Any runner who is up to a challenge would be drawn to the Great Wall Marathon. Just hearing about the stories surrounding the event from those who have experienced it would make you want to have a go at it. And you do not have to be a competitive runner to explore the idea. There is even a fun run category for those who just want to experience it non-competitively. There are many reasons why this is worth a try. And here are just some of them.
The Great Wall
Running the Great Wall Marathon is like shooting two birds with one stone. It is not only a great opportunity to see one of the world’s wonders. It also allows you to challenge yourself in ways you may have never imagined. Imagine running up and down all those steps surrounded by breathtaking scenery.
Stair Running on a Different Level
Stair running is not the easiest thing to do even on the best days. The usual stairs you use for training are likely easier to manage than the ones you will find at the Great Wall. Conquering over five thousand of steps can push you past your limits.
Adventure of a Lifetime
It is an adventure of a lifetime that you can look back to and tell stories about to your family and friends for years to come. You may have a fairly good idea of what to expect based on the information available online and from first-hand accounts of people have been through it. But there is nothing quite like experiencing it for yourself. It is about venturing into the unknown and testing your own abilities to complete the race.
Meet New and Old Friends from around the World
This annual event gathers thousands of runners from around the world. It would be a great race to plan with your friends. But more importantly, it is a great way to meet and make new friends from around the world. You come across people who share the same passion for running and the shared experiences that you will have at the marathon can provide opportunities to forge lasting friendships.
Marvel at the View
The Great Wall is a popular destination not only for its history and the stories around it. While it is a breathtaking sight in itself, its surroundings are equally stunning. You can enjoy the scenery as you try to finish your run.