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