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RUN THE PYONGYANG MARATHON

RACE DAY | 8 APRIL 2018

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EVENT INFO

Race Date

Sunday 8 April (2018)

Race Options

10k | 21k | Marathon

Race Location

Pyongyang, DPRK

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RACE ROUTE

The Route

For 2018 the race is a return course 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

3 Night Budget Marathon Tour from Dandong

Travel dates: April 6 - 9
TOUR COST: 850 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

2018 Pyongyang Marathon Official Race Bulletin Now Available

The official race bulletin for the 29th edition of the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon – the 2018 Pyongyang Marathon – has been released by the DPR Korea Amateur Athletics Association.

This official bulletin confirms important information for all amateur athletes participating in the 2018 race. This includes that the route for the marathon will again follow the same return route introduced for the 2017 event including the very popular race start and finish inside Kim Il Sung Stadium in front of 50,000 people, and that the official full marathon race time limit has been extended to 4.5 hours – now you have more time to finish your race and achieve your personal best!

The bulletin also confirms that the organising committee continue to work with Koryo Tours as the exclusive rights holder for all amateur athletes, with the exception of athletes from some south east Asian countries. This means that by traveling with Koryo Tours to get to the Pyongyang Marathon you are automatically guaranteed entry into the marathon.

You can read the bulletin in full by clicking on it below.

We are very excited to bring you this event again in 2018, and look forward to seeing you all on the starting line in Pyongyang!

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!


MARATHON TOUR APPLICATIONS CLOSE FEBRUARY 28, 2018 - DON'T MISS OUT!

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