival Copenhagen 

    Connections to final destination


    There may be changes to the times and as well as program.

    Price excludes

    • Visa for China

    • Travel insurance

    • Meals not stated in the itinerary

    • Personal expenses

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