If you want an insight into what it’s like to run a marathon in Pyongyang then check out this video made by our partners at Koryo Tours. It tells the story of the 2015 race, and follows some of the Western tourists who signed up to compete in this most exclusive of races. The 2016 edition will be only the third time in history that foreign amateurs will be permitted to take part. But please note that all Westerners must sign up via an authorized travel company, such as Koryo Tours. See you at the start line!
[one_half]The course for next year’s race has now been finalized. The route is essentially a 10km-long loop of the city, and takes in many of the sights of Pyongyang, including the Arch of Triumph, the Friendship Tower, the newly renovated May Day Stadium and the Chollima Statue. Those running the 10km do this loop once and finish by Pyongyang’s Arch of Triumph. Those doing the Half Marathon run the loop twice; those doing the Full Marathon run it four times. Both the Half and Full finish inside the Kim Il Sung stadium. See this video courtesy of our international travel partners.[/one_half][one_half_last] [/one_half_last]