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RUN THE PYONGYANG MARATHON

RACE DAY | 8 APRIL 2018

EVENT INFO

Race Date

Sunday 8 April (2018)

Race Options

10k | 21k | Marathon

Race Location

Pyongyang, DPRK

Exclusive Partner

The Pyongyang Marathon would like to acknowledge the support of DHL in arranging shipping logistics

RACE ROUTE

The Route

For 2018 the race is a return course — rather than the loop of Pyongyang as seen in previous years — with the route being run through the city centre. Runners will go past many of the iconic buildings, monuments, and streets of Pyongyang, before heading out into the countryside, just outside the urban centre, before running back again.

This new route — which is IAAF bronze label certified — gives runners the chance to see more of the capital than in previous years, and also allows more interaction with people along the course, as it takes in more parts of the city than ever before.

All three amateur races — the 10km, half marathon, and full marathon — will start and finish inside Kim Il Sung Stadium (including a final lap of the stadium track). This means that everyone participating will get the chance to finish in front of a 50,000-strong capacity crowd of local Koreans who will be in attendance at the stadium.

After the race has finished, the top three in each amateur category (men’s full; men’s half; men’s 10km; women’s full; women’s half; women’s 10km) take their place on the stadium’s podium for the award ceremony.

MARATHON TOURS

Once again, Koryo Tours is excited to offer the chance for amateur runners to take part in the Pyongyang Marathon 2018! This race can be run either as a full marathon or as a half marathon. There is also a 10km race.

Hundreds of local runners take part as well as some elite foreign runners. Anyone taking part in this tour who wants to watch the marathon instead of take part in it is more than welcome to do so. There will be local football matches taking place in Kim Il Sung stadium after the start of the race, you can be there for this too!

As well as the Pyongyang Marathon, we will show you the highlights of Pyongyang city, including a visit to the famous Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum and captured spy ship USS Pueblo.

2018

2.5 Night Marathon Tour from Shanghai

Travel dates: April 5 - 8
TOUR COST: 1,350 Euros
THIS TOUR IS NOW OPEN

The Real Runners Tour from Shanghai

Travel dates: April 5 - 8
TOUR COST: 1,350 Euros
THIS TOUR IS NOW OPEN

3 Night Marathon Tour from Beijing

Travel dates: April 7 - 10
TOUR COST: 1,370 Euros
THIS TOUR IS NOW OPEN

Pyongyang Marathon Weekender from Beijing

Travel dates: April 6 - 9
TOUR COST: 1,370 Euros
THIS TOUR IS NOW OPEN

5 Night Marathon Tour from Beijing - Train Exit

Travel dates: April 5 - 10/11
TOUR COST: 1,570 Euros
THIS TOUR IS NOW OPEN

5 Night Marathon Tour from Beijing - Flight Exit

Travel dates: April 5 - 10
TOUR COST: 1,620 Euros
THIS TOUR IS NOW OPEN

6 Night Marathon Tour from Beijing

Travel dates: April 6 - 12/13
TOUR COST: 1,690 Euros
THIS TOUR IS NOW OPEN

10 Night Marathon & Kim Il Sung Birthday Tour

Travel dates: April 7 - 17/18
TOUR COST: 2,070 Euros
THIS TOUR IS NOW OPEN

MARATHON NEWS

Registration for 2018 is now open!

Thank you for your patience! After an incredible event in 2017, the wait is over with registration now open for the 2018 Pyongyang Marathon!

We are proud to present the 29th Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon – the Pyongyang Marathon – to everyone which will take place on Sunday April 8, 2018. You can again hit the streets of Pyongyang to run in the 10km, half or full marathon races.

All races will start AND finish inside Kim Il Sung Stadium in front of a crowd of 50,000 people cheering you on – it’s the closest experience to being in the Olympics!

Koryo Tours is the exclusive travel partner for the Pyongyang Marathon, and they have prepared a range of tours to get you there for the marathon as well as see Pyongyang and the greater DPRK which you can view and apply for here.

Registration closes February 28, 2018 – but don’t delay as 2017 tours sold out before the registration closing date, so act soon to secure your place on the start line in Pyongyang in 2018!

It’s more than just a race!


New Race Route for 2017 Pyongyang Marathon

We are very pleased to be able to announce an exciting update to the race route around Pyongyang city on 9 April 2017.

The marathon’s organising committee has confirmed that the route next year has changed significantly from the previous 10km loop around the city centre. For 2017’s race, the race is now a return course — rather than a loop — with the route being run through the city centre. Runners will go past many of the iconic buildings, monuments, and streets of Pyongyang, before heading out into the countryside, just outside the urban centre, before running back again.

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This new route — which is IAAF certified — gives runners the chance to see more of the capital than in previous years, and also allows more interaction with people along the course, as it takes in more parts of the city than ever before.

Other exciting news about the course is that all three amateur races — the 10km, half marathon, and full marathon — will start and finish inside Kim Il Sung Stadium (including a final lap of the stadium track). This means that everyone participating will get the chance to finish in front of a 50,000-strong capacity crowd of local Koreans who’ll be in attendance at the stadium.

This latest update from the Pyongyang Marathon Committee also reaffirms that they’ve granted Koryo Tours the exclusive rights to enter foreign amateur runners into the 2017 edition of the Mangyongdae Prize Pyongyang Marathon.

If you’re interested in taking part in this unique event then we encourage you to sign up soon. Some of our marathon tours are already full, and once the flights and trains to/from Pyongyang during that period hit capacity, then it won’t be possible to add anyone else to the race.

We look forward to seeing everyone on the starting line in Pyongyang – it’s more than just a race!

MARATHON TOUR APPLICATIONS CLOSE FEBRUARY 28 - BUT DON'T DELAY - 2017 SOLD OUT BEFORE APPLICATIONS CLOSED!

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