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Jinshanling Great Wall Marathon


2016 Great Wall Marathon

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Exploring Beijing and run Jinshanling Great Wall Marathon, and have your friends and family be there to cheer for you while you conquer one of the seven wonders of the world.

Great Wall, the symbol of the unyielding Chinese, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, can be dated back to the Warring States period about 2500 years ago. Marathon originated two thousand years ago in the Battle of Marathon, reflecting the ancient people’s strong will and yearning for freedom. Two thousand years later, when the world’s two ancient civilizations and cultural elements collide into Great Wall Marathon in the most magnificent, beautiful Jinshanling Great Wall, it is meant to be a unique experience for marathon runners.

Jinshanling Great Wall is typical in its structure and renowned for for its wide-open view, dense guard towers, unique landscape, elegant architecture, complete military defense system and excellent state of preservation. It is also a National Scenic Spot and is one of the AAAA-grade national tourist attractions. 
It is 130km away from Beijing, 80km away from Chengde Mountain Resort.

10-year Chinese visa for free! Please use the coupon code from your running club or travel agent.

Run 2016 Jingshanling Great Wall Marathon

Sightseeing in Beijing.

7 Days All-inclusive* Package with air.

Departure on April 14, 2016


 Jinshanling Great Wall


Race day April 17, 2016


Average max. 20°C/68°F; average min. 8°C/46°F.


 Full marathon (42.195K), Half marathon (21.0975K). Runners should be between 18 and 65 years old.


 Full marathon 6 hours; Half marathon 3 hours.


2,000 runners


 2016 Jinshanling Great Wall Marathon Race Entry

International return flights from San Francisco. Tax is included. Departure from other cities available upon request.

Transportation with English-speaking guide

5 nights in superior 5-star hotel in Beijing downtown,

Extension to Xian, Lhasa (Tibet) and Shanghai available.

 Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, and Hutong tour.

All breakfast, most lunches and dinners as described in the itinerary.

Escorted by professional English-speaking tour guides.

 All airport and sightseeing transportations in China by deluxe A/C tour coach.

Vox audio system will be used for the tour during the peak season.


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2016 Great Wall Marathon Package: Day 1 to Day 7

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 SFO China direct flightMeet in SFO airport. Check in your flight and fly to Beijing. The journey takes about 12 hours, meals and drinks provided on plane.

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Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall The flight will land at Beijing Capital Airport at 5pm. English-speaking guide will meet you on arrival at the airport. You will be assisted with baggage handling and transferred to your hotel. Your guide will hand out English map. Upon arrival at hotel, you will be assisted for check-in. Welcome dinner at local restaurant.


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China tour Beijing Temple of Heaven American buffet breakfast at the hotel. In the morning visit Visit Temple of Heaven, then drive to Jinshanling Great Wall (95 miles, 2 hours). Enjoy lunch in our host – a local farmer’s house. Explore the Great Wall and our staff will give you the orientation of the race tomorrow. Back to the hotel in Beijing.

 Temple of Heaven, Jinshanling Great Wall

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[toggle title=”Day 4 Great Wall – race day” state=”opened”] Great Wall MarathonRace day! After light breakfast your staff will assist you to the race start. Your family and friends will be guided to the best view point. After conquering one of the Seven Wonders of the World, we will meet again and transfer you back to downtown Beijing. Special Peking Roasted Duck dinner is provided tonight.

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[toggle title=”Day 5 Beijing” state=”opened”]China Tour Beijing Foribiden City After breakfast in hotel, your guide will pick you up and drive to Tian An Men Square. Visit Tian An Men Square and Forbidden City. In the afternoon, visit Summer Palace, one of the Top 4 Gardens in China. Explore the Wangfujing street and Donghuamen Night Food Market.

 Tian An Men Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Wangfujing Street, Donghuamen Night Food Market

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[toggle title=”Day 6 Beijing” state=”opened”] Beijing Hutong TourAmerican style buffet breakfast at the hotel. Today is a free day to explore Beijing.


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[toggle title=”Day 7 Beijing – Home” state=”opened”]Air Travel 7 We will provide transpiration to the airport and assist you to check-in your flight back home. If you choose the extension, we will help you to check in your flight to Xian.

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Extension to Xian, Lhasa (Tibet) and Shanghai: Day 7 to Day 14

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Xian Wild Goose PagodaYou will be escorted to the airport and fly to Xian. Upon arrival at Xian Airport, you will be greeted by your local guide and assisted with baggage, and transferred to the city. You will be served mineral water and provided with English map en route with program orientation. Upon arrival in the city, visit the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, drive to the Southern Gate of the Old City Wall, and visit the History Museum. Special Dumpling Banquet Dinner at a local restaurant.

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Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Old City Wall, History Museum

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[toggle title=”Day 8 Xian” state=”opened”] China Tour Xian Terra cotta warriorsBuffet breakfast at the hotel. Visit Terra Cotta Warriors Museum at the excavation site. Have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Muslim area and the bazaar. Balance of the day is at leisure. Evening is open. You can enjoy Western dinner at hotel or try one of unique local restaurants and stroll the night market. Or taken an optional dinner show that include dinner, Tang dynasty show and round trip transfers.

the Terra Cotta Warriors, the Muslim bazaar

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[toggle title=”Day 9 Xian – Lhasa” state=”opened”]Tibet-20-600x399 Buffet breakfast at the hotel. In the morning take flight to Lhasa. You will be greeted at the Lhasa Airport, one of the highest in the world at an elevation of 3,570 metres (11,710 ft). Take a rest in the hotel to adapt to the high altitude. Dinner is included.

 Xian to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet

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[toggle title=”Day 10 Lhasa” state=”opened”]Tibet-06-600x399 Enjoy buffet breakfast in hotel. Visit the great Potala Palace, the landmark in Lhasa and the Winter Palace of Dalai Lama. In the afternoon visit Jokhang Temple,  the economic, political and cultural center of Tibet in the history. Then have a stroll in the Barkhor Street. Special dinner in Snowland Restaurant.

Potala Palace, Joking Temple, Barkhor Street

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[toggle title=”Day 11 Lhasa” state=”opened”]Tibet-16-600x449 After breakfast visit the Drepung Monastery. Visit Norbulingka, the Summer Palace of Dalai Lama in the history. Then Sera Monastery, and watch Lama Debate in the afternoon. Lunch and dinner are included.

 Norbulingka, Sera Monastery

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[toggle title=”Day 12 Lhasa – Shanghai” state=”opened”]Tibet-03-600x399 American buffet breakfast at the hotel. Visit Ani Sangkung Nunnery, and Muru Temple, where all the Sutta (buddhist books) are printed. After lunch take flight to Shanghai and arrive around 9pm. Local Guide meet group in the Shanghai airport. Dinner is served in plane.

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 Ani Sangkung Nunnery, Muru Temple

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[toggle title=”Day 13 Lhasa – Shanghai” state=”opened”]Shanghai Yu Garden American style breakfast (buffet) in Hotel. Drive to Jinmao Tower for sightseeing. Take high-speed lift to 88F observatory. Visit Yu Garden and old town market, then the Bund. Free afternoon. Group meet in lobby in the evening for Shanghai style farewell dinner.

 the Bund, Jinmao Tower, Yu Garden, old town market

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[toggle title=”Day 14 Shanghai – San Francisco” state=”opened”]SFO China direct flight American buffet breakfast at the hotel. You will be picked up and transferred to the airport with assistance of your baggage. Fly back home and arrive on the same day.

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Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall

7 Jian Guo Men South Avenue, Dongcheng District Beijing,  China. 100005


This superior 5-star hotel is the largest Marriott outside USA. It is located in the center of the city with wonderful rooms and splendid breakfasts. Check out the reviews on TripAdvisor.



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Shangri-La Golden Flower Hotel

8 Chang Le Road West, Xian, China. 710032


Situated in the city center, Shangri-La Golden Flower Xian is an international standard 5-star hotel situated a 40-minute drive from Xi’an airport. Rooms at this newly renovated Xi’an 5-star hotel are spacious and thoughtfully-appointed and both accommodation and service standards are excellent. Reviews on TripAdvisor.



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Lhasa Shangri-La Hotel

19 Norbulingka Road, Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. 850000


Situated in the city center, this luxury hotel is close to Norbulingka, and Potala Palace, a breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site and traditional residence of the Dalai Lamas. The elegant and spacious rooms, the hotel’s unique oxygen lounge and the outstanding service will make your stay in one of the world’s highest cities comfortable and memorable. Reviews on TripAdvisor.



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Shanghai Renaissance Yangtze Hotel

2099 Yan’an West Road, Changning District  Shanghai,  China. 200336


The 5-star hotel offers nice rooms, excellent service, and good breakfast. It gives you an unparalleled experience with a home away from home feel. See how people like this hotel on TripAdvisor.




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2016 Jinshanling Great Wall Marathon Entry

Round trip airfare from SFO and domestic flights in China (taxes included).

Superior 5-star hotels sharing double occupancy. Single room surcharge $300 for Great Wall Marathon Package (5 nights), and $600 for Extension Tours (7 Nights)

Meals, sightseeing with entrance fees, deluxe A/C coach for land transportation

Professional English-speaking tour guides

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Passport fee

China Visa fee ($140 visa fee + $50 service fee = $190 per passport)

Tips to guides & drivers ($3 per day)

Travel Protection Plan / travel insurance

Optional tours and evening shows

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